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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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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…

Two thirds of UK adults do not see benefits of the Church, new report finds

Thursday 31, May, 2018

Commissioned by children’s charity World Vision UK in partnership with research firm Barna Global, The UK Church In Action gives credence to the perceived diminishing influence of …

Over one million people at risk as floods devastate East Africa

Friday 18, May, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk of malnutrition, disease and even death due to major flooding across East Africa, World Vision warned today.

Meghan Markle helped bring clean water to almost 60,000 Rwandans

Wednesday 16, May, 2018

Almost 60,000 people in Rwanda now have access to clean water thanks to Meghan Markle’s support, World Vision said today.

World Vision UK’s Board appoints Richard Izard as new Chair

Monday 14, May, 2018

World Vision UK’s Board appoints Richard Izard as new Chair

Modern slavery commitment: “Do not forget children in emergencies”, World Vision urges UK government

Wednesday 18, Apr, 2018

World Vision UK responds to the latest commitment by the UK government to help eradicate modern slavery in the Commonwealth.

Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point

Friday 13, Apr, 2018

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding.


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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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