World News & Stories

From the Field Why the COVID-19 pandemic will be catastrophic for refugees
Global aid groups are growing increasingly concerned that the novel coronavirus could decimate some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. 
From the Field COVID-19 in South Sudan: Preparing for the worst, praying for the best
In South Sudan, World Vision staff are working hard to help families prepare and protect themselves from COVID 19. 
From the Field Pump it up: Solar-powered network delivers clean water to refugees’ doors
Funded by Global Affairs Canada, World Vision recently completed construction of a solar-powered water network in the world’s largest refugee camp. This innovation comes just as the COVID-19 pandemic is gripping the world. 
In the News Coronavirus Crisis: Helping stop the COVID-19 outbreak
COVID-19, or coronavirus disease, has been topping headlines as more than 525,800 people and counting have been infected worldwide, with more than 23,700 causalities. The worst hit countries are the United States, China, Iran, Italy and Germany.
 
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 Innovative technology is saving lives
Thanks to better detection and more rapid treatment for anemia, regions like Shinyanga will be better positioned to save the lives of more children like Jumanne every year. 
From the Field Providing expert health care in Myanmar for healthy moms and babies
Before Ma Hla Hla came to this remote community in Myanmar, the local health centre was empty. Now this public health worker is making a significant difference in lives of vulnerable children and families.
Voices World Prematurity Day: Ending child marriage supports girls' empowerment and reduces premature birth
Assamoni, Morion and Hafcha - three teenagers in rural Bangladesh - are working to reduce preterm birth by ending child marriage.
From the Field Helping moms and babies succeed in Bangladesh
On a hot and humid day, I met Ajmira, a courageous community facilitator in Bangladesh. “This is my community, I have a responsibility to better [it],” Ajmira told us. 
From the Field This 25-year-old #girlboss is saving babies’ lives
Seeing first-hand the positive change that community midwives bring to their communities, I have a deep appreciation for the work of Born on Time in bringing valuable training to women like Mahlet.
From the Field Bringing back the spark: Make healthy children a priority
When the children arrive at the refugee camp in Uganda from their native South Sudan, they’re sick and frail. This was how 27-year-old Rose arrived with her three children after a week on foot.
Voices Why do the poor have large families?
Learn about the factors behind poor families having large families such as child mortality rates, lack of health services and forced early marriage.
From the Field Having a baby in Tanzania: Mwivano’s story
A miscarriage brought Mwivano face to face with the realities of healthcare in rural Tanzania. Now, she's on a mission to make a difference in the lives of other moms. 
Change Makers It takes a village to improve child health
Tolu is a passionate nurse working in a busy suburban hospital. Nurse Beate is on the frontlines of child health in rural Burundi. It will take both of their strengths and resources to ensure children grow up healthy.
In the News Tackling mental illness in the world's toughest places

As someone who survived a mental illness, I'm glad conversations around mental illness are beginning—especially for women in the world’s toughest places.

From the Field Our favourite photos of 2017
Check out this year's seasonal snapshots: World Vision Canada's highlight reel!
Voices How child marriage, FGM and obstetric fistula impact the lives of women and girls forever

Learn how child marriage, female genital mutilation and obstetric fistula negatively impact millions of women and girls around the world. 

Voices My trip to India was unforgettable and so is this shocking fact
Everyone knows Indian weddings are extravagant, colourful and dazzling. When I received the invite from one of my best friends to attend her “brother’s” wedding in India, I couldn’t say no.
From the Field 17 reasons to hope in 2017

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 17 reasons to have hope in 2017.

From the Field Latrines help restore dignity for girls like Nimco

13-year-old Nimco lives in the Baki district of northwestern Somalia, an area of the country that’s been devastated by years of civil war. Her village had a serious shortage of latrines. Until recently, 70 per cent of people were relieving themselves outside, causing sanitation issues that led to sickness and even death.

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