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World Vision launches campaign to end abuses that keep children from school

As millions of children remain out of school around the world, World Vision UK today launches its “Empty Classrooms, Broken Futures” campaign.

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Out of school: Into danger

Tuesday 16, Feb, 2021

More children than ever are out of school right now. Too many of them will become vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Find out what can you do about it.

UK Child Sponsors Zoom from Newcastle to India

Tuesday 09, Feb, 2021

Mark and Christine from Newcastle, met their sponsored child in India during lockdown. The virtual visit is a new way to meet your sponsored child. See how it went.

Being a child sponsor has changed my life, forever

Monday 01, Feb, 2021

Renee became a child sponsor hoping to make a difference to a child in poverty. Read her story of how Child Sponsorship brings change and joy to her life too.

5 reasons children are back in school

Friday 22, Jan, 2021

One way or another, children around the world are getting back into education. Find the top 5 reasons why it matters.

Anuradha: More than a child bride

Monday 18, Jan, 2021

At just 13, marriage and motherhood seemed to end Anuradha’s hope of becoming a teacher. Now 23, she’s set to be more than she dreamed. How did she do it?

New Year 2021: Resolution of gratitude

Tuesday 05, Jan, 2021

5 years ago, charity worker Tabeth’s life turned upside down. Discover how, despite the trials of 2020, she’s looking forward to what 2021 has to offer, with gratitude.

Our heroes of 2020: Finding strength by helping others

Monday 28, Dec, 2020

A look back at some of the most inspirational people we've seen this year.

Fighting climate change

Friday 18, Dec, 2020

Extreme weather makes children like Naaman ever more vulnerable. Kenyan communities are working together to battle climate change and feed their children.

A winning partnership: World Food Programme & World Vision

Thursday 17, Dec, 2020

In December 2020 the WFP received the Nobel Peace Prize. See how their work has helped millions of vulnerable children throughout our 30-year partnership with them.

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Idlib crisis: Thousands of pregnant women and babies at risk as they flee deadly violence

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Thousands of pregnant women, vulnerable infants and young children are fleeing the bombardment of Idlib in north-western Syria, World Vision warns today.

Statement: Demolition of Syrian refugee homes in Lebanon

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Statement by World Vision and other NGOs following the demolition of refugees' homes in Arsal.

World Vision responds to 'terrifying' attacks in Idlib

Tuesday 18, Jun, 2019

Children in Idlib are experiencing terrifying bombardment and violence, with reports that dozens of children have been killed in the last two months.

World Vision preparing for potential ‘catastrophic’ Ebola outbreak across East Africa

Thursday 13, Jun, 2019

World Vision has mobilised staff across East Africa to prepare for any further spread of the deadly Ebola virus from an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

First Ebola case confirmed in Uganda: Millions of children face a looming threat

Wednesday 12, Jun, 2019

Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola, following the ongoing outbreak in DRC which has claimed the lives of almost 1,400 people.

Thousands of children at risk as Ebola escalates in DRC

Friday 07, Jun, 2019

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Demolitions in Lebanon: at least 15,000 Syrian refugee children will be made homeless

Wednesday 05, Jun, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children face homelessness as their homes in Arsal, Lebanon, are scheduled for demolition.

Idlib on verge of worst crisis since the start of Syria's conflict, World Vision warns

Friday 17, May, 2019

An escalation of violence in Idlib, North West Syria, may lead to the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria’s 8-year conflict.

Children fear they can’t go back to school after Cyclone Fani devastation

Monday 06, May, 2019

Children fear they might not be able to go back to school after the devastation of Cyclone Fani in India and Bangladesh.

World Vision UK launches Cyclone Fani appeal

Saturday 04, May, 2019

World Vision UK has launched an emergency appeal to fund the humanitarian response to Cyclone Fani.

Cyclone Fani: World Vision warns millions of children at risk

Thursday 02, May, 2019

World Vision is ready to provide emergency humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and India, as Cyclone Fani threatens millions of families.

New International Development Secretary urged to put child protection at the heart of UK Aid

Wednesday 01, May, 2019

New International Development Secretary Rory Stewart must put UK aid back on track and ensure that it meets the needs of the most vulnerable children, says World Vision UK.

Cyclone Kenneth: World Vision on standby as second cyclone bears down on Mozambique

Thursday 25, Apr, 2019

Aid agencies in Mozambique, including World Vision, are on stand-by to respond to a potentially lethal cyclone – the second to hit the country in two months.

Faith leaders and organisations urge Theresa May: 'Aid must help the poorest'

Tuesday 23, Apr, 2019

World Vision UK stands with dozens of faith leaders and organisations who in an open letter to Theresa May, urged the Prime Minister to maintain the aid budget and protect the qual…

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn meets South Sudan’s child soldiers

Monday 01, Apr, 2019

Actor shares "deeply moving" experiences of trip to war-torn country, as fears of full-blown conflict mount.


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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.

Children born of rape in war: Jacob's story

Tuesday 19, Jun, 2018

Jacob is 17 years old. He should be enjoying school and thinking about his future, but instead his short life has been marred by struggle.

Meet the girls using football to challenge gender stereotypes

Thursday 14, Jun, 2018

As the World Cup gets underway, we visit a group of girls in South Sudan using the beautiful game to make a difference.

The only ring on young girls' minds should be from the school bell

Tuesday 12, Jun, 2018

Every year, 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married - but how can we stop it? It takes a world.

Malnutrition in South Sudan: A survivor’s story

Wednesday 30, May, 2018

Every month, thousands of children attend a World Vision nutrition centre in South Sudan to receive life-saving nutritious food packs. This is John Jacob's story.


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