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Southern Africa Food Crisis

Right now, children and families across southern Africa are facing starvation and urgently need your help. Around 12 million people are caught up in one of the largest hunger crises ever to affect southern Africa.
of children like Musimbi are threatened by famine. They urgently need your help today. 

World Vision UK hosts Milton Keynes hustings to highlight global impact of aid

International children’s charity World Vision UK hosted a general election hustings event open to all electoral candidates for Milton Keynes North.
set up in 1982 in response to the Ethiopian famine and moved to Milton Keynes in

UK students come together to fight world hunger

The Famine24 event raised nearly £2,000 for World Vision UK.
fast to help fight global hunger. 
 The Famine24 event raised nearly … famine events for seven years. World Vision UK

Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen

Leaders of faith-based international development agencies have united to call on churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen this week.

Malnutrition in South Sudan: A survivor’s story

Every month, thousands of children attend a World Vision nutrition centre in South Sudan to receive life-saving nutritious food packs. This is John Jacob's story.

Urgent aid needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia

World Vision urges the UK government to put pressure on the international community to respond urgently to the hunger crisis in Somalia before it’s too late.

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.
can help children in Ethiopia affected by famine

British bears bring Christmas joy to refugee children in Africa

A motley crew of 700 British teddy bears today brought a sprinkling of Christmas joy to refugee children in Northern Uganda, the majority of whom have lost everything.
responsibility. Conflict and a terrible famine in South Sudan have forced hundreds of

700 #BearsOnStairs at St Paul's Cathedral highlight South Sudanese refugee crisis

700 teddy bears visit St Paul's Cathedral to raise awareness of the South Sudanese child refugees who have fled to Uganda.

South Sudan's Refugees: Eva's Story

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, instead she is terrified of what the future will hold.
people live after fleeing war and famine in neighbouring South Sudan

Bears on Stairs

700 children flee conflict in South Sudan and cross over the border into Uganda every week. Alone, sick or separated from their parents. Stand with the children #BearsOnStairs.
Refugee Appeal Conflict and a terrible famine in South Sudan have forced hundreds of

Farmers in Kenya’s ‘bread basket’ region grapple with armyworm invasion

As millions of Kenyan farmers seek to recover from the double crisis of severe drought and floods triggered by an El Niño weather phenomenon, they now face a new threat: the fall armyworm.

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.

Food distributions empower women in South Sudan

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 the mothers who receives life-saving aid.

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.
where famine has already been … 21 May a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine in response to warnings that more than 20

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.
the world. South Sudan has just declared a famine and a further 5.5 million people are facing

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.

Fighting tuberculosis in drought-stricken Somalia

While Somalia is struggling with an on-setting famine, the country is, at the same time, fighting another silent killer: Tuberculosis. 8-year-old Molit and his brother Ali are being treated for Tuberculosis by World Vision.
prompting fears of a repeat of the 2011 famine. Dr. Hargeye is aware of  people’s looming

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.

World Vision joins faith-based NGOs in support of DEC East Africa appeal

World Vision - alongside faith-based NGO’s: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund – called on faith communities across the UK to support the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) appeal to help 16 million people affected by drought and conflict in East Africa.
Children are often the worst affected when famine strikes.