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Child Soldiers

Around the world, an estimated 250,000 children—some as young as 7—are involved in armed conflicts. Children are exploited in state-run armies, paramilitaries, and rebel groups. Coerced, enticed or abducted, these children serve as combatants, porters, spies, human mine detectors and sex slaves; their health and lives are endangered and their childhoods are sacrificed.

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A child works in a garment factory in Bangladesh. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 16, 2015

Congress narrowly avoids shutdown of programs targeting child labor

The Congressional budget package released today continues funding for programs to end child labor after the House and Senate voted to cut funding to the Department of Labor’s impactful and critical program in June 2015.

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision. PHOTO: Harlem Globetrotters
Dec 1, 2015

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show-off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision

This #GivingTuesday the Harlem Globetrotters show off the results of their “#GOATee for a Good Cause” campaign with World Vision.

Quiz: Find the perfect gift that gives back
Nov 9, 2015

Quiz: Find the perfect gift that gives back

What do you get for the person who has everything? We'll help you find just the right Gift Catalog gift in less than a minute!

Sponsored child christmas gift
Nov 10, 2015

Share big dreams: Give a Special Gift to your sponsored child this Christmas

Make your sponsored child’s dreams come true with a Special Gift that will benefit him or her and the entire family.

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign.
Nov 1, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision’s #GOATee for a Good Cause campaign

This November, the Harlem Globetotters partner with World Vision for the #GOATee for a Good Cause Campaign. 

Videos: The lives of displaced and refugee children in Syria and South Sudan
Oct 15, 2015

Videos: The lives of displaced and refugee children in Syria and South Sudan

Fighting in Syria, South Sudan, and other countries has resulted in nearly 60 million people being displaced from their homes. These videos show how some children and families are affected.

Igelo Hellen and baby waiting for medicine at the Kamuda Health Center in Uganda. PHOTO: World Vision
Oct 8, 2015

Bipartisan coalition introduces legislation to save lives of mothers and children

Wednesday, a bipartisan team introduced a bold, bipartisan legislative initiative to dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn and childhood deaths worldwide.

U.S. wavers on commitment to stop the abuse of children as soliders
Oct 7, 2015

U.S. wavers on commitment to stop the abuse of children as soldiers

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars will continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.

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