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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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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.

Coronavirus: How UK parents and communities are helping their kids through the loneliness of lockdown

Friday 03, Apr, 2020

These are the lengths families and communities are going to across the UK and around the world to make sure children feel safe, loved and happy during lockdown.

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World Vision UK hosts Milton Keynes hustings to highlight global impact of aid

Thursday 28, Nov, 2019

International children’s charity World Vision UK hosted a general election hustings event open to all electoral candidates for Milton Keynes North.

World Vision statement on Ebola aid workers killed in DRC

Thursday 28, Nov, 2019

"We are desperately sad to hear reports of the deaths of a number of Ebola aid workers who were killed in the line of duty – giving their lives to help vulnerable communities in ea…

Aid agencies evacuate Ebola and measles hotspots as violence flares in DRC

Monday 25, Nov, 2019

A sudden surge in violence in the DRC has forced aid agencies to suspend work, putting lives at risk as the fight against Ebola and measles is undermined.

World Vision welcomes repatriation of British orphans in Syria

Thursday 21, Nov, 2019

World Vision welcomes reports of the repatriation from Syria of three orphaned British children. Innocent victims of war should not be punished for the actions of their parents.

General Election 2019: 3 calls for the ‘most important election for a generation’

Friday 15, Nov, 2019

All parliamentary candidates should sign up to keep Britain as an outward-looking country committed to helping the world’s most vulnerable communities, World Vision urges today.

UK students come together to fight world hunger

Tuesday 12, Nov, 2019

The Famine24 event raised nearly £2,000 for World Vision UK.

World Vision responds to 'backdoor attack on the aid budget'

Wednesday 30, Oct, 2019

The argument that DFID should be merged with the Foreign Office amounts to a backdoor attack on the aid budget, says Gareth Wallace, Government Relations Manager for World Vision U…

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Tuesday 15, Oct, 2019

World Vision joins 14 aid agencies warning of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

Thursday 10, Oct, 2019

Civilians in north-east Syria are at risk and humanitarian aid could be cut off following the launch of a new military operation in the area, leading aid agencies are warning.

Climate Action Summit: World Vision urges immediate action on climate crisis

Monday 23, Sep, 2019

Climate-driven disasters are becoming alarmingly common and more deadly, says Andrew Morley - World Vision's Global President and CEO.

Faith organisations vital to aid sector, leading MP says

Monday 23, Sep, 2019

Faith-based aid organisations have a vital role to play in reaching the world’s most vulnerable communities, the Shadow Minister for International Development said today.

Amika George calls for global action to end period poverty after Zambia trip

Monday 16, Sep, 2019

UK activist Amika George is urging world leaders to stamp out period poverty after visiting a World Vision menstrual hygiene project in Zambia.

61 NGOs warn of worsening crisis in Myanmar, call for refugees’ engagement on safe, voluntary returns

Wednesday 21, Aug, 2019

World Vision is one of 61 local, national and international NGOs working in Myanmar and Bangladesh calling for Rohingya refugees to have a role in decision-making about their own l…

World Humanitarian Day: Karate champion empowers Syrian refugee girls in Jordan

Monday 19, Aug, 2019

This World Humanitarian Day, we honour the women who work on the front line of their own communities in some of the most difficult places. This is Qamar Al-Kurdi's story.

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Cyclone Idai tears through Mozambique: Adelino's Story

Wednesday 27, Mar, 2019

Adelino has a beautiful smile, but when he speaks of Cyclone Idai which ripped apart his community - his world - his eyes betray the suffering he’s seen.

Cyclone Idai: It’s a race against time to reach everyone

Monday 25, Mar, 2019

Homes, schools and hospitals have been violently ripped apart in Beira.

Cyclone Idai: Crises can destroy children’s futures. We mustn’t look away

Sunday 24, Mar, 2019

The full scale of the damage in Mozambique is unknown, but thousands of children are alone and vulnerable.

From refugee to award-winning aid-worker: My journey as a woman in conflict zones

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

Christine Ngbaazande from Yambio has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honour at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

International Women's Day: How incredible women inspire me as an aid worker

Friday 08, Mar, 2019

I know from experience that this resilient spirit is intrinsic in women all over the world, even in the most challenging of environments.

Red Hand Day: World Vision youth campaigners urge UK Government to act

Friday 08, Feb, 2019

On 12th February – Red Hand Day, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers – five young people from the UK who were involved in the project will meet their MPs in Pa…

Ending child labour - for good

Sunday 02, Dec, 2018

The £12.5 million announced by the UK Government today for ending the worst forms of child labour is really good news for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

What children and young people think about child soldiers

Monday 19, Nov, 2018

World Vision UK wants to give young people who are not directly affected by armed conflict a space to express themselves and stand with the most disadvantaged children.

No Peace Without Children

Monday 05, Nov, 2018

The future of children in the Central African Republic, from which I have just returned, is uncertain at best. They are forgotten casualties of a forgotten armed conflict.

Indonesia tsunami: The children who have lost everything

Wednesday 10, Oct, 2018

Ten-year-old Olivia lost everything she owned during the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami - including her favourite toy.

Indonesia tsunami: Aid worker's diary of desperation and hope

Friday 05, Oct, 2018

"Living in a disaster-prone country like Indonesia, I’m not a stranger to scenes of grief, but the devastation brought by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Palu was unbearable t…

Back to school: From binding books to reading them

Thursday 30, Aug, 2018

Day in and day out, 12-year-old Mohsin would work 10-hour shifts hauling around huge piles of books, desperate to know what was written inside of them.

Tania's story: Head of the family but still a child

Wednesday 29, Aug, 2018

Instead of going to school, Tania spent many of her days peeling piles of icy shrimp - squatting for eight-hour shifts at a local fish depot.

Child sponsorship in Albania: Flavio and Amy's story

Saturday 21, Jul, 2018

After two years of sponsoring and exchanging letters with Flavio, now 11 years old, in Albania, Amy decided to meet him and his family for the first time.

Advocating for a world where no girls are victims of child marriage

Tuesday 26, Jun, 2018

Meghla escaped child marriage when she was 13 and has been working to change attitudes in her community ever since.


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