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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 rushes emergency relief to Philippines ahead of Super Typhoon Mangkhut

Friday 14, Sep, 2018

International aid agency World Vision has rushed emergency supplies to the Philippines, where a ‘super typhoon’ is set to make landfall Saturday morning local time.

World Vision disappointed by UK government's response to aid report

Thursday 13, Sep, 2018

DFID is a world leader in delivering high-quality aid. However, as more and more money is spent through other government departments, funds are being diverted from the people and c…

Aid agencies call on leaders to avoid humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib

Friday 07, Sep, 2018

Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the coun…

Rohingya refugee crisis: One year on, children still living in limbo

Friday 24, Aug, 2018

One year after arriving in Bangladesh, 890,000 children and adults are still living in limbo in the world’s largest refugee camp.

World Vision launches emergency response to Kerala floods

Monday 20, Aug, 2018

International aid agency World Vision is rushing emergency supplies to India’s Kerala state, where hundreds have been killed and 800,000 displaced by devastating floods.

World Vision warns of mental health crisis as Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs

Wednesday 08, Aug, 2018

International aid agency World Vision has warned of a potential mental health crisis following a powerful 7-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday.

World Vision announces emergency response to devastating earthquake in Indonesia

Monday 06, Aug, 2018

A powerful 7-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday, killing 91 people and displacing thousands.

Survey finds huge drop in children’s letter writing

Monday 30, Jul, 2018

Half of British school children (48%) say they’ve never written a letter to a friend, reveals a survey by charity World Vision.

Charities launch new Compact to help eliminate orphanages worldwide, echoing UK Government’s landmark commitment

Wednesday 25, Jul, 2018

The UK Government became the first major donor of its kind to explicitly pledge support for family and community-based care for all children.

The UK must redouble its efforts to end South Sudan's child soldier crisis

Thursday 12, Jul, 2018

International children’s charity, World Vision has urged the UK government to redouble its efforts to support peace in South Sudan and end its child soldier crisis.

Nearly one million people displaced by violence in Ethiopia face disease and hunger

Wednesday 04, Jul, 2018

Nearly one million people displaced by ethnic violence in Ethiopia are in desperate need of aid, World Vision UK warns today.

Girls Not Brides: Ending child marriage for good

Thursday 28, Jun, 2018

This week, the Girls Not Brides conference was held in Malaysia, the largest ever meeting of advocates committed to ending child marriage.

Monsoon rains trigger landslides, wreak havoc for refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Tuesday 12, Jun, 2018

Torrential downpours have triggered flooding and landslides in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, damaging hundreds of refugee shelters and killing several people including a toddler, accord…

World Vision UK welcomes call to give DFID greater oversight of UK aid

Tuesday 05, Jun, 2018

World Vision UK urges Theresa May’s government to ensure aid money is used wisely and effectively, and that aid is only spent through departments that meet the same high standards …

Guatemala volcano: World Vision mobilises staff as strongest eruption in a century kills dozens

Monday 04, Jun, 2018

World Vision has mobilised its rapid response teams to assess the extent of yesterday’s deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala as the aid agency gears to provide urgent assistance t…


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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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