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Virtual Global 6K for Water 2020 - Highlights

In August, World Vision supporters turned out to do the Global 6K, their way. Here are some of the highlights.

“If I had a magic wand” - a girl’s dream to break free of child marriage

Child Protection expert, Aimyleen Gabriel, looks at the links between a lack of basics - like water - and rising child marriage cases.

Water of life

Liddah works bring clean, safe water to children across Malawi. But once, it was her walking miles to collect water every day.

Thirsty for change

In 2020, handwashing is more important than ever. This August, we can bring vital clean water to children like Ireen.

Coronavirus Response

The latest on the coronavirus, its effects on the world’s most vulnerable children, World Vision’s response and how you can help.
water, sanitation and hygiene saves lives.  That’s why your support has

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami

An earthquake with magnitude of 7.4 struck Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia on 28 September 2018. The quake triggered a tsunami with waves up to six metres high in Dongala, Palu and Mamuju.

Meghan Markle helped bring clean water to almost 60,000 Rwandans

Almost 60,000 people in Rwanda now have access to clean water thanks to Meghan Markle’s support, World Vision said today.

David’s trip to Mozambique

It was humbling to end the day being thanked by the community for the support World Vision has provided over the years. I now pass on a big thank you for to all of you who have faithfully supported our work here in Mozambique.

A healthier 2018 for Harech

Sajeda’s had a good start to 2018. Four months since she arrived in Bangladesh with her 18-month-old son, she is now able to breathe a sigh of relief. “My baby is back to his old self – energetic, bubbly and always asking for food,” she smiles. A few days before 2017 ended, she learned that her son, Harech, is no longer severely malnourished.
Water, sanitation and hygiene also greatly contribute to the nutrition and

Water of life

One-year-old Aicha is one of 1.4 million vulnerable children in the forgotten Lake Chad Basin crisis, who need safe water. Aichatou, 30, is Aicha’s mother. She was forced to flee her village with her seven children due to Boko Haram attacks. They’re staying in a settlement along with others forced from their homes: “My village is near a river and if you stand by its shore, you can see the town of Damasak. On the days of the attacks, you could see bullets and rockets flying towards our village from Damasak. After several attacks, our village became a very insecure place, so my husband decided that we should leave.

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.
fundamental right to water. As experts in water, sanitation and hygiene in

“Today I’m saying goodbye to the agony of diarrhoea”

For Amanuel, 12, from Ethiopia, clean water means everything. Since World Vision installed a new water pipe in his village, he hasn’t stopped telling everyone how happy he is.

Somalia: Looming famine exacerbates TB epidemic as 5 million face starvation

International children’s charity World Vision has today issued a stark warning that hundreds of thousands of children in Somalia are facing a health crisis and starvation as a result of the continued drought and conflict.

Typhoon Nock: World Vision deploys assessment team to worst affected districts as thousands are evacuated

World Vision has deployed an assessment team to ten of the most affected districts in the Philippines after a late-season typhoon roared ashore.

Southern African countries declare "regional disaster" as new report warns of increase in cases of sexual violence

World Vision UK has today called for urgent funds to help support countries in Southern Africa as millions face food shortages due to a massive El Niño-induced drought.

"Before the programme, we were ashamed" | Building girl's confidence in Ethiopia

People may think of Ethiopia as one of the poorest countries in the world. A country that has, in a generation, experienced widespread famine, conflict, drought and disease. While these are still very real issues in Ethiopia, this may not be the Ethiopia that one would see today - and it’s certainly not the Ethiopia that Catherine Greenhalgh saw when she travelled there in May of this year…
which focuses on providing water, sanitation and hygiene

Keeping girls safe | Water access in times of El Nino

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought for decades, affecting an estimated 10.2 million people. We have been working to repair and restore existing water supplies so that community members like Letekiros and Kedan can access clean and safe water for their families...
mother. She heads the water, sanitation and hygiene committee of her village in

Ecuador Earthquake Update

Saturday 16 April, Ecuador was hit by a series of powerful earthquakes. The strongest was registered as 7.8 magnitude and 19km depth. The epicentre was close to the town of Muisne in Esmeraldas province in the north of Ecuador. The quake has claimed at least 500 lives and left more than 4.000 people injured. These numbers are expected to rise in the coming days. Over 400 aftershocks have since been recorded. The Ecuadorian Government has declared a National Emergency and some 10,000 troops and 3,500 police have been deployed in the affected areas to help search and rescue efforts for survivors who may still be trapped.
shelters and public institutions. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene In coordination with Cadena Foundation of

Water is life

For father-of-four Ali, fleeing the conflict in Syria was only the start of his families’ hardship. Reaching the relative safety of a refugee camp in Lebanon, it was the difficulty in obtaining safe water that was not only a daily struggle, but also a real health risk. But thanks to a World Vision ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’ programme, the availability of clean water is helping to keep Ali’s family and the wider community healthy.