World News & Stories

From the Field What is “El Niño" and how does it affect the world?
El Niño is a climate phenomenon with the power to increase global warming. Together with climate change, it’s devastating the world’s poorest people.
From the Field Three ways toys are making a difference across the world
Find out all the ways toys can make a positive change in the lives of children across the world, courtesy of Spinmaster.
In the News Building a bridge between child and sponsor
It’s safe to say that physical and language barriers are felt between sponsored child and sponsor. Though letters and emails are often translated into corresponding languages, there is one type of communication that requires no interpretation, bridging the gaps of physical and linguistic separation.
In the News Food insecurity: What you need to know
Millions of people around the world struggle with food insecurity. Learn key facts about the issue and what you can do to help.
In the News Unveiling potential through the kindness of sponsors
Kindness and generosity seem simple enough, but what might seem like effortless gestures are actually life-changing for vulnerable children and families by presenting them with opportunities to receive life’s essential needs, leading to a brighter future.
From the Field Ending gender-based violence starts with empowering youth
Gender-based violence is a major global public health and human rights issue. AHADI, a World Vision project, is tackling this problem in Tanzania.
In the News 5 tips for talking with children about conflict and refugees
We try to shield our children from some of the world’s toughest realities, including armed conflict and forced displacement. But kids don’t live in a bubble.
In the News Massive earthquake hits western Afghanistan, leaving a trail of destruction and tragedy
On October 15, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Herat city in western Afghanistan, marking it the seventh earthquake in eight days. This recent tremor followed closely after a series of intense earthquakes and aftershocks that claimed the lives of thousands and devastated entire villages in the same region, just over a week earlier.
In the News World Food Day: Uniting for a hunger-free world
Discover the importance of World Food Day and how World Vision Canada addresses global hunger. Explore the impact, history, and initiatives behind this vital annual event.
In the News What is the Ring of Fire—and what’s it like to live there?
The Ring of Fire follows the Pacific coast in a horseshoe shape. Its earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis contribute to dire poverty in poor regions.
In the News Three reasons why gender equality is important
The fulfillment of gender equality continues to elude many nations in the developing world, with women and girls bearing the vast brunt of its negative effects. But if communities want to alleviate the economic, social and political problems they face, achieving gender equality is absolutely necessary.
In the News Hurricanes and tropical storms: an explainer
Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons cause the greatest damage in the world’s most impoverished regions. And because of climate change, they’re only getting worse.
In the News How to end world hunger? Here are 6 ways to start
World hunger is solvable. We produce enough food to feed everyone on this planet. Despite this, the global hunger crisis is only getting worse. Up to 783 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
In the News World hunger: facts & how to help
Over 800 million people around the globe, most of them in developing countries, suffer from chronic food deprivation on a daily basis. Learn more and how you can help.
In the News Earthquake rocks Morocco; thousands feared dead and injured
Earthquake rocks Morocco; thousands feared dead and injured
In the News Emergency and disaster relief: the basics
What is emergency and disaster relief? For families facing catastrophes of all kinds—whether natural or manmade—such assistance can mean the difference between life and death. It’s help that’s quick to the scene to meet children’s immediate needs so they can survive and recover.  
From the Field Literacy and play: New ways to build peace
Learn how play-based learning, especially for conflict-affected children, can be an ideal learning approach to foster children's literacy and peaceful societies.
From the Field Claiming the right to learn in Lebanon
Syrian children in Lebanon have lost months or years of education to war and economic crisis. Many are catching up through a World Vision program.
In the News Why is education important and how does it affect one’s future?
Education is an important part of life regardless of one’s gender, race, or social class. This article explains why and how education affects one’s future.
From the Field How hunger worsens gender inequality
The global hunger crisis continues to sweep the world—and sets back years of gender equality progress. Learn more facts and statistics about this issue.
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