World News & Stories

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.
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 Venezuelan refugees: The forgotten crisis
Political unrest, hyperinflation, and lack of access to basic goods and services has forced 5.6 million Venezuelans from their homes. That’s more than the number of refugees who have fled the decade-long Syrian civil war. And the migration shows no signs of stopping. 
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 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.
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 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.
In the News The most urgent refugee crises around the world
Over 80 million people have fled their homes due to conflict, hunger and violence, giving rise to the most urgent refugee crises in the world.
Voices The Overcomers: War orphan finds peace
Masika, 12, was forced to flee her home in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after rebel forces murdered her parents. Masika shares her story in her own words.
Voices “The hardness of life” for an unaccompanied child in a refugee camp
“The main problem I have is the hardness of life,” says Muombi. At 15, she's on her own and living in an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp near Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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 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.
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. 
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.
In the News How story can change the way we see refugees, if we let it
70.8 million people were forced from their homes due to conflict, violence, or human rights violations by the end of 2018. The numbers can feel overwhelming, but if we let ourselves be touched by the stories, we might just be able to move beyond overwhelmed to act.
Voices Refugee: Nesadin’s story
Nesadin and his family escaped conflict in Sudan for a refugee camp in Kenya. But what does the future hold for a boy growing up on the run?
Voices Refugee: Shames’ story
17-year-old Shames and her mother lost everything when they fled civil war in Syria. Now they live as refugees in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. She worries about her mother's health, and how they will make ends meet from day to day. One day she hopes to return to Syria and complete her education, but for now it's out of reach. 
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