World News & Stories

In the News The rising risk of child labour due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has the potential to increase child labour risks in multiples ways. Here are three ways you can help.
In the News The basics of food security (and how it’s tied to everything)
What is food security and why is it important? Discover its links to health, agriculture, women's empowerment, climate change and how you can help.
In the News #HiddenHero: Former sponsored child on the frontlines of COVID-19
Former sponsored child Lenny Lyn is part of the fight against her generation’s biggest threat yet: COVID-19.
In the News Baby Beto bounces back from severe malnutrition
Baby Beto is bouncing back from severe malnutrition thanks to something called ready-to-use therapeutic food provided by World Vision Canada partner, Food for Famine.
In the News Coronavirus crisis: Helping stop the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19, or coronavirus disease, has been topping headlines as more than 10,280,397 people and counting have been infected worldwide, with more than 505,145 deaths (as of June 29). Learn more about how World Vision is responding to the crisis.
In the News Humanitarian crisis in Idlib: Fadi’s story
15-year-old Fadi lost his arm in an airstrike in northern Syria. Now he and his family are navigating life in a displacement camp with close to one million other people whose homes have been destroyed.
In the News Locust swarms devastate East Africa
Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a [deadly] locust infestation that is threatening food supplies and decimating agricultural lands.
In the News Haiti earthquake: 10 years later – Facts, FAQs and how to help
Learn more about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which sparked one of the most severe humanitarian crisis the country has faced to date.
In the News Fair trade: what you need to know
The products we buy are sourced all over the world. Without fair trade, we could be contributing to the exploitation of workers – including children. Learn more.
In the News 2019: The year in review
As 2019 draws to a close, we’re taking stock of the year that was – the challenges we faced and the places where we see hope. Here are seven stories that had a big impact in 2019
In the News Why do we need International Literacy Day?
International Literacy Day is September 8. Literacy is a human right and transforms children’s futures. What happens to a child’s prospects when he or she is illiterate?
In the News What you need to know about the Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola is a highly contagious viral disease with a 60% mortality rate. Learn more about its symptoms, how it spreads and how to help children in affected areas.
In the News How story can change the way we see refugees, if we let it
70.8 million people were forced from their homes due to conflict, violence, or human rights violations by the end of 2018. The numbers can feel overwhelming, but if we let ourselves be touched by the stories, we might just be able to move beyond overwhelmed to act.
In the News These youth are determined to improve women and girls’ health
World Vision’s delegation at Women Deliver 2019 included 12 youth leaders selected from groups across Canada determined to fight for gender equality. 
In the News 10 of the most dangerous places to be a child
Being a kid should be magical, filled with wonder, adventure and fun. But for millions of children living in the world’s most dangerous places, childhood is often the first thing to go. 
In the News Gender-based violence: facts and how to help
Women and children are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence. We are taking steps, across the globe, to combat this unfair treatment. Learn more about how you can help.
In the News Plight of the child soldier: facts, foundations and how to help
1 in 6 children—that’s 357 million girls and boys—live in areas of the world affected by war or armed conflict. Many are recruited to be child soldiers. Learn why children are the target of armed forces and what you can do to help.
In the News Venezuela crisis: facts and how to help
Food shortages, lack of medicine and violence have led an increasing number of Venezuelans to flee the country and seek safety in neighbouring countries. 
In the News 2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts and FAQs
On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in Mozambique's Sofala province. At latest report, more than 750 people are known to have died.
In the News South Sudan conflict: facts and how to help
South Sudan has been gripped by civil war for the past six years, affecting millions of people in so many ways. Learn what ignited the war and what you can do to help.
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