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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.
Kenya and East Africa after launching a humanitarian appeal. Farmers across Kenya’s western … Kenya who may need food and other forms of humanitarian aid in the near

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.
humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today. A

The Universality of playing

Following a recent trip to a refugee camp in Niger, our Senior Conflict Advisor Sarah Pickwick reflects on how our Child Friendly Spaces give children a sense of normality and allow them to be children again.
in nearly 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Displacement affects children

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World Vision UK (WVUK) is a child focused international relief, development and advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) committed to working with children and their families, communities, local and national authorities and governments to achieve the best outcomes for children. WVUK has a zero-tolerance stance on acts of modern slavery and human trafficking or on any breach of our Ethical Policy and will not condone any such action by its employees, agents, representatives, contractors, suppliers or consultants. WVUK takes transparency very seriously and is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain. Our Ethical Policy is integral to all supplier contracts and sets out the overall standards surrounding human rights, child labour, discrimination, corruption, bribery or other financial impropriety, legal compliance and ethical conduct with which our suppliers must comply.
    Partnership Guide to Humanitarian Standards Within our business and supply

Escaping Boko Haram: “I no longer feel afraid.”

Mohamed escaped captivity from Boko Haram and was reunited with his family in Niger at a camp. There he attends school and plays with his friends at our Child Friendly Space.
has left 10.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Displacement affects children

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.
in what the UN has declared the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. The call to action for

Case study: Borehole brings hope to schoolchildren

As experts in water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies, we're drilling and restoring boreholes, building emergency latrines, distributing soap, hand wash kits and organising hygiene sessions with children. We’ve drilled two boreholes in Chad and two in Niger and water testing is currently underway. A further borehole in Niger is being repaired.
Chad Basin crisis. We call on donors and humanitarian actors to remember all the children in the

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Brussels.
billion pledged by donors for humanitarian assistance this year for the 13 million … a humanitarian

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.
about incessant violations of international humanitarian

Caring for children in conflict: Child's play

All children love to play, whether at home or away. Children in the Lake Chad Basin are no different.
not in school. While humanitarians work to get him and his friends back into

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 been so generous in responding to the humanitarian crisis in East … Head of Humanitarian and Resilience at World Vision UK. … than 22 million people need urgent humanitarian

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.
people are dying across East Africa. This humanitarian crisis has reached critical levels and we

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.
running humanitarian and development projects. During the hunger

World Vision UK joins the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to end famine in East Africa

World Vision UK joins multi-agency fundraising appeal to help millions on the brink of starvation in East Africa.
across East Africa are in crisis and need humanitarian assistance. Children are among the worst … Head of Humanitarian and Resilience at World Vision UK. The DEC

World Vision UK launches East Africa Crisis appeal

World Vision UK is today launching the East Africa Crisis appeal to help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the most vulnerable children and families in the region.
will enable World Vision to scale up its humanitarian assistance in South … Regional Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Director for East … the humanitarian community and affected Governments are

East Africa Crisis Appeal

Right now, millions of children are facing desperate hunger, disease and lack of clean water in various regions of East Africa. Without food and clean water, children’s lives are in extreme danger. We urgently need your help.
are in crisis and in need of food water and humanitarian assistance 3.5 million children

Children of the Lake Chad Basin: The vulnerable, looking after the vulnerable

In crisis, children regularly miss out on opportunities. They are forced to drop out of school, thrown out of home, and find themselves struggling in ways they had never imagined.
our Humanitarian Accountability … the special inclusion of the vulnerable in humanitarian emergency responses. Their situations have … donors and humanitarians met in

World Vision provides life-saving intervention as Somalia is on the brink of famine

Somalia’s landscape has progressively turned drier and dustier over the past months, and with no rain in sight for the second year, rivers have dried up across the country and plants and trees – many people’s only access to food – have succumbed to the scorching sun.
famine are undeniable and confirmed by the humanitarian community. by Stefanie

Urgent action needed to save hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children from famine in South Sudan

As a state of famine is declared in parts of South Sudan, international children’s charity World Vision warns that aid urgently needs to reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children at risk of starvation.
continues to worsen without sufficient humanitarian intervention. The famine declaration in

Lake Chad Basin's forgotten children: Urgent action required to save lives as conflict drives hunger and exploitation

World Vision is urging international donors attending the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region to take swift and sustained action to help end the suffering of millions of vulnerable children and mitigate economic and social devastation in the Lake Chad Basin.
international donors attending the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad … 10.7 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. The