World News & Stories

Change Makers More than Survival: Shakila Zareen’s victory over gender-based violence
In a new video interview with Michael Messenger, Shakila Zareen shares her story of surviving child marriage and gender-based violence, and finding new hope as a refugee in Canada.
In the News Rohingya refugees struggle to rebuild after massive fire leaves thousands homeless
"The Rohingya refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world,” says Fredrick Christopher, World Vision Bangladesh Rohingya Crisis Response Director. “They have been living with ongoing uncertainty, storms and the threat of disease outbreaks since fleeing their homes in 2017. This fire is the last thing that they need."
In the News COVID-19 crisis in India: the race to save lives
The second wave in India is a sign that the pandemic battleground is shifting primarily to developing countries.
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.
Change Makers Asuntha Charles: the peace process cannot fail Afghan women again
Asuntha Charles, National Director of World Vision Afghanistan says that decades of conflict will not end, until women and girls have a meaningful voice at the table.
Change Makers Nav Bhatia: Superfan, super philanthropist
To mark World Water Day, Superfan Nav Bhatia talks with our President and CEO, Michael Messenger about his dedication to humanity, the power of gender equality and the creation of his Superfan Foundation which unites people through the love of sport.
Change Makers #ChooseToChallenge child marriage in Afghanistan
This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating these everyday heroes who are choosing to challenge the status quo for gender equality.
In the News Laying the foundations for gender equality
Adolescent Girl Power Groups are shifting attitudes and laying the foundation for gender equality. Find out why this matters and the implications for COVID-19.
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 How to build a reading corner
Making a reading corner in your home or classroom is as easy as A, B, C!
In the News What it takes to end child marriage
12 million girls under 18 are married every year. The practice of child marriage can be stopped when an entire community comes together. Read the story.
Change Makers 'Girls Power Group’ on the front lines preventing child marriage
'Girls Power Groups' in India have helped to stop 13 child marriages in the first two months of the pandemic alone.
Voices World Humanitarian Day: Dreams for my people
Masouma Rasouli is the first female WASH engineer with World Vision Afghanistan. Read her story in her own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Escaping child marriage
When 11-year-old Ilham found out that her father and grandmother had promised to sell her into a marriage, her mother Rowaida bravely challenged the marriage. Ilham and Rowaida share their story in their own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Surviving child marriage
Benesh, 14, lives in Afghanistan. Her parents sold her into marriage when she was 11 and she now has an 18-month old son. Benesh lives in a displacement camp with her new family, forced from home because of conflict and drought. Benesh tells her story in her own words.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Breaking the cycle of child marriage in Afghanistan
Fariba is a teacher and a community leader working to break the cycle of child marriage in her community.
Change Makers Hidden in plain sight: A different kind of hero
World Vision has a history of responding in a crisis. Meet six heroes from our history who had extraordinary impact.
Change Makers Called to the toughest places: Four change-makers responding to COVID-19
The global pandemic has transformed millions of ordinary people into heroes, quietly stepping forward to help the most vulnerable in some of the toughest places. Meet four women having extraordinary impact.
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.
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.
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