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DR Congo: World Vision food aid draws desperate families out of hiding

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Thursday 12, Oct, 2017

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Life In The Midst Of Unrest

Monday 02, Oct, 2017

Arfa fled with her family when violence erupted in Myanmar. The newborn had not been named; 19 days is all that had passed from the time his mother bundled him up, ready to cross the border into Bangladesh, but it seemed like an eternity.

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Tuesday 26, Sep, 2017

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Tuesday 19, Sep, 2017

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Friday 08, Sep, 2017

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Sponsorship brings Uttam friendship and hope

Thursday 07, Sep, 2017

Our Children’s Communications Officer, Lauren Vail, travelled to India and had the great privilege of meeting Uttam, a World Vision sponsored child.

Clinics provide life-saving healthcare for children fleeing ISIL

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World Food Day: charity food aid draws desperate families out of hiding in DR Congo

Monday 16, Oct, 2017

DR Congo: World Vision food aid draws desperate families out of hiding

Pope Francis supports World Vision in calling for an end to child abuse

Monday 09, Oct, 2017

The Pope has demanded better protections for children online and backed proposals by World Vision and other organisations to toughen sanctions against those who abuse and exploit c…

Thousands of children at risk as refugee ration cuts announced in Kenya

Thursday 05, Oct, 2017

Tens of thousands of child refugees in Kenya are at risk of hunger and malnutrition now that food rations have been slashed in half, World Vision warns.

World Vision joins DEC emergency appeal for people fleeing Myanmar

Wednesday 04, Oct, 2017

In recent weeks, more than half a million people have sought refuge in Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The majority of them are women and children who identify…

Myanmar crisis: Concerns for children rise as refugee numbers hit 800,000

Tuesday 03, Oct, 2017

The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar has now topped the 800,000 figure, international children's charity, World Vision has said.

World Vision Launches Myanmar Refugee Appeal

Friday 29, Sep, 2017

World Vision Launches Myanmar Refugee Appeal

World Vision urges UK Government to ramp up refugee package in Bangladesh

Thursday 28, Sep, 2017

World Vision has called on the UK government to urgently step up aid supplies to desperate refugees in Bangladesh.

World Vision steps up response in wake of Mexico earthquake

Thursday 21, Sep, 2017

World Vision has distributed three tons of food to desperate children and their families in the wake of Mexico’s massive earthquake.

Thousands of children in desperate need following devastating Mexico earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Thousands of children desperately need a safe place to shelter before nightfall, World Vision said today, following a devastating earthquake in Mexico that has killed more than 200…

World Vision mobilises to rescue children traumatised by the Mexico City earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Mexico City earthquake: World Vision mobilises to rescue children

GBBO star Selasi launches Share A Meal for World Vision UK

Monday 18, Sep, 2017

World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, has launched a new £200,000 fundraising appeal – Share A Meal – with the support of former Great British Bake-Of…

World Vision delivers aid to families hit by Mexican earthquake

Friday 15, Sep, 2017

Mexico earthquake: World Vision supports children and families in worst affected area

Myanmar crisis: Jerome Flynn joins us in condemning violence affecting thousands of children

Thursday 14, Sep, 2017

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has joined World Vision UK in strongly condemning the outbreak of horrific violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Hurricane Irma: Thousands of Haitians still in shelters

Wednesday 13, Sep, 2017

Over 3,000 people in Haiti are still in shelters according to World Vision emergency response teams.

Mexico quake: World Vision readies to respond following strongest earthquake in a century

Friday 08, Sep, 2017

As Friday drew on, the full extent of the earthquake damage in southern Mexico has been revealed with at least 32 people dead.

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Thursday 26, Jul, 2012

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Wednesday 25, Jul, 2012

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Merry Raymond, one of our #ShareNiger bloggers and here she shares how her experience with the campaign helped her realise that we can all play our parts, no matter how small.

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Bolivia, Stories From the Children

Thursday 12, Jul, 2012

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The Reason Your Sponsor Letters Can Take a While to Arrive…

Tuesday 10, Jul, 2012

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An amazing last day with World Vision in South Africa

Monday 09, Jul, 2012

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Meeting the Sponsored Children Who Grew Up Alongside My Children

Thursday 05, Jul, 2012

Today was a long and emotional day, but in the best possible way. Today my family and I met the two South African sponsored children who have been a part of our family for many yea…

Hungry Children Eat Locusts to Survive in West Africa Food Crisis

Wednesday 04, Jul, 2012

West Africa is currently in the grip of a desperate food crisis. With dying crops, poor rainfall and families still recovering from recent food shortages, the next harvest is still…

My 40th Birthday in Senegal

Thursday 28, Jun, 2012

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