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Press Releases & Resources

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World Vision declares hunger emergency in East Africa
An emergency of the highest level has been declared in East Africa by World Vision as 22 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia could face famine. 
March 07, 2017

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World Vision partners with tech giants to bridge education gap in Syria
As Syria approaches six years of conflict, the best brains in information technology are coming together to present technological solutions to prevent a ‘lost generation’ of Syrian children.
February 28, 2017

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Urgent action is needed to save children dying of hunger in South Sudan
World Vision is on the ground in South Sudan providing urgent relief to children and families impacted by severe food shortages.
February 23, 2017

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Statement from Kevin Jenkins, World Vision International CEO; Gaza staff member pleads not guilty
World Vision condemns any diversion of aid funding and strongly condemns any act of terrorism or support for those activities. None of the allegations against Mohammad El Halabi have been tested in an open court, and we support the ongoing presumption of his innocence. 
February 02, 2017

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United in championing the rights of children affected by armed conflict
The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, Save the Children, UNICEF Canada and World Vision Canada welcome Canada's continued leadership in championing the rights of children affected by armed conflict.
February 01, 2017

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Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip raises nearly $150,000 for clean water
Today more than 800 enthusiastic dippers of all ages braved freezing temperatures to celebrate the first day of "Canada 150" at the 32nd annual Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision.
January 01, 2017

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Canada's largest Polar Bear Dip celebrates Canada's 150th
The Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, the biggest and longest-running charity dip in Canada, returns on New Year's Day 2017. To celebrate the first day of "Canada 150", nearly 1,000 dippers have set a fundraising goal of $150,000 for clean water projects in Africa. 
December 29, 2016

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How Canadian companies can stop child labour
Business, education and civil society leaders gather to discuss the need for Canadian supply chain transparency legislation to address the worst forms of child labour
December 21, 2016

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Poll shows most Canadians would give the gift of good health
According to a recent Ipsos poll, most Canadians agreed that good health is their wish for family and friends this Christmas.  Six in ten Canadians picked health as their gift of choice over stability (15%), success (12%), education and freedom (tied at 5%). 
December 19, 2016

World Vision Canada's Sarah Bartley and Hamilton District Christian High School Teacher Pauline VanderVelde, accept certification from the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes
A new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ achievement by World Vision
World Vision is pleased to be welcomed into the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS family after successfully becoming the record holder for the Longest line of candy canes. Measuring 1,047 metres, 7,335 candy canes were formed in lines and featured a giant heart, with the help of students from Hamilton District Christian High School.  
December 15, 2016

A devastated street in eastern Aleppo. People stuck in the city are without food, water or electricity.
Aleppo: How Canadians can help
As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional  families who are attempting to escape the fighting. 
December 14, 2016

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No more socks please! New poll sheds light on our least favourite gifts
According to a recent Ipsos poll, clothes are at the top of the heap as our least favourite gifts to receive during the holidays, as noted by 26% of respondents.
December 13, 2016

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Canadian kids welcome Syrian kids to Canada
Today Canadian children are sending a heartfelt video welcome to help Syrian children feel at home in Canada.
December 10, 2016

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Give a meaningful gift this Christmas, for the first time or the 100th time
Every year more Canadians are choosing to make a difference by choosing gifts from the World Vision Gift Catalogue for their loved ones. Giving or getting gifts that make a difference for children and their families around the world at Christmas is a sure-fire way to feel good at a time of year when sharing joy and generosity is important to Canadians. The World Vision Gift Catalogue is also a fun way for kids to get involved in giving, they enjoy choosing from a variety of gifts to help other children in developing countries. 
December 02, 2016

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Six myths about modern-day child slavery
In the lead up to International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (Dec. 2), World Vision’s child protection policy advisor, Reena Vohra, debunks six myths about the worst forms of child labour:
December 01, 2016

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