World News & Stories

In the News Local heroes pick up the pieces in Sulawesi Indonesia
What happened in Sulawesi at the end of September was complete and utter chaos- and it will take years to pick up the pieces. The heroes of this story are the local staff who stay long after foreign aid workers and the news media have left.

In the News Syrian Refugee Crisis: facts and how to help
For seven years, conflict has devastated Syria. Now the Syrian refugee crisis is recognized internationally as the largest refugee crisis of our time. Explore facts about the Syrian refugee crisis and learn how you can help Syrian refugees.

 

In the News World Vision responds to the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia
World Vision is on the ground in Indonesia responding to a devastating 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that has so far killed more than 1,400 people.

In the News Typhoon Mangkhut: Updates and facts you need to know

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in the Philippines early morning, local time, on Saturday, September 15th as a Category 5 hurricane.


In the News What is a refugee? Facts and how to help
Every day, thousands of refugees are driven from their homes by conflict and persecution to seek asylum in a different country. Learn more about who refugees are, where they come from, where they’re going and how you can help.   

In the News Flooding in Kerala, India: updates and World Vision’s response
Incessant rain and severe flooding has led to deaths of 324 people and affected more than 32 million people across the Indian state of Kerala.

In the News Child labour: facts and how to help
Canadians might categorize child labour as something that happens in the dark corners of far off places, but the reality is, child labour remains a rampant issue today, both at home and abroad.
 

In the News Central African Republic Conflict: Fast Facts and How to Help
Ongoing civil in Central African Republic war has resulted in a humanitarian crisis impacting health care, education, nutrition and access to clean water. Read more about the Central African Republic conflict.

In the News Making history and space for girls to be heard

For the first time, adolescent girls will contribute to the G7 leadership conversation. And with their voices front and centre, we all stand to benefit.


In the News Tackling mental illness in the world's toughest places

As someone who survived a mental illness, I'm glad conversations around mental illness are beginning—especially for women in the world’s toughest places.


In the News Rohingya Crisis: fast facts and how to help
The plight of Rohingya refugees has been at the forefront of international news here in Canada, but you may still have questions about the Myanmar and Rohingya crisis. Here are some fast facts to help you better understand what is happening in Myanmar and neighbouring Bangladesh.
 

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.  It’s not uncommon for people to say “I’m starving!” when they’re running late for dinner.
But in the humanitarian world, there are terms we approach with extreme caution. Starving is one of them. And famine is another. 


In the News Earthquake in Mexico: Updates and facts
A second earthquake in Mexico has caused extensive damage and more than 200 casualties, including children. Hundreds are trapped inside partially collapsed buildings. 

In the News Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria: Updates and facts you need to know
Hurricane Irma has passed over islands in Latin America and the Caribbean, but Hurricane Maria is now braced to hit the Dominican Republic.

In the News Famine and hunger in East Africa: facts and images

In February, UN agencies declared a famine in parts of South Sudan. They estimated that 100,000 people faced immediate threat of starvation. They also raised a serious alarm that other regions in Africa are at risk of famine.


In the News Syrian children from Aleppo build snowmen in a displacement camp

In a rare moment of winter cheer, these displaced Syrian children had some fun in the snow, north of the city of Aleppo. 


In the News 3 ways to remember Syria this Christmas

For years, our hearts have been broken by the conflict in Syria. This holiday season, the images of children hurt and even targeted by the violence, especially in Aleppo, seem almost too much to bear.


In the News Syria, you have not been forgotten

People around the world have been expressing solidarity for those suffering in Syria by lighting a candle in their honour. 


In the News Do something for Syrian refugees this Christmas

For years, our hearts have been broken by the conflict in Syria. As we near the holiday season, the images of children who have been hurt and even targeted by the violence, especially in Aleppo, seem almost too much to bear. 


In the News Aleppo in ruins, World Vision calls for peace in Syria

The ceasefire in eastern Aleppo has shattered, stalling the evacuation plan to get people out of the city on buses. As eastern Aleppo lies in ruins, the reports of violence against the children of Aleppo signal a terrifying new chapter in the Syrian Crisis. 


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