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Tackling Child Marriage on International Children’s Day

Rob Henderson reflects on a stark reality for millions of girls and boys across the world who fall prey to early marriage, some having children while just children themselves. He looks at the role of World Vision workshops, that are helping children like 16-year-old Nilanjona escape from early marriage so that she can stay in education and makes choices for herself…
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A dangerous necessity

For World Toilet Day, Annila Harris travelled to the Bhojpur community in east India to see many of the issues that people face when going to the toilet. Mainly driven by poverty, the practice of defecating in an open field is having an adverse effect on health - particularly for pregnant women, older people and children.

The future in the eyes of Lema

Lara Ghaoui, Emergency Programme Officer, recently travelled to Central African Republic to see how conflict was affecting our projects there. She met Lema, a proud father who works in our office there, and was left speechless when he told her about how he escaped the fighting.

An evacuation into Congo, a satellite phone and worlds colliding

Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor Johan Eldebo describes being recently evacuated from Central African Republic due to fighting nearby, and how this has strengthened his resolve to work with people living in the world's most difficult places.

Reconciliation after Ebola

World Vision's Stefanie Glinski recently travelled to Sierra Leone to meet Frances - a 10-year-old girl orphaned by Ebola. As the country is declared Ebola-free, Stefanie found that many survivors like Frances still carry the stigma of the disease.

Restoring pride to Tacloban

Two years since Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines, Chris Weeks returns to see how Tacloban, a city that bore the brunt of the destruction, was faring as it continues to recover. He found countless painful memories, streets where every household had lost a family member, but also a fresh sense of hope…

The crops to beat hunger

A recent World Vision water project is making it easier for farmers to grow drought resistant crops in the arid climate of south-eastern Kenya - where water scarcity makes agriculture a constant struggle. Not only is it boosting income and food security, but for children like Wavinya, it means she and her siblings can stay healthy and go to school.


See our blogs from November 2015

Our pumpkin carriage tour | Carve a Heart 2015

Hot on the trail of our Carve a Heart pumpkin carriage, PR Natalie blogs about the journey as she travels around the country this week. She's urging Britons to carve a heart in their pumpkins this year, and turn a night of fear into a night of hope.
PR Natalie blogs about the journey as she travels around the … Local blogger Siobhan popped by to get involved in the

The difference shelter makes

Nine-year-old Sujita is still terrified when she remembers the two major tremors that shook her home in Nepal, forcing her family to sleep outside in the open. But thanks to World Vision distributions in her area, Sujita and her family can at least sleep safely under proper shelter while they wait for normality to return.

World turned upside down

Six-year-old Abishek was severely affected by the Nepal earthquake that devastated his home district of Sindupalchowk back in April of this year. Hundreds of schools were damaged beyond repair and many children, including Abishek, were out of education for the months that followed.

An Unforgettable Day in India

Philip and Sally travelled to India to meet Saloni, their sponsored child.

Amanda Redman's trip to Nepal

Helicopter wrangler and boom operator? All part of the job when you're determined to get media coverage on the plight of Nepalese people, six months after the earthquake. Siân Merrylees, celebrity media specialist, explains…

An angel of the dump

Eight-year-old Tania is one of an estimated 6.6 million children in Bangladesh who work to support their families. But thanks to intervention from a World Vision backed Learning Centre, children like Tania are finding a beacon of hope amidst the rubbish dumps of Dhaka.

My tent, my home

Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is one of millions of children affected by the Syrian conflict that began in 2011. Separated from his parents and seeking refuge in Lebanon, Ahmed works many hours a day in order to ensure his well-being until his parents are able to cross the borders from Syria and find him.

When rain turns to snow

In the parks of Belgrade, Serbia, many refugees have pitched tents as they wait to continue their journey into Europe. We spoke to four-year-old Nagisa who has recently arrived with her family. With her father frantically trying to keep their clothes and belongings dry, there are fears that conditions will become worse as winter approaches.

From struggle to strength

We spoke to 17 year old Srey, a courageous young girl who was forced to work within the sex industry when her family fell upon hard times. Thanks to World Vision's intervention Srey has managed to turn her life around.

Mothers coming together

As we approach six-months since the earthquake that shook Nepal, Media Specialist Carina Wint has spent a week in one of the hardest hit regions near Kathmandu, seeing how our work in the area has inspired a group of mothers to start their own centre - caring for orphaned and trafficked children.

European resettlement not solution to refugee crisis, new funding models essential - top Conservatives MP tells World Vision fringe event

European resettlement not solution to refugee crisis, new funding models essential, says Desmond Swayne.

World Vision calls for more political commitment to resolve conflicts at Conservative Party Conference

World Vision calls for more political commitment to resolve conflicts as charity hosts fringe event at conference.