World News & Stories

In the News How armed conflict impacts the world’s children
As armed conflict rages around across the world, children pay the highest price. In 2021, the number of countries experiencing armed conflict was the highest in 30 years.
In the News What is happening in Afghanistan – and why?
Afghanistan’s humanitarian disaster is staggering in both scope and scale. By early 2022, more than half the country’s people – 24.4 million in total – were in dire need. Ninety-five per cent of all Afghans lacked enough to eat, with women and children most cruelly affected.
In the News Ukraine crisis: What’s happening and how is World Vision responding?
Facts and updates on the Ukraine-Russia crisis. Learn how the situation is impacting thousands of people fleeing the country, including children.
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 8 facts about international development assistance
International development assistance is the deployment of resources to economically-disadvantaged areas to reduce and eliminate the root causes and effects of poverty.
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.
In the News 2021: An unprecedented year in review
A recap of the key moments in 2021 and how World Vision teams served the world’s most vulnerable children.
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.
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 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 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.
Voices The Overcomers: Surviving gang violence
With an average of 20 homicides per day, San Pedro Sula, Honduras is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. Eight-year-old Juan shares his story in his own words.
Voices The Overcomers: Healing the scars of war
Raja* is a 10-year-old survivor of war. During the battle for Mosul, Iraq between ISIL and coalition forces, she was severely injured by a bomb. She lost her hand and her legs were badly damaged. Raja shares her story in her own words.
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.
Change Makers #HiddenHero: Priscillia is an agent of change in her community
At just 12 years old, Priscillia is using her advocacy training to share coronavirus prevention messages with her friends and neighbours in Camp Bili, a refugee camp in Democratic Republic of Congo, and she's making a difference.
Change Makers Called to the toughest places: Four change-makers responding to COVID-19
The global pandemic has transformed millions of ordinary people into heroes, quietly stepping forward to help the most vulnerable in some of the toughest places. Meet four women having extraordinary impact.
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.
Voices #HiddenHero: Delivering food assistance in South Sudan amid COVID-19
Emilienne Cyuzuzo is leading a team in South Sudan to quickly and safely deliver much needed food assistance to displaced families during COVID-19.
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