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World Vision launches campaign to end abuses that keep children from school

As millions of children remain out of school around the world, World Vision UK today launches its “Empty Classrooms, Broken Futures” campaign.

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World Vision launches campaign to end abuses that keep children from school

Monday 15, Feb, 2021

As millions of children remain out of school around the world, World Vision UK today launches its “Empty Classrooms, Broken Futures” campaign.

Beirut blast: 6 months on, half a million children at risk of child marriage and forced labour

Thursday 04, Feb, 2021

Over half a million children are at risk of child labour and child marriage as their families struggle six months on from the Beirut blast, World Vision warns today.

Report: Less than 1% of international aid money used to end violence against children

Wednesday 03, Feb, 2021

Ending violence against children remains alarmingly underfunded, despite one billion children experiencing violence each year, according to a new report.

World Vision mobilising for a humanitarian response in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

Wednesday 16, Dec, 2020

International aid agency, World Vision, has appealed to donors for US$10 million in additional funding, as it launched its humanitarian response to the crisis in the conflict-affec…

World Vision responds to Foreign Secretary's statement on UK Aid cuts

Thursday 26, Nov, 2020

The foreign secretary’s speech today reinforced the government’s broken promises on overseas aid and its failure to stand with the world’s poor at a time of global crisis.

World Vision responds to UK aid budget cuts

Wednesday 25, Nov, 2020

The Government has today broken its promise to the world’s poor by cutting back support at a time when more is needed.

World Vision UK responds to possible cuts to the aid budget

Tuesday 17, Nov, 2020

Coronavirus has brought significant challenges to the UK’s economy, but cutting  the aid budget – which will be devastating for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable – is not the…

Senior Labour MP urges protection of UK Aid

Wednesday 11, Nov, 2020

Labour is committed to championing aid and development post-pandemic, working alongside faith-based organisations, the Shadow Secretary of State for International Development has s…

World Vision  condemns Syria attacks; four children  and two aid workers killed

Wednesday 04, Nov, 2020

Indiscriminate attacks on civilian populations where children live and where aid workers are trying to support desperate communities living under conflict, are unacceptable, World …

COVID-19 could force over 19 million people into famine

Thursday 15, Oct, 2020

More than 19 million people, including 10 million children, are at risk of famine in 12 of the world’s most fragile countries, World Vision warns.

World Vision UK appoints new Chief Executive

Wednesday 14, Oct, 2020

International children’s charity World Vision UK has appointed Mark Sheard as Chief Executive Officer.

UK Poll: Coronavirus must be stamped out around world before life can return to normal

Friday 04, Sep, 2020

Over four in five UK adults (84%) believe life will not return to normal unless Covid-19 is controlled all over the world, a new poll finds.

Beirut explosion: World Vision UK launches appeal following devastating blast

Friday 07, Aug, 2020

Children’s charity World Vision UK has launched an appeal to bring urgent relief to thousands of people affected by the devastating explosion in Beirut.

Grave fears for vulnerable children caught up in Beirut explosion

Wednesday 05, Aug, 2020

World Vision is assessing the damage caused by a massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital.

The super department? MPs and World Vision experts to debate the future of UK Aid

Monday 03, Aug, 2020

MPs and policy experts will tomorrow (Tuesday 4 August, 5.30pm) discuss the future of UK aid ahead of the merger of the FCO and DFID.

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