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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.
In the News Listen to their voices: Syria’s lost generation
A new podcast hosted by actor and activist Liam Cunningham, shares the challenges and hopes of Syrian children and youth on the 10th anniversary of civil war in that country.
In the News COVID-19 effects on global child poverty
Across the globe, COVID-19 is increasing the problem of child poverty, and threatening to undo 20 years of significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the News The cost of conflict for Syria’s children: 10 years on
Lindsay Gladding, World Vision Canada’s Director of Fragile and Humanitarian Programs reflects on the cost of 10 years of conflict for Syria's children.
In the News The most urgent refugee crises around the world
Over 80 million people have fled their homes due to conflict, hunger and violence, giving rise to the most urgent refugee crises in the world.
In the News How child sponsorship prepared us for COVID-19
For children living in the world’s most desperate places, COVID-19 is a serious threat to their already fragile situation. But the community skills, knowledge, infrastructure and relationships that child sponsorship has invested into year-after-year has created a lifesaving line of defense.
Change Makers #ChooseToChallenge child marriage in Afghanistan
This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating these everyday heroes who are choosing to challenge the status quo for gender equality.
In the News Uncovering child labour in our supply chains
Find out how coffee travels from a child's hands to major coffee brands.
In the News Laying the foundations for gender equality
Adolescent Girl Power Groups are shifting attitudes and laying the foundation for gender equality. Find out why this matters and the implications for COVID-19.
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.
Voices Warning: your groceries may contain child labour
Despite some progress, more than three million children work to support their families. Read Oscar, Elijah and Fernando's stories in their own words.
From the Field Empowering families to prevent the spread of COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases began to spread across Kenya, mom Edith became concerned about the impact of the disease on herself, her four children and her unborn baby.
In the News Our most read stories from 2020
We look back at the year that was and the stories you read most in 2020. Find out how they reflected our lives in a tough year.
Voices Keeping hope alive this COVID Christmas
This year has been disruptive for all of us, and COVID-19 has left an indelible mark. But hope has not been cancelled. Our President and CEO Michael Messenger shares how we can keep hope alive.
Change Makers 7 ways to stoke the fires of social justice this Christmas
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 7 ways to honour children's rights and further equality and empowerment among the most marginalized people in the world.
In the News New Canadian gender equality solution for global hunger
World Vision launches a groundbreaking new framework and commitment to reach over 1 million women, girls and boys to prevent malnutrition.
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