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Joy’s worked through four emergencies in seven months. How does she keep going as a frontliner and help the most vulnerable children in the Philippines?

No ordinary hero: Grandmother Ahlam protects Syrian refugee children 

Tuesday 16, Jun, 2020

Grandmother Ahlam fled her home in Syria. Now she protects Syrian refugee children

Healthcare workers on the COVID-19 front line

Tuesday 09, Jun, 2020

Communities across the world are celebrating healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Meet Ailbhe in the UK and her colleagues abroad. 

Rohingya refugee dads unite to protect children from violence  

Tuesday 02, Jun, 2020

Obaidur, a respected Rohingya camp leader, believes that with good teaching, men can create positive change in the heart of the coronavirus crisis.

Facing coronavirus in refugee camps: "You can't run from this"

Tuesday 26, May, 2020

How can you maintain social distancing in a camp of crowded tents? How do you wash your hands regularly when the queue for the water point is long?

Children in coronavirus lockdown spread hope across the world

Tuesday 19, May, 2020

During the current coronavirus crisis, children are finding ways to bring hope and healing to those around them.

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

Tuesday 12, May, 2020

Here we meet Paska, an extraordinary girl, who has become carer to her three younger siblings at the age of just 11. 

Coronavirus: Aylesbury girl sings to help vulnerable children 

Wednesday 06, May, 2020

One Buckinghamshire girl has turned disappointment into opportunity – and is bringing hope to other children around the world. 

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Almost half of UK parents are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their children's mental health

Monday 29, Jun, 2020

A new study released today and conducted by Sevanta ComRes, has found that 48% of British parents are concerned about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health an…

YOOX celebrates 20th anniversary with #ShareTheLove fundraiser for World Vision

Wednesday 24, Jun, 2020

YOOX, the world’s leading online lifestyle store for fashion, design and art, is marking its 20th anniversary with a donation to World Vision.

Millions of Syrians at risk as UN access threatened

Wednesday 24, Jun, 2020

Millions of Syrians could starve and die if the UN Security Council does not renew this resolution allowing humanitarian organisations to deliver life-saving aid, World Vision warn…

Statement: Faith-based aid agencies condemn DFID merger

Thursday 18, Jun, 2020

The abolition of DFID is a political move, and the world’s most vulnerable people will pay the highest price.

Statement: With the abolition of DFID, Global Britain has shrunk

Tuesday 16, Jun, 2020

The abolition of DFID is shocking evidence of the UK putting its own economic interests above saving lives. The terrible irony is that Global Britain has today shrunk following yea…

Art exhibition launches to raise funds for World Vision's coronavirus appeal

Thursday 11, Jun, 2020

Drawn Together, curated by the gallery Unit London, celebrates the return to a simpler life during lockdown and a new-found appreciation of helping and togetherness.

Statement: DRC on its knees as new Ebola outbreak confirmed

Monday 01, Jun, 2020

Reports of new cases of Ebola in north-western DRC confirm World Vision's greatest fear: that the country is contending with yet another outbreak in a new province – Equatoria.

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.

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Cooking with Grandma: Malnutrition in Zambia

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Helping refugees stay warm

Tuesday 23, Feb, 2016

Syrian refugee and mother, Naeema, wants nothing more for her children than to live happy and healthy lives. However her nine-year-old son Fares suffers from ill health, and Naeema…

Mother Language Day

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On Mother Language Day, we explore how World Vision's literacy programming has made a lasting impact on the reading skills of children in Dumka, India – a community where many chil…

Lost along the way

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