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A day in the life of a Syrian refugee April 10, 2016

A day in the life of a Syrian refugee depicted by 23 pictures. With over one million refugees seeking refuge in Lebanon’s Bekka Valley these pictures portray the day to day struggles felt by all.

Child sponsorship keeping girls safe from child marriages April 04, 2016

14-year-old Virginia knows from personal experience how destructive the practice of early marriage can be. She tells us the story of one of her friends who dropped out of school and fell into early marriage at just 13-years-old. 

Using photos to stand up to racial discrimination March 21, 2016

18 members of World Vision’s Children’s Council in Lebanon launched a photo book to show they are standing  up against racial discrimination. 

New legislation brings child soldiers back to their families March 19, 2016

For former child soldiers like Naung being enlisted in the army meant being taken away from his education. After failing his exams Naung had no other option and was opened up to the terrifying life of a soldier at a young age. Thanks to World Vision he is now back with his family and friends. Read his story.

Life as a Classroom March 15, 2016

One in four schools in Syria has been destroyed, damaged or used to shelter displaced people, a fifth of teachers have fled the country and five years of conflict has cost the Syrian economy an estimated US$275 billion in lost growth opportunities.

The children of Syria write a letter to the world. March 14, 2016

12 Syrian children have come together and written  a letter to the world sharing their reality and their hopes for their future.

A Man’s role in promoting Infant and Maternal health February 24, 2016

‘Men,  I  would  like  to  take  this  opportunity  to  extend  your formal invitation.  Gender equality is your issue too’

Number of teachers almost double in Lunyo because children demand rights February 20, 2016

One of the most important things World Vision does is work with communities, making them aware of their rights and empowering them to call on their government to deliver these rights.

International Day against use of child soldiers. February 12, 2016

At the age of 13, like many other young boys in his community, Francis joined a local armed group. By the time he reached his 14th birthday, he had killed five people - four children and an adult.

A Call to End Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya February 06, 2016

Today is February 6th and it’s the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Unfortunately, female genital mutilation is still a problem in many parts of the world. Here is some more information about this unjust practice and efforts to stop it in Kenya:

€20m pledged by Irish government for Syria must be disbursed immediately -World Vision Ireland February 05, 2016

World Vision Ireland Chief Executive, Helen Keogh, has welcomed Ireland’s commitment of an additional €20 million at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in London, yesterday. 

Drawing Helps Syrian Children Cope with Trauma February 05, 2016

Betsy Baldwin, programme management officer for World Vision’s humanitarian and emergency affairs team, writes about a recent trip to Lebanon. Visiting Syrian refugee children who had fled their homes, Betsy witnessed firsthand the effects of the trauma these children had been through.

One Good Thing January 11, 2016

In war-torn South Sudan, eleven-year-old Nyahok is one of the lucky ones. Unlike 85% of girls across the country, Nyahok goes to school.

A Heart for Children January 04, 2016

World Vision asks children what we can do for them to improve their well-being and the well-being of their families.

The Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time December 18, 2015

Half Syria's pre-war population - more than 11 million people - have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside their own country, or make a new home in neighboring countries.

What does it mean to be human? December 10, 2015

Today is Human Rights Day 2015, a day to remember people of all cultures, faiths & genders still fighting for their rights.

Universal Children’s Day 2015 November 20, 2015

Today we are celebrating Universal’s Children’s day and highlighting the World’s goal to end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age by 2030

International Men’s Day 19/11/2015 November 19, 2015

Today as the world celebrates International Men’s Day, we would like to highlight the crucial role that men play in the daily lives of women and children.

Deng Keeps His Dreams Alive November 16, 2015

In South Sudan, thousands of children have had to flee conflict and war. Read about how 15-year-old Deng found friendship and safety while also keeping his dreams alive despite immeasurable loss.

World Pneumonia Day 2015 November 12, 2015

Today, November 12th, is World Pneumonia Day. Today is a day to highlight and raise awareness of the size and scale of an utterly preventable, but still all too common, cause of childhood death.

Rescued from a life of servitude November 05, 2015

Sonite 14, was once forced to work as a servant in her godmother's house. She never thought she would see the inside of a classroom again.

15-Year-old Girl Weaves Herself a Future October 26, 2015

15 year old, Serkalem Bihon, so desperately wanted to have an education that she used every scrap of paper she could find to make her own notebook for school. 

“We want to learn – even during war” October 16, 2015

400,000 students drop out of school as humanitarian agencies cry out for better commitment to education in South Sudan. 

Carrying the Burden: Srey’s story October 05, 2015

There are 168 million child labourers worldwide, Srey is one of them and is involved in the worst forms of child labour – like manufacturing. It’s backbreaking labour and it’s not meant for a 13-year-old girl.

EU obligated to provide special care and protection to child refugees September 09, 2015

World Vision is urging the European Union’s interior and justice ministers to take immediate action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of refugee children at its emergency meeting in Brussels on September 14.