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Statement: Super Cyclone Amphan puts millions at greater risk of coronavirus

Cyclone Amphan is creating crisis on top of a crisis – making it even more difficult to contain COVID-19 at a critical time in the response by both India and Bangladesh, World Vision warns.

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Facing coronavirus in refugee camps: "You can't run from this"

Tuesday 26, May, 2020

How can you maintain social distancing in a camp of crowded tents? How do you wash your hands regularly when the queue for the water point is long?

Children in coronavirus lockdown spread hope across the world

Tuesday 19, May, 2020

During the current coronavirus crisis, children are finding ways to bring hope and healing to those around them.

South Sudan’s children face combined risks: poverty, malnutrition and COVID-19 

Tuesday 12, May, 2020

In South Sudan, already vulnerable children face a deepening crisis as coronavirus hits their country. Here we meet Paska, an extraordinary girl, who has become carer to her three younger siblings at the age of just 11. 

Coronavirus: Aylesbury girl sings to help vulnerable children 

Wednesday 06, May, 2020

One Buckinghamshire girl has turned disappointment into opportunity – and is bringing hope to other children around the world. 

“We can beat Coronavirus together”: Ajlin's Story 

Tuesday 28, Apr, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Ajlin shares her experience of coronavirus lockdown – and the benefits of staying positive – from her home in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

Lessons from Ebola: Helping communities prepare for Coronavirus

Friday 24, Apr, 2020

In the DRC, World Vision is training faith leaders to promote lifesaving messages and practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 - just as they did with Ebola.

Coronavirus: Praying this Easter for those affected by COVID-19

Sunday 12, Apr, 2020

Andy Flannagan of Christians in Politics offers an Easter prayer for all those affected by coronavirus – both in the UK and across the globe.

Coronavirus lockdown: Supporting your child’s emotional wellbeing in times of anxiety

Thursday 09, Apr, 2020

Download free activities to help your child cope with anxiety and stay positive during the UK coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: South Sudan entrepreneur Shamim fears her family will starve

Monday 06, Apr, 2020

A lone provider for her family, Shamim's income has stopped since government restrictions to combat coronavirus came in. Now she fears her family will starve.

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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.

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of children alone and desperate in midst of catastrophe 

Saturday 23, Mar, 2019

World Vision UK has reached the city of Beira, Mozambique which has been destroyed by the devastating Cyclone Idai. 

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of people could drown as dam burst risk looms

Thursday 21, Mar, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people "could drown" as dams in Mozambique and Zimbabwe could burst, following a devastating cyclone and flooding in southern Africa.

Cyclone Idai: World Vision launches appeal following catastrophic crisis in Southern Africa

Wednesday 20, Mar, 2019

Children’s charity World Vision UK has launched an appeal to bring urgent relief to thousands of people affected by a devastating cyclone across Southern Africa.

World Vision aid worker wins prestigious 'Humanitarian of the Year' award

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

Christine Ngbaazande from South Sudan has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

World Vision responds to Tax Payer's Alliance attack on UK Aid

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

We cannot stand by and let a narrative take root that it is better to spend UK Aid on boosting Britain rather than eradicating global poverty.

World Vision ready to respond to devastating Mozambique cyclone

Saturday 16, Mar, 2019

Emergency supplies have been rushed to Mozambique, where World Vision is preparing to respond to devastating Cyclone Idai.

NGO reaction to the "Brussels III" Conference on Syria

Thursday 14, Mar, 2019

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies ca…

World Vision UK responds to MP debate on aid

Wednesday 27, Feb, 2019

“Today’s debate on aid again dredges up a question which has already been answered time and time again – DFID should absolutely not be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Offi…

Education for Rohingya refugees must be top priority, say World Vision, Oxfam and Save the Children

Friday 15, Feb, 2019

Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp.


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New family, new hope: how South Sudan's refugee children are looking to the future

Tuesday 25, Jul, 2017

Ben and his wife Beatrice were forced to flee Juba, the capital of South Sudan, with their six children when fighting broke out last year. Now, they’ve become foster parents to fiv…

How three young boys survived South Sudan’s conflict alone

Saturday 22, Jul, 2017

James, Stephen and David fled South Sudan alone when their parents were killed. They are now among more than half a million kids now living in Uganda's refugee settlements.

South Sudan's Refugees: Eva's Story

Friday 21, Jul, 2017

Just 16 years old, Eva, from South Sudan, is three months pregnant. Still a child, she should be going to school, playing with friends and without a care in the world. Sadly, inste…

Arthur's Trip to Ethiopia

Sunday 16, Jul, 2017

Humbo has definitely been a highlight of the visit. It gives hope this part of Ethiopia has tremendous potential and will not endlessly suffer drought after drought if we learn fro…

Training programmes enable women to send their children to school in South Sudan

Thursday 13, Jul, 2017

Susanna has become part of the weekly educational lessons and is a registered member of World Vision's cash for training programme. She received a monthly allowance to purchase foo…

The most important meal of the day for school children in Malawi

Wednesday 05, Jul, 2017

Judith used to find concentrating in class a struggle. Every morning she went to school without eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Her stomach would grumble through the day…

Pulling children from the clutches of malnutrition in Somalia

Friday 30, Jun, 2017

World Vision, together with the World Food Programme, has provided 16,612 children and 5,684 mothers with ready use supplementary foods and a monthly rations of nutrition packs jam…

Joining the World Vision UK family

Wednesday 28, Jun, 2017

In May, World Vision UK held an Ambassador Day. Our ambassador Gail, who attended the day, recounts her experience.

The Hidden Legacy of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

Barely a week goes by that we do not hear new reports of sexual violence in war zones – in South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, Myanmar, Iraq and elsewhere. Sometimes these include the sto…

Sleeping into death - the cost of drought in Kenya

Saturday 17, Jun, 2017

Baby Akusi was showing visible signs of wasting when she was brought to the clinic in Turkana County, Kenya. Her mother, Lomukuny, was worried by her orange hair and diarrhoea

The Universality of playing

Thursday 08, Jun, 2017

Following a recent trip to a refugee camp in Niger, our Senior Conflict Advisor Sarah Pickwick reflects on how our Child Friendly Spaces give children a sense of normality and allo…

Food distributions empower women in South Sudan

Saturday 03, Jun, 2017

World Vision has been running food distributions here in Northern Bhar-el-Gazal since February, making sure that thousands of people don’t succumb to starvation. Adele is one of th…

Syria's Refugees: Ahmad never had a hobby before

Thursday 01, Jun, 2017

Joining our Child Friendly Space in Lebanon gave Ahmad an opportunity to learn new skills and games, make new friends and start excelling academically. Ahmad’s childhood was saved …

Rising above poverty in Honduras

Wednesday 24, May, 2017

Hector Ramirez built his own micro-enterprise to pull himself and his family out of poverty. After receiving training and support from World Vision, Hector started a family busines…

Escaping Boko Haram: “I no longer feel afraid.”

Tuesday 23, May, 2017

Mohamed escaped captivity from Boko Haram and was reunited with his family in Niger at a camp. There he attends school and plays with his friends at our Child Friendly Space.


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