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Meeting Juan Carlos in the mountains of Bolivia

Reka is responsible for arranging all of our supporters' trips to see their sponsored children, so she felt it only right that she take the trip out to see her own sponsored child to understand just what it felt like to see the faces of the community she's helping.
everything will be very Christmassy. I was wondering if I will get a Christmas I wish this family had a bed to sleep in on Christmas Eve... We always love reading the

It's Christmas! (Sort Of)

Despite only just turning our calendar to September, the Grotto team here at World Vision UK HQ are hard at work processing all of your Christmas cards and gifts for your sponsored children. Here's a few pictures of the process.
in processing all of the Christmas cards and gifts from our sponsors to send … know how strange it is for you to receive a Christmas card to send in the middle of

‘Terrifying landmark’ as number of Syrian refugees passes two million

Aid agency World Vision continues to step up its efforts in Syria and neighbouring countries, as the number of refugees fleeing the conflict reaches a landmark two million.
is set to be made up of refugees by Christmas. Justin

Parliament’s Syria debate must include impact on vulnerable children

A debate on a motion backing the principle of military action in Syria is under way this afternoon in the Houses of Parliament.

Syrian refugee crisis stretching aid effort to its limits say aid agencies

Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.
population could be made up of refugees by Christmas

Supporters tackled the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains and raised over £7,000 for World Vision

Matrix & Rhetorik Solutions are two incredibly committed and inspiring organisations who sponsor through World Vision. They recently raised over £7,000 for us and we wanted to find out what inspired them. In this blog, David Young, the Marketing Director of the company talks about their involvement with World Vision.
children instead of sending corporate Christmas cards

Children 'scared for the future' as Syria crisis takes toll on neighbouring countries

Communities in Lebanon are at 'breaking point' as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighbouring Syria continue to pour into the country - putting children further at risk, aid agency World Vision warns today.
even before Christmas when a teacher told me of the Syrian

What to Send

photos of you and the family eating your Christmas meal

How Sponsorship Works

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  Christmas and birthday cards for you to send

Expecting the unexpected in South Africa

World Vision sponsor Cara went to South Africa to visit her sponsored child in a visit with a dramatic final twist.
to their sponsors. They were still receiving Christmas presents from the UK so were then sitting

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Malawi

The latest prayers of children and communities we work with in Malawi.
happiest time is Christmas season. There is food for us to eat then. … called Fanta. I was full and happy. I wish Christmas would come every day. What made it even more

Children battling pneumonia as Syrian refugees face harsh winter

Families who fled fighting in Syria are facing tough conditions in neighbouring Lebanon, as storms and freezing temperatures continue to grip the country.

Getting in a flap about alternative Christmas gifts

World Vision Ambassador Andrea Sims gives us the low-down on her brilliant and unique way to peak the interest of her parishioners (and the whole town of Swadlincote) in our Must Have Gifts catalogue.
With Christmas almost upon us and everyone busy with … Last Christmas I was told about how a youth group at a … to make a real difference at Christmas.  Their plan was to make use of an empty

Middle East reflections

World Vision CEO Justin Byworth reflects on his time in the Middle East and the complexities of the region’s relationships, which are all too often under intense pressure.
to 18 shopping days before Christmas and to Advent.   As we prepare to remember … the reality of what will be a very different Christmas for children sheltering or recovering from