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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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"Things were very different before" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

After three days following the local women’s savings group in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone, Kate Shaw was eager to speak to a family to find out the difference their mother’s new in…

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Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

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"Now, they need shoes, we buy shoes" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

Last week I travelled with blogger Annie to Sierra Leone to visit one of our child sponsorship projects there and hear from the community about the effects Ebola has had on their l…

Child labour and how child sponsorship is helping

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

Child labour is a fact of life for millions of children around the world. You can help us continue to tackle child labour by sponsoring a child today.

Hearing from the Kids Club | Pregnancies and education in the time of Ebola

Thursday 30, Jun, 2016

Together with Annie of Fable and Folk, our Social Media Manager Kate recently had the opportunity to visit our child sponsorship work in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone. Inspired by Al…

"I want to learn to write my name" | Dreaming of school in Lebanon

Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Fatima, 35, mother-of-six fled Aleppo for Lebanon in 2012. Her husband left her shortly after the war had started. Today, more than three years later, she and her children live in …

The stress of war on parents | Supporting refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday 22, Jun, 2016

Inside a school in Lebanon’s Zahle, 30-year-old Suriya is trying to stop her 4-year-old son, Ahmed, from running around the room. It’s been four years since Suriya fled Damascus wi…

A refugee mother's to-do list

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

For most mothers, daily life revolves around the items on each day’s to-do list: heading to work, helping with homework, cooking, getting the children to bed. In some ways, daily l…

Every drop counts | Clean water in Malawi

Saturday 18, Jun, 2016

11-year-old Priscilla had to walk miles across hot terrain every day to collect water for herself and her grandmother, often encountering threats such as hyenas. Since we renovated…

Communities tackling hunger | El Nino in Ethiopia

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

Thirty-two-year-old Shega is worried for her three children. While she lives just a few metres from a concrete water reservoir, she still has to walk for three miles to access wate…

Who knows best what children and communities in poverty need? Try asking them!

Tuesday 14, Jun, 2016

Caught up in the ambition to do good, and the rush to deliver programmes under tight timelines, international development NGOs run the risk of failing to listen to the very people …

Mina’s Dream | Child labour in Bangladesh

Saturday 11, Jun, 2016

At just 12 years old, Mina has concerns that far exceed her years. Her hands are scarred and continually sore because of her job breaking bricks, and she only eats two small meals …

Restoring hope | Getting children to school in Albania

Monday 06, Jun, 2016

Twelve-year-old Emanuel's transport to school was withdrawn due to lack of funding, and so he had a long trip to class and back every day, even in severely bad weather. He was ofte…

Keeping girls safe | Water access in times of El Nino

Saturday 04, Jun, 2016

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought for decades, affecting an estimated 10.2 million people. We have been working to repair and restore existing water supplies so …

Women supporting women | Linking empowerment and resilience in Myanmar

Tuesday 31, May, 2016

How can we minimise the impacts of a natural disaster? WVUK’s Rachel Canclini Kettle travelled to Myanmar to see how our work was helping communities to do just that; through early…


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