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How modern slavery is destroying childhoods

World Vision UK's Erica Hall on the crisis of children who are forced into horrifying exploitation.

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn meets South Sudan’s child soldiers

Actor shares "deeply moving" experiences of trip to war-torn country, as fears of full-blown conflict mount.

World Vision aid worker wins prestigious 'Humanitarian of the Year' award

Christine Ngbaazande from South Sudan has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

From refugee to award-winning aid-worker: My journey as a woman in conflict zones

Christine Ngbaazande from Yambio has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honour at the Bond International Development Awards in London.
of their own. I also work with former child soldiers

Red Hand Day: World Vision youth campaigners urge UK Government to act

On 12th February – Red Hand Day, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers – five young people from the UK who were involved in the project will meet their MPs in Parliament.
with a particular focus on child soldiers like Tshibola. 250 million children live … ages of 13 and 22 with the stories of former child soldiers and invited them to share how they think

What children and young people think about child soldiers

World Vision UK wants to give young people who are not directly affected by armed conflict a space to express themselves and stand with the most disadvantaged children.
stories of children who were recruited as child soldiers from the Democratic Republic of Congo … of the most disadvantaged children such as child soldiers. We also want to give a platform to former

Actor Jerome Flynn among thousands urging UK government to help ‘forgotten’ children

World Vision UK is calling for a fourfold increase in the proportion of UK humanitarian aid spending to protect children from violence.
Congo offers therapy and skills training so child soldiers can go home and rebuild their lives. Another

No Peace Without Children

The future of children in the Central African Republic, from which I have just returned, is uncertain at best. They are forgotten casualties of a forgotten armed conflict.

UK must consult children to create peace in war-torn countries

World Vision UK is urging the UK government to include children in decision-making to achieve peace in war-torn countries.
as young as five have been recruited as child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s

The UK must redouble its efforts to end South Sudan's child soldier crisis

International children’s charity, World Vision has urged the UK government to redouble its efforts to support peace in South Sudan and end its child soldier crisis.
of the countries with the highest rates of child soldiers in the world. … getting conscripted into fighting forces as child soldiers. Experts place the figure of child soldiers

Children born of rape in war: Jacob's story

Jacob is 17 years old. He should be enjoying school and thinking about his future, but instead his short life has been marred by struggle.

Hundreds of child soldiers released from armed groups in South Sudan

More than 250 child soldiers associated with South Sudan’s numerous fighting groups will be released today following the successful intervention of World Vision and other aid agencies.
More than 250 child soldiers associated with South Sudan’s numerous … in the conflict will see another 450 child soldiers released under the

#UniversalChildrensDay: Kids' voices must be at the heart of efforts to end violence

Now, more than ever, is the time for leaders to start taking the most vulnerable children in the world more seriously, says international children's charity World Vision.
progress in the decline of recruitment of child soldiers we are hearing horrific stories from former child soldiers who now face an uncertain future. A lack of

Former 'forced wife' receives Marsh Award at Tedx summit

Conflict survivor receives prestigious award in London at Tedx summit
former child soldiers and children born in captivity in the past

Myanmar crisis: Jerome Flynn joins us in condemning violence affecting thousands of children

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has joined World Vision UK in strongly condemning the outbreak of horrific violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Over 1,000,000 South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

Charity fears that South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda may return home to fight.

140 children killed in Democratic Republic of Congo since June, urgent response needed

More than 100 children have been killed in combat since June in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and an urgent response is needed to prevent an escalation of violence, international aid agency World Vision warns today.
and assistance to help demobilised child soldiers to

The Hidden Legacy of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Barely a week goes by that we do not hear new reports of sexual violence in war zones – in South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, Myanmar, Iraq and elsewhere. Sometimes these include the stories of survivors who have fought for justice, who are suffering stigma in their communities for the crime committed against them, who are struggling to rebuild their lives.
leaders to end stigmatisation of former child soldiers and their children. To change the narrative

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.

11 things you can do right now to help end violence against children

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.
World Vision runs a hotline for child soldiers seeking help. And with partners in