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In the News Food crisis: is a worldwide food shortage imminent?
Food crises have worsened around the world. If current trends continue, the world will be unable to deliver on its commitment to eradicate hunger by 2030. Learn more.
Voices Child soldiers in Africa: Mukele’s story
When the Rwandan genocide ended on July 15, 1994, it marked the beginning of another conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that continues to this day. Read Mukele’s story of overcoming a childhood shaped by conflict.
Change Makers More than Survival: Shakila Zareen’s victory over gender-based violence
In a new video interview with Michael Messenger, Shakila Zareen shares her story of surviving child marriage and gender-based violence, and finding new hope as a refugee in Canada.
In the News Venezuelan refugees: The forgotten crisis
Political unrest, hyperinflation, and lack of access to basic goods and services has forced 5.6 million Venezuelans from their homes. That’s more than the number of refugees who have fled the decade-long Syrian civil war. And the migration shows no signs of stopping. 
In the News Rohingya refugees struggle to rebuild after massive fire leaves thousands homeless
"The Rohingya refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world,” says Fredrick Christopher, World Vision Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response Director. “They have been living with ongoing uncertainty, storms and the threat of disease outbreaks since fleeing their homes in 2017. This fire is the last thing that they need."
In the News Climate justice and human rights: a conversation with Annamie Paul
Michael Messenger talks with Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada about the disproportionate impact of climate shocks on the most marginalized people – and what Canada should do about it. Read on.
Change Makers Global 6K: Walking for water in the face of adversity
Valerie Switzer is walking for water for the third year in a row, despite her struggle with cancer.
In the News Children’s rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
In the News Hunger and malnutrition: a challenge for mothers everywhere
Around the world, millions of mothers watch their children go hungry, while they themselves go without proper meals - sometimes through sacrifice, but often by order. Find out why and what World Vision is doing to change that.
In the News Children’s mental health needs surge due to COVID-19
A new study revealed that the number of refugee children who say they need mental health support has more than tripled because of COVID-19. Yet, mental health and psychosocial support services are too often perceived as non-essential or even a luxury.
In the News COVID-19 crisis in India: the race to save lives
The second wave in India is a sign that the pandemic battleground is shifting primarily to developing countries.
In the News Child poverty: causes and consequences
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
Change Makers Tony Rinaudo: Forest maker, famine fighter
Tony Rinaudo, World Vision’s chief climate action advisor, sees the hunger crisis unfolding in East Africa as a chance to implement long-term environmental solutions that could eliminate famine completely.
From the Field 5 green solutions to help the world’s most vulnerable cope with climate change
The world’s most vulnerable countries contribute very little to climate change, yet they often pay the highest price. Here are 5 green solutions to help the poor cope with climate change.
Voices Climate change is forcing children into degrading work
The impacts of climate change in vulnerable communities around the world are driving children like Cavo to seek sex work and other degrading work to survive.
In the News Millions pushed toward starvation in East Africa
COVID-19, conflict and climate change has pushed more than 7 million people across six countries in East Africa to the very edge of starvation.
Change Makers Asuntha Charles: the peace process cannot fail Afghan women again
Asuntha Charles, National Director of World Vision Afghanistan says that decades of conflict will not end, until women and girls have a meaningful voice at the table.
In the News Malnutrition: How it hurts people, societies and the world
Malnutrition harms the world’s children, steals their futures and hampers development in their societies. But is malnutrition always what you’d expect?
Change Makers Nav Bhatia: Superfan, super philanthropist
To mark World Water Day, Superfan Nav Bhatia talks with our President and CEO, Michael Messenger about his dedication to humanity, the power of gender equality and the creation of his Superfan Foundation which unites people through the love of sport.
In the News Clean water: what happens to humans without it?
Clean water is vital to our wellbeing, but it's become a luxury to many around the world. By 2050, half the world's population may no longer have safe water.
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