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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: “The bombings were not as scary” 

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 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.

World Vision warns of mental health crisis as Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs

Wednesday 08, Aug, 2018

International aid agency World Vision has warned of a potential mental health crisis following a powerful 7-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday.

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…


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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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