World News & Stories

From the Field Preventing premature births is a community effort
On World Prematurity Day, read these stories from World Vision's Born On Time program that show how the work of preventing unhealthy births continues with local communities.
In the News Infant mortality: tragic, unjust … and usually preventable
The loss of every child is heartbreaking. The risk of such a tragedy is disproportionately high for people struggling against poverty.
In the News Women and girls are being left behind in the race to survive climate change
As the World Leaders Summit on Climate Change (COP26) ends, world leaders must take action to help the poorest countries adapt to climate change and turn the tide on a devastating hunger crisis.
From the Field The many faces of Christmas around the world
Children all over the world celebrate Christmas. Learn more about different Christmas traditions in different countries.
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.
Change Makers Christmas gift ideas for 2021: Gifts for everyone
Find the perfect present for everyone on your Christmas gift list with our comprehensive gift guide!
In the News Why is education important and how does it affect one’s future?
Education is an important part of life regardless of one’s gender, race, or social class. This article explains why and how education affects one’s future.
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.
In the News Hunger is now killing more people than COVID-19
A recent World Vision report found that since the pandemic was declared, soaring food prices combined with lockdown-induced job losses and disrupted nutrition services have made healthy food out-of-reach for 3 billion people.
In the News Destroyed, alienated, enslaved: education under attack
The International Day to Protect Education from Attack highlights statistics like 75 million 3-to-18-year-olds live in countries where education is being disrupted by violence.
From the Field Humanitarian aid: what you need to know
‘Humanitarian aid’ or ‘humanitarian assistance’ is emergency help for people in some of the world’s most desperate situations. Learn how you can support relief efforts.
In the News Haiti Earthquake 2021: Emergency relief and rebuilding
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has devastated southwestern Haiti. The disaster exacerbates the extreme poverty and political instability that the Haitian people have sustained for decades.
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 Is World Vision a good charity you can trust and support?
World Vision is an international charitable organization working in nearly 100 countries. Learn about World Vision's work and impact in the lives of millions of people.
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 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
In a matter of hours, refugee families watched their makeshift homes go up in flames – remnants of what they had built since being forced to flee their homes four years earlier.
In the News Climate justice and human rights: a conversation with Annamie Paul
Michael Messenger talks with Annamie Paul, Leader of the Green Party of Canada about the disproportionate impact of climate shocks on the most marginalized people – and what Canada should do about it. Read on.
Change Makers Global 6K: Walking for water in the face of adversity
Valerie Switzer is walking for water for the third year in a row, despite her struggle with cancer.
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