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World leaders must wake up to Ebola crisis as International Health Emergency declared

World leaders must wake up to the deadly Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), World Vision warns today.
World leaders must wake up to the deadly Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola death in Goma sparks fears of greater spread

The fight against Ebola has intensified after the first Ebola death in the major city of Goma in the DRC, World Vision warns today.

World Vision preparing for potential ‘catastrophic’ Ebola outbreak across East Africa

World Vision has mobilised staff across East Africa to prepare for any further spread of the deadly Ebola virus from an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

First Ebola case confirmed in Uganda: Millions of children face a looming threat

Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola, following the ongoing outbreak in DRC which has claimed the lives of almost 1,400 people.

Thousands of children at risk as Ebola escalates in DRC

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

DRC Ebola Crisis Appeal

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. More than 1,400 children* have been orphaned or separated from their families as a result of this deadly virus. The situation is made even more difficult by the ongoing conflict in the DRC that is displacing people from their homes.
World Health Organization DRC Ebola Crisis Ebola cases are increasing. The World

Sierra Leone: UK must commit existing funds to child protection as cases of sex abuse rise

Sierra Leone: World Vision urges UK government to commit funds to child protection as cases of sexual abuse rise

Protecting children | Stopping sexual abuse in Sierra Leone

Two weeks ago, World Vision's Rob Henderson stepped off a plane and into a wall of humid, hot air in Sierra Leone. The reason for his visit was to show Mike Kane, former shadow minister for DFID, some of the successful work the UK helped to fund during the Ebola crisis, as well as to highlight the growing issue of sexual abuse...
working on advocacy and policy around the Ebola crisis for so long … people at the height of the Ebola crisis. We’ll never know how many more lives

"My children used to have to work" | Saving in the time of Ebola

10-year-old Fatmata was terrified when Ebola came to her village. Not only did it personally affect her, but the impact of closed schools and lost livelihoods were felt all across Sierra Leone. However, thanks to a mixture of radio lessons and savings groups, education was made to be accessible and affordable, in spite of the situation…

"Regina has been alone since the death of her parents" | Coping with stigma in Sierra Leone

11-year-old Regina sits in front of her small mud house, wearing a colourful yellow dress that stands out against the grey backdrop. She leans against the wall next to her grandmother, who is balancing a little boy on her lap, but who can barely walk anymore. It has been just over a year since her parents died and Regina remembers that time as if it were yesterday…

World Vision garden wins gold medal at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

World Vision UK’s garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (HCPFS) has won the coveted gold medal today.
work in Sierra Leone throughout the Ebola crisis. He hopes that when visitors see the World

The rise & fall of Ebola | Reflections on our World Vision garden

Award-winning garden designer John Warland created the World Vision garden that recently won a silver-gilt award at this years’ Chelsea Flower Show. A long-term child sponsor of Ronald in Bolivia, this year John wanted to create a garden that reflected the positive impact of World Vision's work. Ahead of Hampton Court RHS Show this summer, he explains the concepts that bring the garden together…

"Things were very different before" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

After three days following the local women’s savings group in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone, Kate Shaw was eager to speak to a family to find out the difference their mother’s new investments had made for them. After a morning at the farm and processing cassava last week, she drove down a few streets to speak to one mother and daughter, Mariama and 12-year-old Mabel...

The impact of Ebola on change and protection

As an advocate for change in her country, 17-year-old Alice felt the impact of the Ebola crisis twice; not only did it affect her family and peers on a personal level, it also slowed the rate of change and support she could give to vulnerable girls in her community. She describes how upsetting it was to see girls as young as 14 falling pregnant, and how we can still work together to support those in need…
and progresses were halted by the Ebola crisis. My heart could bleed. My mind could … such issues as we had done prior to the Ebola crisis. But with

"Now, they need shoes, we buy shoes" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

Last week I travelled with blogger Annie to Sierra Leone to visit one of our child sponsorship projects there and hear from the community about the effects Ebola has had on their lives. One of the most inspiring stories to come from the epidemic was that of a local women’s savings group who had banded together to make sure their families did not go hungry during the crisis...
savings group was formed during the Ebola crisis with help from World

Hearing from the Kids Club | Pregnancies and education in the time of Ebola

Together with Annie of Fable and Folk, our Social Media Manager Kate recently had the opportunity to visit our child sponsorship work in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone. Inspired by Alice’s stories of change through Kids’ Clubs, Kate and Annie spoke to the local group in one village to hear how the Ebola crisis has affected their work.
local group in one village to hear how the Ebola crisis has affected their work.

World Vision leads the way in Ebola crisis

World Vision has supported more than 1.5million people whose lives were devastated by the Ebola virus, the charity’s latest Impact Report reveals today.
Ebola crisis is a prominent example of the real impact we

On her own | Post Ebola story in Sierra Leone

In pre-Ebola Sierra Leone, Maria lived with her parents, two sisters and little brother. She had a good life and was happy. Her memories of family days echo the happy, sunny, carefree days many of us associate with childhood.

John Warland | RHS Shows

John Warland is a World Vision child sponsor and award winning garden designer. John created the World Vision garden that will be at the Chelsea and Hampton Court RHS Shows this summer.
aftermath of the Nepalese earthquake and the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. As we were breaking … 2014. The devastating events of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone are a good example of how a

Ups and downs | Helping Ebola orphans in an uncertain future

Ten-year-old Musu lost both of her parents and her little brother to Ebola. Shortly after, Musu and her sister Maria began showing symptoms of the virus. The sisters received treatment and moved in with their uncle, where they have daily chores to help him get by. The girls are still adjusting to their lives without their family, and faced stigma upon returning to school.