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From the Field Supporting mental health in the Ukraine conflict
What does it mean to give mental health support during a conflict? Michael Messenger speaks with Melinda, an emergency psychologist on the border of Romania.
Change Makers Meet 4 climate youth activists who will inspire you to take action
From Kenya to Mongolia, on Earth Day, meet these four youth activists taking the charge in making climate action happen in their communities.
Voices Easter far from home: Hearing from Ukrainian refugees
For the first time, many Ukrainians are celebrating Easter away from home for the first time. They share their memories of Easter from their home country.
In the News Three ways climate change devastates children’s futures
The climate crisis impacts those who contribute the least to the problem. Here are three major ways children are impacted by climate change.
In the News How armed conflict impacts the world’s children
As armed conflict rages around across the world, children pay the highest price. In 2021, the number of countries experiencing armed conflict was the highest in 30 years.
In the News What is happening in Afghanistan – and why?
Afghanistan’s humanitarian disaster is staggering in both scope and scale. By early 2022, more than half the country’s people – 24.4 million in total – were in dire need. Ninety-five per cent of all Afghans lacked enough to eat, with women and children most cruelly affected.
Change Makers Learning from disrupted learners: A new anthology from the Refugee Education Council
The stories written by the Refugee Education Council of 2021 shed light on the lived experiences of displaced children and youth.
In the News Ukraine crisis: What’s happening and how is World Vision responding?
Facts and updates on the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Learn how the situation is impacting thousands of people fleeing the country, including children.
In the News 10 major causes of poverty and how we can help solve them
Poverty remains a serious threat to the lives and well-being of people globally. This article discusses the main causes of poverty plaguing the world today.
Change Makers Child soldiers: a conversation with General Romeo Dallaire
Romeo Dallaire talks about his lifelong mission to rally the global community to stop the recruitment and abuse of tens of thousands of children in armed conflicts around the world.
From the Field Gender equality: A recipe for success in development programming
What are the ingredients for long-lasting gender equality across the world? Get the breakdown from the experts—we sourced these key strategies from 10 years of programming.
Change Makers Refugee education needs refugee voices
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
In the News 8 facts about international development assistance
International development assistance is the deployment of resources to economically-disadvantaged areas to reduce and eliminate the root causes and effects of poverty.
In the News The Darién Gap: migrant route of last resort
For centuries, the Darien Gap held the reputation of being virtually uncrossable. Yet in 2021, nearly 100,000 migrants bargained their lives to cross the gap on foot.
In the News 2021: An unprecedented year in review
A recap of the key moments in 2021 and how World Vision teams served the world’s most vulnerable children.
In the News Nutrition for Growth Summit results in $27 billion committed to fight malnutrition
Nutrition for Growth Summit in Tokyo, Japan aims to prevent and treat malnutrition
Change Makers Five ways to practice self-care during the holidays
The holiday season can often be overwhelming. Here are five tips you can use to care for yourself amidst the busyness.
Change Makers The shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls
Christine Amisi of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC talks about holistic care for survivors of sexual violence with Michael Messenger to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
In the News The Good Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday shopping can be more enjoyable when you buy from brands that support fair labour practices. Check out products certified by Fairtrade Canada.
From the Field Preventing premature births is a community effort
On World Prematurity Day, read these stories from World Vision's Born On Time program that show how the work of preventing unhealthy births continues with local communities.
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