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Amika George calls for global action to end period poverty after Zambia trip

UK activist Amika George is urging world leaders to stamp out period poverty after visiting a World Vision menstrual hygiene project in Zambia.

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International Youth Day: Celebrating youth advocates at World Vision UK

Monday 12, Aug, 2019

On International Youth Day, World Vision UK's Dr Carine Le Borgne reflects on her work with youth advocates for our It Takes A World campaign.

She's someone else's property: a father's story

Tuesday 30, Jul, 2019

True gender equality means we’re all in it together. In India these men are redefining gender roles and protecting girls from child marriage and violence.

Empowering girls against child marriage

Wednesday 24, Jul, 2019

Across the world, girls are standing up for their rights and creating a better future for women. Discover girls’ stories of extraordinary everyday courage.

My fairy-tale, their horror story

Monday 15, Jul, 2019

A wedding day that could have been so different. Temwa from Malawi has just married the man of her dreams – but other girls from her home face a very different idea of ‘bride.’

Why I joined the It Takes A World campaign: A youth advocate’s story

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Youth advocates like 19-year-old biochemistry student Asini have been working with us to help end violence against children.

How modern slavery is destroying childhoods

Friday 17, May, 2019

World Vision UK's Erica Hall on the crisis of children who are forced into horrifying exploitation.

The overwhelming joy of meeting the girl I have sponsored for a decade

Friday 17, May, 2019

Angela Farries travelled with children’s charity World Vision to Tanzania in November 2018

Cyclone Idai: The future is uncertain for children like Paulito

Thursday 28, Mar, 2019

Paulito and his family survived Cyclone Idai. Now they face major concerns for their future.

Cyclone Idai tears through Mozambique: Adelino's Story

Wednesday 27, Mar, 2019

Adelino has a beautiful smile, but when he speaks of Cyclone Idai which ripped apart his community - his world - his eyes betray the suffering he’s seen.

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Amika George calls for global action to end period poverty after Zambia trip

Monday 16, Sep, 2019

UK activist Amika George is urging world leaders to stamp out period poverty after visiting a World Vision menstrual hygiene project in Zambia.

61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

Wednesday 21, Aug, 2019

World Vision is one of 61 local, national and international NGOs working in Myanmar and Bangladesh calling for Rohingya refugees to have a role in decision-making about their own l…

World Humanitarian Day: Karate champion empowers Syrian refugee girls in Jordan

Monday 19, Aug, 2019

This World Humanitarian Day, we honour the women who work on the front line of their own communities in some of the most difficult places. This is Qamar Al-Kurdi's story.

World Vision seeks sponsors to give girls in poverty a fighting chance

Tuesday 06, Aug, 2019

International children’s charity World Vision UK is looking for people to support the movement for gender equality by sponsoring1000 girls in developing countries.

World Vision UK urges new International Development Secretary to maintain DFID's independence

Wednesday 24, Jul, 2019

World Vision UK calls on the new DFID Secretary to fight for the department to remain independent.

World leaders must wake up to Ebola crisis as International Health Emergency declared

Wednesday 17, Jul, 2019

World leaders must wake up to the deadly Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), World Vision warns today.

Ebola death in Goma sparks fears of greater spread

Tuesday 16, Jul, 2019

The fight against Ebola has intensified after the first Ebola death in the major city of Goma in the DRC, World Vision warns today.

World Vision delivers aid to Rohingya refugees during monsoon

Wednesday 10, Jul, 2019

World Vision is delivering life-sustaining aid to hundreds of thousands of children and their families as monsoon rains lash the world’s largest refugee camp.

World Vision UK presents It Takes A World petition to DFID

Wednesday 03, Jul, 2019

World Vision UK on Monday presented the Department for International Development with a petition urging it to increase spending to stop children being abused and assaulted in disas…

Idlib crisis: Thousands of pregnant women and babies at risk as they flee deadly violence

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Thousands of pregnant women, vulnerable infants and young children are fleeing the bombardment of Idlib in north-western Syria, World Vision warns today.

Statement: Demolition of Syrian refugee homes in Lebanon

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Statement by World Vision and other NGOs following the demolition of refugees' homes in Arsal.

World Vision responds to 'terrifying' attacks in Idlib

Tuesday 18, Jun, 2019

Children in Idlib are experiencing terrifying bombardment and violence, with reports that dozens of children have been killed in the last two months.

World Vision preparing for potential ‘catastrophic’ Ebola outbreak across East Africa

Thursday 13, Jun, 2019

World Vision has mobilised staff across East Africa to prepare for any further spread of the deadly Ebola virus from an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

First Ebola case confirmed in Uganda: Millions of children face a looming threat

Wednesday 12, Jun, 2019

Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola, following the ongoing outbreak in DRC which has claimed the lives of almost 1,400 people.

Thousands of children at risk as Ebola escalates in DRC

Friday 07, Jun, 2019

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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Bikes, chickens, and menstrual pads | Educating girls in Zimbabwe

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A burden no more | Preventing child marriage in Bangladesh

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Seeing empowerment and change in Patna, India

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Farming families struggle to survive in drought-stricken Ethiopia

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"Before the programme, we were ashamed" | Building girl's confidence in Ethiopia

Wednesday 13, Jul, 2016

People may think of Ethiopia as one of the poorest countries in the world. A country that has, in a generation, experienced widespread famine, conflict, drought and disease. While …

Five Voices | Perspectives from South Sudan

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"In South Sudan, we help keep children alive" | Life in a camp in South Sudan

Saturday 09, Jul, 2016

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"My children used to have to work" | Saving in the time of Ebola

Friday 08, Jul, 2016

10-year-old Fatmata was terrified when Ebola came to her village. Not only did it personally affect her, but the impact of closed schools and lost livelihoods were felt all across …

"Regina has been alone since the death of her parents" | Coping with stigma in Sierra Leone

Wednesday 06, Jul, 2016

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The rise & fall of Ebola | Reflections on our World Vision garden

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Award-winning garden designer John Warland created the World Vision garden that recently won a silver-gilt award at this years’ Chelsea Flower Show. A long-term child sponsor of Ro…


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