World News & Stories

From the Field Ethiopia providing hope for a Hunger Free Africa

When people think about Ethiopia, many immediately think ‘famine’. But that's not the whole story. 

Change Makers Former street child brings hope to Nairobi’s slums
Samuel Omoll has come a long way from living on the streets at just 11 years-old. Given a hand up, he’s now giving back.
From the Field Having a baby in Tanzania: Mwivano’s story
A miscarriage brought Mwivano face to face with the realities of healthcare in rural Tanzania. Now, she's on a mission to make a difference in the lives of other moms. 
Change Makers Seeking proof of Canadian impact in Kenya
A cross-party delegation of MPs, including Liberal MP Gagan Sikand, Liberal MP Pam Damoff, Conservative MP Len Webber, and NDP MP Cheryl Hardcastle, travelled to Kenya on a trip organized by World Vision.
Change Makers Solomon’s Six Kilometres
Solomon grew up in a community where he had to walk long distances to find water. Now he’s walking 6K so children like him don’t have to.
From the Field Making peace and stability a reality for refugees
In the midst of the biggest refugee crisis in history, Canadians can’t lose faith in international aid.
Sponsoring a child changed my life
Five individuals from coast to coast. Five people with five different motivations. Five women and men with a heart to see the world’s most vulnerable children thrive. For these five Canadians, World Vision child sponsorship was the answer.
Change Makers How education took me from refugee to change-maker

Education took Sunday from child refugee to agricultural scientist. Now she is improving the lives of women and families in her community, by teaching them how to be food secure. 

Change Makers What my time in Ghana taught me about resilience

Ten years ago, my life completely changed while working in Buduburam Refugee Camp, Ghana. To have the opportunity to return to Ghana last fall, once again changed me forever. As a child sponsorship ambassador, I am privileged to share these stories.

From the Field Muppets teach Syrian refugee children life-saving handwashing habits
A partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision is teaching young Syrian refugee children about safe drinking water, the importance of using latrines and good handwashing. 
Change Makers A world-changing idea: the Live Like Alex Water Walk

She led a life dedicated to making the world a better place. Though I never met Alex, I still consider her a role model of mine. Because of this experience, I've become inspired to make a difference in our world- and you can too. 

In the News The F-word: What is famine?

In Canada, where most families have enough to eat, it’s easy to become complacent about the idea of hunger. In the developing world, it's a different story.

Change Makers 5 tips for capturing a social media-worthy meal

Food writer and photographer (and Hungerfree spokesperson) Dennis the Prescott knows a thing or two about fab food photography.

From the Field A nutritionist’s take on Somalia

I’m travelling along a jagged road in Puntaland, Somalia in a landcruiser. My companion is a nutritionist from World Vision Somalia. His name is Mohammud.  

From the Field Young woman starts program to feed 1,200 schoolchildren
Wawira’s story began with a single realization, “What did I do to deserve a better life than other kids around me?” While she grew up with comfort and three meals a day, there were those in her community of Ruiru, Kenya who didn’t have access to nutritious food or quality education. 
From the Field We pray for rain: Drought & hunger in Somalia
I've never seen a place so dry. “You have places like this in the U.S.?” asks Mohammud, a nutritionist with the Somali team. “Kind of,” I say. “There’s a place they call Death Valley.”
 
Change Makers Dennis the Prescott: Food Is Community

Dennis is that guy from Instagram that makes you drool on your phone- chef, author and all-around nice East Coast guy. He’s also a change-maker who believes a hunger-free world is possible.

Voices 10 ingredients for a Hunger Free world

We’ve gathered 10 unique ingredients for food activism. These life ingredients take care of the earth and share the bounty with the most vulnerable in our global community.

From the Field African Hunger Crisis Keeping Kids from School

The place my nephew was born in enables him to get excited about lessons of math and reading, about lunchboxes with sandwiches and fruit and playground games of tag.
In other corners of the world, children are not so lucky.

Change Makers Learning to stay alive in today’s humanitarian world

This World Humanitarian Day, as the threats to aid workers increase, their protection has not, which is why more and more humanitarians require military-grade survival training to do their job
 

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