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Child marriage

Forced Child Marriage commonly occurs across the world. Read our guide to find out the effects of child marriage and what we can do together to help.

Red Hand Day: World Vision youth campaigners urge UK Government to act

On 12th February – Red Hand Day, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers – five young people from the UK who were involved in the project will meet their MPs in Parliament.

Empowering Girls

We actively empower girls and women throughout our work, fighting against discrimination, abuse and oppression. We work together with community leaders, teachers, families and the girls themselves, to provide support and awareness ensuring they have equal access to healthcare, education and the promise of a brighter future.

Empowering Girls

Make life better for girls in some of the world’s hardest places. Find out how your donation can change the future for girls in Africa, Asia and across the world.

Ending child labour - for good

The £12.5 million announced by the UK Government today for ending the worst forms of child labour is really good news for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

World Vision leads new programme to eradicate child slavery in East Africa

A four-year programme to eradicate child slavery in three African countries launches today, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (December 2).

What children and young people think about child soldiers

World Vision UK wants to give young people who are not directly affected by armed conflict a space to express themselves and stand with the most disadvantaged children.
I also met young people from Bangladesh and Ethiopia from the young leader

5 reasons to sponsor a child

School out and summer in full swing, we're set for those special moments, when memories are made, days are long and full of promise, to have new adventures and and make a difference in this world. But, realistically, can you find time to be positive, healthy, helpful and focussed on relationships, all at the same time? Well, it turns out the answer is yes. Find out how.
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Nearly one million people displaced by violence in Ethiopia face disease and hunger

Nearly one million people displaced by ethnic violence in Ethiopia are in desperate need of aid, World Vision UK warns today.
people displaced by ethnic violence in Ethiopia are in desperate need of … Nutrition Coordinator with World Vision Ethiopia. Many people are seeking shelter in

Over one million people at risk as floods devastate East Africa

Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk of malnutrition, disease and even death due to major flooding across East Africa, World Vision warned today.
Ethiopia and Kenya. Continual rains have submerged … in Ethiopia. World Vision is responding in all three

As Ethiopia faces catastrophic drought, more girls are forced into early marriages

Alarming levels of food shortages caused by prolonged droughts in Ethiopia are forcing more girls into early marriages, international aid agency World Vision has revealed.
shortages caused by prolonged droughts in Ethiopia are forcing more girls into early … World Vision has revealed. Drought in Ethiopia is affecting 8.5 million and many families

Arthur's Trip to Ethiopia

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 from what has happened here. Hopefully one day, Mamiye and his family won’t have to be the recipients of food aid every year as this kind of approach is expanded.
in the room opposite and copious amounts of Ethiopian coffee have meant a sleepless night. I’m … and a widely acclaimed response by the Ethiopian government.

Sleeping into death - the cost of drought in Kenya

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

Thousands of children at risk as cases of cholera spike across Horn of Africa

Thousands of children are at risk of cholera and other diseases following heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today.
Kenya and Ethiopia. Those already suffering from … have doubled in Somalia and Ethiopia this year. According to the World Health … Africa. An estimated 9.2 million people in Ethiopia and 3.2 million in Somalia are in urgent

World Vision UK backs Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

World Vision UK is backing a global prayer day aimed at mobilising millions of Christians to act to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria.

What Our Kids Need: Blogger Stories

At the start of the year we asked to bloggers write about what their children last needed and what this meant to them. We were delighted with the inspirational posts that came back.
Amanuel from Ethiopia. Our work to provide clean water let him say

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal raises £40 million

World Vision UK has today welcomed the £40 million raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa.
has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following

Drought and conflict in South Sudan fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

International Children’s charity World Vision UK, is today warning of the soaring refugee crisis as drought and conflict in South Sudan force people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.

World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

International children’s charity World Vision UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to double its matched funding for the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa crisis appeal.
has declared a national emergency and Ethiopia is battling a new wave of drought following

East Africa Crisis Update

Tens of thousands of children could starve to death as famine, food and water shortages affect 22 million people in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia.
Ethiopia and Kenya. 8.5 million people left their … work on our South Sudan conflict page. Ethiopia