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

By Carey Lodge 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.

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#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.

Former 'forced wife' receives Marsh Award at Tedx summit

Thursday 02, Nov, 2017

Conflict survivor receives prestigious award in London at Tedx summit

Vanuatu farmer shortlisted for International Cocoa Awards already a winner

Wednesday 01, Nov, 2017

A Vanuatu cocoa farmer says being shortlisted for the Salon du Chocolat International Cocoa Awards in Paris is proof anything is possible.

Bishop of Coventry calls for the protection of women and children who have fled Myanmar

Friday 27, Oct, 2017

Bishop of Coventry calls for the protection of women and children who have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh

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

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

Thursday 28, Sep, 2017

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