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Statement: Super Cyclone Amphan puts millions at greater risk of coronavirus

Cyclone Amphan is creating crisis on top of a crisis – making it even more difficult to contain COVID-19 at a critical time in the response by both India and Bangladesh, World Vision warns.

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South Sudan’s children face combined risks: poverty, malnutrition and COVID-19 

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In South Sudan, already vulnerable children face a deepening crisis as coronavirus hits their country. Here we meet Paska, an extraordinary girl, who has become carer to her three younger siblings at the age of just 11. 

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Lessons from Ebola: Helping communities prepare for Coronavirus

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Andy Flannagan of Christians in Politics offers an Easter prayer for all those affected by coronavirus – both in the UK and across the globe.

Coronavirus lockdown: Supporting your child’s emotional wellbeing in times of anxiety

Thursday 09, Apr, 2020

Download free activities to help your child cope with anxiety and stay positive during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: South Sudan entrepreneur Shamim fears her family will starve

Monday 06, Apr, 2020

A lone provider for her family, Shamim's income has stopped since government restrictions to combat coronavirus came in. Now she fears her family will starve.

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Statement: Super Cyclone Amphan puts millions at greater risk of coronavirus

Tuesday 19, May, 2020

Cyclone Amphan is creating crisis on top of a crisis – making it even more difficult to contain COVID-19 at a critical time in the response by both India and Bangladesh, World Visi…

Parents turn to violence as coronavirus bites around world

Friday 15, May, 2020

Up to 85 million more children face physical, sexual and emotional violence at home and in their communities over the next three months, as COVID-19 spreads worldwide.

Coronavirus: World Vision launches largest ever humanitarian response

Tuesday 05, May, 2020

World Vision has dramatically scaled up its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus continues to spread rapidly around the world.

Coronavirus: World Vision launches £64m global response

Thursday 16, Apr, 2020

International aid agency World Vision has launched a £64m aid plan to help millions of the world’s most vulnerable people defeat coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Lives of 30 million children in danger from secondary effects

Wednesday 08, Apr, 2020

Thirty million children’s lives are in danger because of the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from World Vision warns.

Coronavirus lockdown: UK children are lonely, scared and stressed, survey finds

Friday 03, Apr, 2020

One in three UK children between five and 18 years old (36%) have told parents they are lonely since the government shut schools, a survey commissioned by World Vision reveals.

Coronavirus: World Vision welcomes UN’s global response plan

Wednesday 25, Mar, 2020

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today (March 25).

Coronavirus: World Vision urges UK churches to unite for National Day of Prayer and Action

Wednesday 18, Mar, 2020

World Vision UK is urging churches across the country to unite for a National Day of Prayer and Action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: World must unite to focus on the most vulnerable as pandemic declared

Wednesday 11, Mar, 2020

A united global effort is needed to help prevent COVID-19 from having a massive destructive impact on the lives of child refugees, migrants and the very poor, warns aid agency, Wor…

Coronavirus: World Vision urges UK government to reveal aid plans for possible global outbreak

Friday 06, Mar, 2020

World Vision warns that coronavirus could travel through poorer regions of the world which lack strong health structures to contain it.

New analysis reveals scale of destruction and displacement in Idlib

Wednesday 04, Mar, 2020

New satellite imagery and analysis by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Save the Children and World Vision show how children are experiencing unbearable suffering.

Hundreds of thousands in northwest Syria caught in humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies warn

Wednesday 05, Feb, 2020

As hostilities continue to escalate in northwest Syria, eight aid agencies are today making an urgent call for an immediate ceasefire.

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Monday 03, Feb, 2020

World Vision joins 2,000 campaigners demanding world leaders tackle the emergency facing people and planet

Thursday 30, Jan, 2020

In a dramatic act of global unity, 2000 campaigners and public figures from over 140 countries are backing an open letter signed by 20 world-leading activists.

Tim Pilkington to step down as World Vision UK CEO

Monday 27, Jan, 2020

Tim Pilkington is to step down as World Vision UK CEO on 1 March after five years at the helm of the charity.

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