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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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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

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. 

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. 

“We can beat Coronavirus together”: Ajlin's Story 

Tuesday 28, Apr, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Ajlin shares her experience of coronavirus lockdown – and the benefits of staying positive – from her home in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Lessons from Ebola: Helping communities prepare for Coronavirus

Friday 24, Apr, 2020

In the DRC, World Vision is training faith leaders to promote lifesaving messages and practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - just as they did with Ebola.

Coronavirus: Praying this Easter for those affected by COVID-19

Sunday 12, Apr, 2020

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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World Vision UK launches Cyclone Fani appeal

Saturday 04, May, 2019

World Vision UK has launched an emergency appeal to fund the humanitarian response to Cyclone Fani.

Cyclone Fani: World Vision warns millions of children at risk

Thursday 02, May, 2019

World Vision is ready to provide emergency humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and India, as Cyclone Fani threatens millions of families.

New International Development Secretary urged to put child protection at the heart of UK Aid

Wednesday 01, May, 2019

New International Development Secretary Rory Stewart must put UK aid back on track and ensure that it meets the needs of the most vulnerable children, says World Vision UK.

Cyclone Kenneth: World Vision on standby as second cyclone bears down on Mozambique

Thursday 25, Apr, 2019

Aid agencies in Mozambique, including World Vision, are on stand-by to respond to a potentially lethal cyclone – the second to hit the country in two months.

Faith leaders and organisations urge Theresa May: 'Aid must help the poorest'

Tuesday 23, Apr, 2019

World Vision UK stands with dozens of faith leaders and organisations who in an open letter to Theresa May, urged the Prime Minister to maintain the aid budget and protect the qual…

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn meets South Sudan’s child soldiers

Monday 01, Apr, 2019

Actor shares "deeply moving" experiences of trip to war-torn country, as fears of full-blown conflict mount.

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of children alone and desperate in midst of catastrophe 

Saturday 23, Mar, 2019

World Vision UK has reached the city of Beira, Mozambique which has been destroyed by the devastating Cyclone Idai. 

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of people could drown as dam burst risk looms

Thursday 21, Mar, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people "could drown" as dams in Mozambique and Zimbabwe could burst, following a devastating cyclone and flooding in southern Africa.

Cyclone Idai: World Vision launches appeal following catastrophic crisis in Southern Africa

Wednesday 20, Mar, 2019

Children’s charity World Vision UK has launched an appeal to bring urgent relief to thousands of people affected by a devastating cyclone across Southern Africa.

World Vision aid worker wins prestigious 'Humanitarian of the Year' award

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

Christine Ngbaazande from South Sudan has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

World Vision responds to Tax Payer's Alliance attack on UK Aid

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

We cannot stand by and let a narrative take root that it is better to spend UK Aid on boosting Britain rather than eradicating global poverty.

World Vision ready to respond to devastating Mozambique cyclone

Saturday 16, Mar, 2019

Emergency supplies have been rushed to Mozambique, where World Vision is preparing to respond to devastating Cyclone Idai.

NGO reaction to the "Brussels III" Conference on Syria

Thursday 14, Mar, 2019

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies ca…

World Vision UK responds to MP debate on aid

Wednesday 27, Feb, 2019

“Today’s debate on aid again dredges up a question which has already been answered time and time again – DFID should absolutely not be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Offi…

Education for Rohingya refugees must be top priority, say World Vision, Oxfam and Save the Children

Friday 15, Feb, 2019

Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp.


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Willing the Rains: Zimbabwe affected by drought and climate change

Saturday 19, Mar, 2016

Sibonisiwe is a mother from the Gwanda district of Zimbabwe. Affected by the relentless drought that has been brought on by climate change and El Nino, Sibonisiwe cannot harvest cr…

Through the eyes of a refugee child: A story in 23 pictures

Thursday 17, Mar, 2016

We recently visited an Informal Tented Settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley that houses Syrian refugees. When it rains, the camp turns into a mud pit, making it hard for children w…

Too much, too young: 'Half of all Syrian refugee children are working'

Sunday 13, Mar, 2016

Naseem and his wife, Maha, and their seven children were forced to flee Syria in 2013. Living in a small apartment in Jordan, and with Naseem struggling with a debilitating injury,…

A bright start: New business for mum of four in Zambia

Monday 07, Mar, 2016

Nomai’s dream is to ensure her children have a bright future. However, having a disability makes it difficult for her to pay the fees to keep her children in school. Thankfully, wi…

Terrifying, painful nights: A child mother in Bangladesh

Friday 04, Mar, 2016

Born into poverty in Bangladesh, Rani loved school and playing with her friends, but at the age of 11 she became a wife. Now 16-years-old and pregnant for a third time, she fears f…

"I cried all day. It didn’t feel real": Struggling with HIV in India

Tuesday 01, Mar, 2016

This Zero-Discrimination Day, we’re sharing the story of 13-year-old Kavita and her family. When Kavita’s father was struck down by a mystery illness, it grew progressively difficu…

Cooking with Grandma: Malnutrition in Zambia

Thursday 25, Feb, 2016

When Hector’s mother died, it wasn’t immediately obvious that he was suffering from malnutrition. His weight plummeted and the local medical centre wasn’t able to determine what wa…

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

Sunday 21, Feb, 2016

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

Friday 19, Feb, 2016

Goran Stupar spent last week in Serbia speaking to refugees about the things they've lost since fleeing Syria. Broken, discarded shoes by roadsides, clothing washed up on beaches, …

A Rock and a Hard Place

Wednesday 17, Feb, 2016

A World Vision Supporter, Philip Jinadu, discusses his recent visit to Azraq Refugee Camp. Speaking of the families he met that simply want the best for their children, he talks ab…

The cost of child soldiers

Friday 12, Feb, 2016

On Red Hand Day, Senior Child Rights Policy Advisor Erica Hall shares the stories of the former child soldiers she has met while fighting for child rights. Today, carries an import…

World Vision made them feel safe again

Friday 12, Feb, 2016

Media Specialist Carina Wint travelled to the Children of War centre in Gulu, Northern Uganda, to see how World Vision is helping children like nine-year-old Moses find safety and …

Pancakes around the world

Tuesday 09, Feb, 2016

While not every country celebrates Shrove Tuesday, pancakes and flatbreads form a staple diet in many of the countries we work in. Whether it's lunchtime pancakes in the Philippine…

Waiting to start a new life

Monday 08, Feb, 2016

Syrian refugee and father, Fahad, discusses the treacherous couple of years he and his family have endured since fleeing their home. Sleeping at a roadside with his wife and 5 chil…


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