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World Humanitarian Day: Massive challenges ahead as over 78 million people across 37 countries require humanitarian assistance

On World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to staff on the ground as our humanitarian aid workers share their thoughts.

Four years on, hope, patience and prayer are the greatest needs in South Sudan

One week after South Sudan celebrated four years of independence, Melany Markham visited to see what had changed. What she found were growing difficulties in reaching those in need, with large-scale movements of people and increasing dependency on aid.

Missing home

Mike and his siblings are among an estimated 550,000 people who have fled South Sudan to escape fighting. He told us about his memories from home and how his new situation is affecting his future.

World Vision reveals alarming rates of malnutrition among mothers in South Sudan

As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, World Vision reveals that in the country that has the highest rate of maternal mortality.

Planting the seeds of an education

Eleven year old Chok and his family are among the many people displaced by conflict in South Sudan. Thanks to World Vision, a seed distribution programme is helping Chok's father Jumar grow the food he needs to enable his children to go to school.

World Vision condemns the abduction of 89 boys in South Sudan

World Vision condemns the abduction in South Sudan and joins the UN to call for immediate release and return to their families.

World Vision reaches ½ million people with aid in South Sudan

World Vision's relief effort include food rations, providing seeds, fishing nets, water, sanitation, hygiene services and more.

Return to South Sudan

Two decades on from her first foreign assignment covering war and hunger in South Sudan, UK Media Manager Sarah Wilson returns and finds that depressingly little has changed.

What do children in South Sudan eat for breakfast?

Next Monday marks one year since the fighting in South Sudan resumed. The worst fighting came on Boxing Day, when families fled the cosy aftermath of Christmas celebrations for makeshift refugee camps. Intermittent fighting and displacement have disrupted the planting and harvesting cycle, and as fields lie fallow and farmers are scared away, the spectre of hunger looms. Inspired by the recent New York Times piece What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast, we asked, what do children in South Sudan eat for breakfast?

New Report: Child protection neglected by donors in South Sudan

World Vision called upon international donors to prioritise the needs of children in South Sudan.

On the edge of survival

Last year World Vision reached almost eight million people around the world who were struggling to feed themselves and their children. On World Food Day, 16 October, we are thinking of the people who are still struggling to make sure their children get the food they need to grow up healthy and happy.

South Sudan - World Vision & Other Leading Aid Agencies Warn Famine Imminent

Agencies fear recent improvements will be wiped out as the number of severely hungry people will rise by 1 million in first three months of 2015

Matthew's First Christmas

Nadene recently travelled to South Sudan and the overwhelmed Malakal Refugee Camp where she was heartbroken to hear the stories of people living there.

The pursuit of an ideal

This Sunday is International Day of Peace, a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Senior Conflict Adviser Sarah Pickwick reflects that we still have some way to go before ideals become a reality for children around the world.

More Cash Needed as Famine Looms in South Sudan

One hundred days after an international donor conference was held to raise money to bring aid to South Sudan, the country urgently requires still more cash as it hovers on the brink of famine.

Mud, Mosquitoes and Malakal's Children of War

World Vision UK CEO, Justin Byworth, has recently returned from a trip to see the dramatic, life-threatening impact that the conflict in South Sudan is having on more than half of its population. A few weeks ago he visited Malakal, a sleepy provincial town that has been almost obliterated, where he listened to survivor’s stories.

South Sudan: Not the Independence Day Celebration Anyone Hoped For

The situation is South Sudan is worsening. While the country marks the 3rd anniversary of its independence, nearly half the population is in need of urgent assistance. This is not the Independence Day anyone hoped for.

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of South Sudan's independence. The country is on the brink of famine. Urgent funding is needed.

Failure of South Sudan Peace Talks Raises Risk of Famine

With more than 1.3 million people displaced and half of them are children, the situation in South Sudan is getting worse every day. The postponement of the peace talk means higher risk of famine, higher risk of children being used as child soldiers, and higher price tag to deal with this disaster.

World Refugee Day: "Millions Need Assistance"

Today is world refugee day - a day where we are reminded of the cruel reality and hardship refugees face on a daily basis. Fleeing from violence with often nothing but clothes on the backs, families share their sense of powerlessness.