World News & Stories

Voices The Overcomers: Surviving gang violence
With an average of 20 homicides per day, San Pedro Sula, Honduras is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. Eight-year-old Juan shares his story in his own words.
In the News Northern Triangle: terrifying to live in, dangerous to leave
Each year, 500,000 people risk their lives migrating from the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – fleeing the cruelty of gangs.
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.
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 International Women's Day: Meet women and girls who inspire us
Working for equality is not something we can do alone; we each have a role to play. Meet some of the women and girls who are inspiring us as they work to create a gender equal world:

 
From the Field 8 ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs
It’s the 30th anniversary of International Development Week and we’re celebrating the steps we’re taking together to fulfill the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here are just eight of the many ways we’re working to achieve the SDGs, with your help.
From the Field How a chicken co-op created a safe space for teens
In a community where gang violence is prevalent, a chicken coop gives youth a chance to dream of a better future. 
Change Makers Finding his rhythm through music
Gustavo spends his Saturdays teaching the next generation how to play the violin and viola at World Vision’s music school.
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. 
From the Field The challenge and the beauty: a dancer's trip diary from El Salvador
In July of 2018, I travelled to El Salvador with a group of dancers to meet youth affected by violence. It was the most eye-opening, inspiring, and fulfilling nine days of my life.
Change Makers It takes a village to make beautiful music

The language of music is something that can transform a life. Isabel teaches it to her community in Guatemala through violin, in much the same way my high school choir teacher Laurelle passed it on to me. 

Change Makers It takes a village to feed a family

Aimée Wimbush-Bourque runs a blog devoted to real-life, delicious, kid-friendly nourishment that her readers can make themselves. She's also a champion of community and families, just like Delia from one of our projects in Bolivia. 

From the Field Unleashing the power of the Super Tortilla

Families are fighting malnutrition in Honduras, with a new way of thinking about adding vegetables to the kids’ tortillas. Not rolled up inside, where they can be detected and avoided, but mashed into the actual dough.
 


From the Field A mother's strength and hope
Olivia wants the best for her two children, Julio and Tito. Julio wants to be a teacher one day and it is Olivia’s dream to see her son achieve his goal.
From the Field These young women are paving the way for youth participation in Bolivia
As members of a youth network supported by World Vision, Viviana, Giovanna and Beatrice have changed lives in the community of Nueva Esperanza, Bolivia.
Change Makers Four things I learned from spending Christmas far from “home”
A sandy Christmas can look pretty different from a white Christmas. But the spirit of giving and spending time with family is the same wherever you are.
From the Field Gift Catalogue blankets bring warmth against the chill
The gift of warm blankets is helping the children of this Bolivian community stay warm and healthy. 
From the Field How generosity can build the world
In the Dominican Republic, in slums pressed between vacation resorts, there is a café without tables, without chairs. You’ll never find it on Yelp. It's a café that taught me about true generosity.
 
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.
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