World News & Stories

From the Field Child labour in Haiti: One child’s story

Fourteen-year-old Haitian Sonite Edmond despondently recalls being forced to work as a restavek when she was just six years old. Meaning “to stay with” in Creole, restaveks are children working in domestic slavery, as Sonite was forced to when she went to “stay with” her godmother in Port-au-Prince.

From the Field How we respond to disasters

When disaster strikes, World Vision is positioned to respond, to help mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities. Here's how.

From the Field Haiti earthquake: Three years later

In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, World Vision initiated the largest single-country disaster response in the organization’s history. Over the last three years, as the focus has shifted from emergency relief to long-term development, World Vision has helped several million Haitians.

Change Makers 5 gifts for your sponsored child

Sponsorship is about more than just giving money to someone in need — it’s about letting children know that they’re loved!

From the Field Birthday party for sponsored kids

Ever wonder what that extra gift for your sponsored child's birthday buys? Group birthday celebrations held once a year, like this one in El Salvador, are happening in your sponsored child's community too. With group birthdays, every child in the community gets to feel special and most of all, loved!

Emergency relief preserves futures
When natural and man-made disasters threaten to crush children’s dreams, you help World Vision preserve them. Read Alif’s dramatic story from Indonesia. 
Developing communities helps children
World Vision and Canadians are working hard to improve life for children overseas. Learn how a water ambulance is helping Zin Mar’s baby thrive.
Advocacy empowers children in need
World Vision empowers children for brighter futures. Read how Canadians are helping young people like Karina in El Salvador, who risked her life for an education.
Sponsorship has taught me is a thankful heart
Sponsorship has taught me is a thankful heart
The voice of a community
Leonardo is a civil servant, ensuring his community has clean water—something he could only dream of as a child.
Spreading blessings
Discover how former sponsored child Josephine’s life was impacted, and how sponsorship changed the future for her own children.
Inspiring to empower
With the help of World Vision, former child sponsor Magna's newfound confidence is helping Syrian refugees find their voice.
A tale of two women
Two continents and 7,000 miles can’t break the bond between these women who believe in the life-changing power of educating girls.  
Hunted by Hunger
As drought wreaks havoc in Afghanistan, Gulbibi gently rocks a cradle inside of the small tent she now calls home. 
Refreshing Hope
Chata no longer has to walk a long distance for her water. 
Khon's troubles have been washed away
In the past, Khon, a 39-year-old father or two from Phonelay, Laos, relied on the local well for water.
Road to Recovery in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
See how Monira’s children overcame malnutrition in the world’s largest refugee camp.
Hunted by Hunger
Almost three months ago she and her family of five were forced to leave their home province due to hunger and drought. Learn more about her story.
From the Field Tackling gender-based violence in the world’s largest refugee camp
At 19, Smirna was a widow living in the world’s largest refugee camp in southern Bangladesh. 
A helping hand, a promising future: News from Laos!
It’s not that Ban Xae village’s government in Soukhouma, Laos, is unaware of the community’s lack of resources for education and economic development.
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