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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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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.

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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

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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.’

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

Cyclone Idai tears through Mozambique: Adelino's Story

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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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