World News & Stories

In the News The Darién Gap: migrant route of last resort
For centuries, the Darien Gap held the reputation of being virtually uncrossable. Yet in 2021, nearly 100,000 migrants bargained their lives to cross the gap on foot.
Change Makers The shadow pandemic of violence against women and girls
Christine Amisi of the Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, DRC talks about holistic care for survivors of sexual violence with Michael Messenger to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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 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 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 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.
Voices Climate change is forcing children into degrading work
The impacts of climate change in vulnerable communities around the world are driving children like Cavo to seek sex work and other degrading work to survive.
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.
In the News How child sponsorship prepared us for COVID-19
For children living in the world’s most desperate places, COVID-19 is a serious threat to their already fragile situation. But the community skills, knowledge, infrastructure and relationships that child sponsorship has invested into year-after-year has created a lifesaving line of defense.
In the News Uncovering child labour in our supply chains
Find out how coffee travels from a child's hands to major coffee brands.
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.
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.
In the News Northern Triangle: terrifying to live in, dangerous to leave
Each year, 500,000 people risk their lives migrating from the Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – fleeing the cruelty of gangs.
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