World News & Stories

From the Field Three ways toys are making a difference across the world
Find out all the ways toys can make a positive change in the lives of children across the world, courtesy of Spinmaster.
From the Field Ending gender-based violence starts with empowering youth
Gender-based violence is a major global public health and human rights issue. AHADI, a World Vision project, is tackling this problem in Tanzania.
In the News 5 tips for talking with children about conflict and refugees
We try to shield our children from some of the world’s toughest realities, including armed conflict and forced displacement. But kids don’t live in a bubble.
From the Field How children are coping with the crisis in Ukraine
In Ukraine, psychosocial support is helping displaced and traumatized children cope with the trauma of violent conflict.
In the News Supply chain legislation: A first step in fighting child labour in Canada
What is Bill S-211? Why is it key in fighting child labour across the world? Learn more about what Canada is doing to fight child labour—and how you can help.
In the News Child labour: facts and how to help
What is child labour and what is Canada doing about it? Get the facts on what causes child labour, the global supply chain and what you can do to help stop it.
In the News Sudan crisis: What is happening and how is World Vision responding?
Learn what is happening in Sudan, how children are being affected, and what World Vision is doing.
Change Makers Preventing child marriage in Mali
World Vision Canada’s CEO Michael Messenger reflects on a conversation with Therese Mounkoro, a community leader fighting against child marriage in Mali.
In the News Ukraine crisis: What’s happening and how is World Vision responding?
Facts and updates on the Russia and Ukraine conflict. Learn how the situation is impacting thousands of people fleeing the country, including children.
From the Field Supporting mental health in the Ukraine conflict
What does it mean to give mental health support during a conflict? Michael Messenger speaks with Melinda, an emergency psychologist on the border of Romania.
Change Makers Child soldiers: a conversation with General Romeo Dallaire
Romeo Dallaire talks about his lifelong mission to rally the global community to stop the recruitment and abuse of tens of thousands of children in armed conflicts around the world.
In the News Five tough places to be a girl right now
Poverty, conflict, and disaster push women and girls to another level of danger. Read about some of the toughest places to be born a girl.
Voices More than Survival: Music therapy restores an orphan’s hope in the DRC
Muhindo, 11, joined a music therapy pilot project that supports children and women who have experienced physical and sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Read his story now.
Voices Child soldiers in Africa: Mukele’s story
When the Rwandan genocide ended on July 15, 1994, it marked the beginning of another conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that continues to this day. Read Mukele’s story of overcoming a childhood shaped by conflict.
In the News Children’s rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
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.
In the News Child poverty: causes and consequences
Child poverty is complex. When a child lacks even one critical essential – clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare or safe shelter – she is considered impoverished.
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 COVID-19 effects on global child poverty
Across the globe, COVID-19 is increasing the problem of child poverty, and threatening to undo 20 years of significant progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the News The cost of conflict for Syria’s children: 10 years on
Lindsay Gladding, World Vision Canada’s Director of Fragile and Humanitarian Programs reflects on the cost of 10 years of conflict for Syria's children.
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