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As Ethiopia faces catastrophic drought, more girls are forced into early marriages

By Ailsa Mellor Friday 19, Jan, 2018

Alarming levels of food shortages caused by prolonged droughts in Ethiopia are forcing more girls into early marriages, international aid agency World Vision has revealed.

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The power of porridge

Friday 12, Jan, 2018

Joyce, a mother of 8, sits in her small grass-thatched kitchen, preparing a fire so that she can cook a nutritious meal for her 2-year-old daughter Loveness who is playing games with her friends and sisters outside.

A healthier 2018 for Harech

Friday 05, Jan, 2018

Sajeda’s had a good start to 2018. Four months since she arrived in Bangladesh with her 18-month-old son, she is now able to breathe a sigh of relief. “My baby is back to his old self – energetic, bubbly and always asking for food,” she smiles. A fe…

A time to demonstrate love for others

Saturday 23, Dec, 2017

What motivates you to give? Do you most appreciate receiving? The true spirit of Christmas is "not getting, but giving". It is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family; forgetting self and finding time for others.

"What an amazing day!" The Paterson family meets their sponsored child

Sunday 17, Dec, 2017

When we realised that we were going to be spending the summer in Uganda, it made sense to organise a trip to visit the child we sponsor there (through the charity World Vision).  We sponsor a child for each of our children and this one is C2's special budd…

Surviving conflict in the Grand Kasais, DRC: Matthieu's Story

Wednesday 13, Dec, 2017

My name is Matthieu. I’m 13 years old, and I was in 5th grade before the crisis. I have a five-year-old sister and a little brother who’s seven. My oldest brother was killed in the conflict. A lot has happened in my country and in my family over the past …

“The war made us come here.”

Thursday 07, Dec, 2017

After fleeing conflict in South Sudan and making the harrowing journey to Uganda, Sarah and her sisters finally feel safe. World Vision found the children a foster mother and child protection staff ensure they have enough to eat.

Building friendship and a better life in Zambia

Sunday 26, Nov, 2017

Andrew and Mia recount their recent trip to Zambia, where they visited their sponsored child Moreen.

Ending Child Marriage

Sunday 19, Nov, 2017

Hi there. My name is Fatou. I’m 17 and I’ve just received my A levels!! I live in a the western part of Senegal. Thanks to one of my teachers in school, M. Senghor, I have been working with and supporting World Vision for about 4 years now. I am a peer edu…

Threading success: Refugee youth reaping rewards from life skills training

Friday 10, Nov, 2017

Lillias is among a group of six young refugee women who learned to create brightly coloured beaded handbags, purses, necklaces, earrings and bangles. Within a few weeks, Lillias learned to quickly hook beads onto plastic strings and then hinge them togethe…

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As Ethiopia faces catastrophic drought, more girls are forced into early marriages

Friday 19, Jan, 2018

Alarming levels of food shortages caused by prolonged droughts in Ethiopia are forcing more girls into early marriages, international aid agency World Vision has revealed.

Thousands of Syrian refugees face winter hunger in Lebanon as funding lines freeze

Wednesday 17, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity, World Vision, has scaled up efforts to support Syrian families camped out in Lebanon as winter takes hold in the refugee settlements.

World Vision UK warns the UK government against cutting aid

Monday 15, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity World Vision today warns that the UK government is at risk of cutting aid from the children who need it most around the world.

World Vision condemns eviction of displaced people in Somalia

Wednesday 10, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity World Vision has denounced a government offensive against internally displaced people on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

World Vision denounces any forced return of refugees to Myanmar

Wednesday 13, Dec, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has joined calls condemning any forced return of refugees who have fled violence in Myanmar.

Charity calls on Stratford shoppers to send messages of hope to refugee children

Thursday 07, Dec, 2017

Children’s charity World Vision is asking shoppers to stop at its stall in Stratford and send a message of hope to child refugees in Uganda.

British bears bring Christmas joy to refugee children in Africa

Monday 04, Dec, 2017

A motley crew of 700 British teddy bears today brought a sprinkling of Christmas joy to refugee children in Northern Uganda, the majority of whom have lost everything.

Burundi: One million children at risk of contracting malaria by Christmas

Friday 24, Nov, 2017

Up to a million more children are likely to contract malaria before Christmas in Burundi, World Vision warns today.

World Vision responds to the departure of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe

Wednesday 22, Nov, 2017

Following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe yesterday, Emmanuel Isch, World Vision Zimbabwe National Director, said: “The mood in the country is one of joy, c…

#UniversalChildrensDay: Kids' voices must be at the heart of efforts to end violence

Monday 20, Nov, 2017

Now, more than ever, is the time for leaders to start taking the most vulnerable children in the world more seriously, says international children's charity World Vision.

World Vision responds to political changes in Zimbabwe

Wednesday 15, Nov, 2017

Following the political changes in Zimbabwe this morning, Emmanuel Isch, World Vision Zimbabwe National Director, said: “World Vision urges a peaceful resolution of the current …

World Vision deploys mobile clinic to assist victims of Iraq quake

Tuesday 14, Nov, 2017

World Vision deploys mobile clinic to assist victims of Iraq quake

World Vision ready to respond to devastating earthquake in Iraq

Monday 13, Nov, 2017

World Vision humanitarian staff are on standby to respond to a massive 7.3 earthquake centred on the Iraq-Iran border that killed more than 200 people on Sunday.

World Vision responds to the departure of International Development Secretary, Priti Patel

Thursday 09, Nov, 2017

World Vision UK is calling for an International Development Secretary who will prioritise the world’s most vulnerable children – not simply court those in power.

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The Universality of playing

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Food distributions empower women in South Sudan

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World Vision has been running food distributions here in Northern Bhar-el-Gazal since February, making sure that thousands of people don’t succumb to starvation. Adele is one of th…

Syria's Refugees: Ahmad never had a hobby before

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Rising above poverty in Honduras

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Escaping Boko Haram: “I no longer feel afraid.”

Tuesday 23, May, 2017

Mohamed escaped captivity from Boko Haram and was reunited with his family in Niger at a camp. There he attends school and plays with his friends at our Child Friendly Space.

Serving hope, one hot meal at a time

Wednesday 10, May, 2017

When Amandru and her children fled South Sudan, they walked about four weeks until they reached the refugee camp in Uganda. During the journey, they survived on a handful of peanut…


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