World News & Stories

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 COVID-19 crisis in India: the race to save lives
The second wave in India is a sign that the pandemic battleground is shifting primarily to developing countries.
In the News Millions pushed toward starvation in East Africa
COVID-19, conflict and climate change has pushed more than 7 million people across six countries in East Africa to the very edge of starvation.
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 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.
From the Field Empowering families to prevent the spread of COVID-19
As COVID-19 cases began to spread across Kenya, mom Edith became concerned about the impact of the disease on herself, her four children and her unborn baby.
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.
From the Field Why giving a goat is still important this Christmas
Looking for a simple way to make a difference this Christmas? Give a gift that will help support long-term development and outlast the coronavirus pandemic by many generations.
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.
Voices How to celebrate what matters most, this Christmas
Christmas may look different this year, but the meaning behind the season hasn’t changed. Here are some ways you can celebrate the most important things.
Change Makers 'Girls Power Group’ on the front lines preventing child marriage
'Girls Power Groups' in India have helped to stop 13 child marriages in the first two months of the pandemic alone.
Change Makers 5 innovative ways kids are going back to school
Families around the world are preparing for an uncertain return to school. Read about five innovative ways kids are going back to school around the globe.
In the News Child marriage and COVID-19: What happens when no one’s looking?
A World Vision report predicts a sharp increase in violence against children and child marriage , as a result of COVID-19. At least four million more girls could be married in the next two years. Find out why.
Voices World Humanitarian Day: Dreams for my people
Masouma Rasouli is the first female WASH engineer with World Vision Afghanistan. Read her story in her own words.
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.
In the News COVID-19 threatens to increase malnutrition globally
The risk of increased malnutrition looms large for children, especially those in low- and middle-income countries, with potentially long-lasting and harmful impacts on health, well-being, and future global stability, thanks to COVID-19. Find out why.
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.
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