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World Vision leads new programme to eradicate child slavery in East Africa

A four-year programme to eradicate child slavery in three African countries launches today, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December 2).

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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 to fathom."

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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World Vision leads new programme to eradicate child slavery in East Africa

Sunday 02, Dec, 2018

A four-year programme to eradicate child slavery in three African countries launches today, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December 2).

Actor Jerome Flynn among thousands urging UK government to help ‘forgotten’ children

Friday 16, Nov, 2018

World Vision UK is calling for a fourfold increase in the proportion of UK humanitarian aid spending to protect children from violence.

World Vision UK launches campaign to end violence against children

Wednesday 07, Nov, 2018

World Vision UK has launched a campaign to end violence against the world’s most vulnerable children, It Takes A World.

World Vision joins DEC appeal to raise urgent funds for Indonesia tsunami survivors

Thursday 04, Oct, 2018

The members of the DEC (Disaster Emergency Committee) launched the joint fundraising appeal today to raise vital funds for the survivors of the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami.

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: World Vision UK launches appeal

Wednesday 03, Oct, 2018

World Vision UK has launched an emergency appeal to help people suffering in the aftermath of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami.

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Recovery may take more than 2 years

Monday 01, Oct, 2018

World Vision experts say it will take years for communities in and around the Indonesian city of Palu to recover.

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: World Vision response teams arrive in Palu

Sunday 30, Sep, 2018

World Vision emergency response teams have arrived in Palu, to urgently support rescue workers searching for survivors two days after a powerful earthquake hit Indonesia and trigge…

UK must consult children to create peace in war-torn countries

Thursday 27, Sep, 2018

World Vision UK is urging the UK government to include children in decision-making to achieve peace in war-torn countries.

World Vision delivers emergency relief in wake of deadly Typhoon Mangkhut

Tuesday 18, Sep, 2018

World Vision has begun distributing emergency relief to hundreds of people affected by devastating Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.

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.

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Tools for school - vital materials for children affected by Child Labour in Afghanistan

Wednesday 19, Apr, 2017

Growing up with a father addicted to drugs, Negina, 12, from Afghanistan, was forced to work alongside her mother from sunrise to sunset to provide for her five younger siblings.

From Hunger to Chef Dreams

Thursday 13, Apr, 2017

9-year-old Rosemary doesn’t know the hardship her family used to face. She knows only the good times. Since the arrival of goats from World Vision’s Must Have Gift’s catalogue, Ros…

A $4 meal for a taste of home

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

For Mayssa, a Syrian mother displaced by conflict, the $4 dollars she rations for each meal is enough to give her three children a little taste of home. What would you be able to m…

What Our Kids Need: Blogger Stories

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

At the start of the year we asked to bloggers write about what their children last needed and what this meant to them. We were delighted with the inspirational posts that came bac…

Caring for children in conflict: Child's play

Monday 03, Apr, 2017

All children love to play, whether at home or away. Children in the Lake Chad Basin are no different.

Fighting tuberculosis in drought-stricken Somalia

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

While Somalia is struggling with an on-setting famine, the country is, at the same time, fighting another silent killer: Tuberculosis. 8-year-old Molit and his brother Ali are bein…

The hopes and dreams of four orphaned children in India

Thursday 23, Mar, 2017

We spoke to four orphaned children in India, currently hoping to be sponsored, to hear their hopes and dreams for the future. Read their stories.

First faces of famine in Somalia

Wednesday 15, Mar, 2017

Muhammad is severely malnourished. You can see something is wrong the moment you meet him. But it’s quickly confirmed by the World Vision doctors who have set up a mobile heath uni…

11 things you can do right now to help end violence against children

Thursday 09, Mar, 2017

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

The power of a sewing machine

Wednesday 08, Mar, 2017

Roji, in Bangladesh, turned her family’s life around when she enrolled herself in tailoring training and became the main source of income for her family. Her children are now well …

Jerome Flynn faces the reality of violence against children in Myanmar

Sunday 05, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK ambassador, Jerome Flynn, visited Myanmar to see our work and support the campaign #ItTakesAWorld to end violence against children. He met with street children, vic…

Sharmin’s story: educating girls to overcome poverty

Wednesday 01, Mar, 2017

17-year-old Sharmin, from Bangladesh, dropped out of school after completing grade 4 to support her family, selling food on the roadside with her mother. This reality is all too of…

Children of the Lake Chad Basin: The vulnerable, looking after the vulnerable

Friday 24, Feb, 2017

In crisis, children regularly miss out on opportunities. They are forced to drop out of school, thrown out of home, and find themselves struggling in ways they had never imagined.

World Vision provides life-saving intervention as Somalia is on the brink of famine

Wednesday 22, Feb, 2017

Somalia’s landscape has progressively turned drier and dustier over the past months, and with no rain in sight for the second year, rivers have dried up across the country and plan…

“Today I’m saying goodbye to the agony of diarrhoea”

Friday 17, Feb, 2017

For Amanuel, 12, from Ethiopia, clean water means everything. Since World Vision installed a new water pipe in his village, he hasn’t stopped telling everyone how happy he is.


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