World News & Stories

Change Makers Meet 4 climate youth activists who will inspire you to take action
From Kenya to Mongolia, on Earth Day, meet these four youth activists taking the charge in making climate action happen in their communities.
In the News Three ways climate change devastates children’s futures
The climate crisis impacts those who contribute the least to the problem. Here are three major ways children are impacted by climate change.
Change Makers Learning from disrupted learners: A new anthology from the Refugee Education Council
The stories written by the Refugee Education Council of 2021 shed light on the lived experiences of displaced children and youth.
In the News Ukraine crisis: What’s happening and how is World Vision responding?
Facts and updates on the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Learn how the situation is impacting thousands of people fleeing the country, including children.
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.
Change Makers Refugee education needs refugee voices
The new Global Refugee Education Council will inform and strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitments to addressing the growing global displacement crisis.
In the News The Good Holiday Shopping Guide
Holiday shopping can be more enjoyable when you buy from brands that support fair labour practices. Check out products certified by Fairtrade Canada.
In the News 8 world-changing solutions to poverty
The World Bank forecast that in 2021, severe poverty would increase to between 143 million and 163 million people. Even here in Canada, poverty rates are on the rise.
Voices More than survival: Music therapy helps Ester overcome sexual violence in DRC
Ester lives in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which has been described as the “Rape Capital of the World”. Music therapy is helping Esther overcome the aftermath of sexual violence. Read her story now.
In the News Hunger and malnutrition: a challenge for mothers everywhere
Around the world, millions of mothers watch their children go hungry, while they themselves go without proper meals - sometimes through sacrifice, but often by order. Find out why and what World Vision is doing to change that.
In the News Children’s mental health needs surge due to COVID-19
A new study revealed that the number of refugee children who say they need mental health support has more than tripled because of COVID-19. Yet, mental health and psychosocial support services are too often perceived as non-essential or even a luxury.
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.
In the News Listen to their voices: Syria’s lost generation
A new podcast hosted by actor and activist Liam Cunningham, shares the challenges and hopes of Syrian children and youth on the 10th anniversary of civil war in that country.
In the News Uncovering child labour in our supply chains
Find out how coffee travels from a child's hands to major coffee brands.
In the News Moving beyond gender norms
How girl power groups are decreasing child marriage in this Bangladesh district.
Voices Warning: your groceries may contain child labour
Despite some progress, more than three million children work to support their families. Read Oscar, Elijah and Fernando's stories in their own words.
In the News Our most read stories from 2020
We look back at the year that was and the stories you read most in 2020. Find out how they reflected our lives in a tough year.
Voices Keeping hope alive this COVID Christmas
This year has been disruptive for all of us, and COVID-19 has left an indelible mark. But hope has not been cancelled. Our President and CEO Michael Messenger shares how we can keep hope alive.
Change Makers 7 ways to stoke the fires of social justice this Christmas
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 7 ways to honour children's rights and further equality and empowerment among the most marginalized people in the world.
In the News Global leaders, invite kids to the COVID conversation
We ask the G20 leaders to make stronger funding commitments for health, education and other services that protect children from harm during the pandemic that are guided by children’s voices.
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