World News & Stories

From the Field Christmas chickens change lives in Cambodia
Giving a chicken for Christmas can go beyond holiday meals. Read more about the impact of chickens on these families in Cambodia.
From the Field These women work in dangerous places—and they love what they do
Storytellers Josephine, Lucy, and Andreea all work in different countries, but share something in a common: a love for humanitarian work.
From the Field The global hunger crisis escalates: The race to save lives
Michael Messenger talks with Rebecca Richards of the World Food Programme about the effect of the conflict in Ukraine on world hunger.
From the Field Healthy masculinity means healthy families
How does healthy masculinity help further gender equality? World Vision’s MenCare program has answers—and evidence for how communities benefit.
From the Field Supporting mental health in the Ukraine conflict
What does it mean to give mental health support during a conflict? Michael Messenger speaks with Melinda, an emergency psychologist on the border of Romania.
From the Field Gender equality: A recipe for success in development programming
What are the ingredients for long-lasting gender equality across the world? Get the breakdown from the experts—we sourced these key strategies from 10 years of programming.
From the Field Preventing premature births is a community effort
On World Prematurity Day, read these stories from World Vision's Born On Time program that show how the work of preventing unhealthy births continues with local communities.
From the Field The many faces of Christmas around the world
Children all over the world celebrate Christmas. Learn more about different Christmas traditions in different countries.
From the Field Humanitarian aid: what you need to know
‘Humanitarian aid’ or ‘humanitarian assistance’ is emergency help for people in some of the world’s most desperate situations. Learn how you can support relief efforts.
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.
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.
From the Field Why giving a goat is still important this Christmas
Looking for a simple way to make a difference this Christmas? Give a gift that will help support long-term development and outlast the coronavirus pandemic by many generations.
From the Field Christmas traditions from around the world
Have you wondered how people celebrate Christmas around the world? We wanted to give you a glimpse of different traditions in places like Brazil and Georgia.
From the Field Follow the journey of a gift this Christmas (with a honey bee as your guide!) 
When you donate through the Gift Catalogue, you join a hive of people committed to helping families around the world make their dreams for their children reality.
From the Field Checking in with Cover Girl Bethlehem
We caught up with Bethlehem, the little girl who graced the cover of our 2019 Gift Catalogue to find out how she's doing.
From the Field How to build a reading corner
Making a reading corner in your home or classroom is as easy as A, B, C!
From the Field Lessons from Ebola: Helping communities prepare for COVID-19
World Vision is training faith leaders to promote lifesaving messages and practices to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
From the Field Hitting 'Send' on digital emergency aid during COVID-19
From her home in Canada, Elizabeth Araniva is helping World Vision teams in Venezuela to ramp up an emergency response approach proven to work – even from a distance: cash transfers.  
 
From the Field The power of a bar of soap in the world's largest refugee camp
Simple soap and water are one of the best defences against COVID-19. But, without soap, children aren’t amply armed to ward off deadly viruses like the novel coronavirus.
From the Field Why the COVID-19 pandemic will be catastrophic for refugees
Global aid groups are growing increasingly concerned that the novel coronavirus could decimate some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. 
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