News & Stories

Venezuelan migrants walk on the road in Colombia. Some had been on the road for 18 days before crossing into Colombia. For the next leg of their journey, they will climb the steep roadway to elevations of 10,000 and 12,000 feet where the temperatures can be below freezing, especially at night. Two of the children are under six-months-old. “This is what happens when you can’t make enough money to feed your family. You have to leave any way you can,” says the group leader.
From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Ezekiel and his mom Rachael race to the finish line in a 5K color dash in Saint Peter, Minnesota, in June, 2013. The event was organized by “Livestock,” a non-profit music festival, founded by Jill and Alex Hass, to provide animals through World Vision’s Gift Catalog. “This was our first color dash,” says Rachel. “The picture captures his attitude toward life.” She added that “Loving others and helping them is central to our goal to further Christ's Kingdom by showing love. Running the race, and donating money toward World Vision and other charities is important to us because it helps us think outside of ourselves.”
Change Makers

10 fun family activities to play it forward

Rose and her children enjoy their first real meal in weeks at the Goboro transit center in Uganda. This hot meal was provided by World Vision for Rose’s family and hundreds of others on their way to more permanent shelter for refugees from South Sudan. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Moses Mukitale)
Change Makers

What does the Bible say about refugees?

Refugee crises around the world are taking a huge toll on families and children. Here are some steps for how to talk about refugees with your kids and how you can help.
Change Makers

How to talk to kids about refugees

Jannatul, 5, and her mother, Salima, walk home from a World Vision Child-friendly Space in the refugee camp where they live in Bangladesh. Close to 1 million people live in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Most have fled their homeland since August 2017.
Special Features

Citizens of nowhere

Despite experiencing homelessness for a time, Joanna and her family found stability and hope when a local church cared for them physically and spiritually.
From the Field

West Virginia mother finds hope, faith after homelessness

Donors, staff, and volunteers work hard to bring hope to children in the most vulnerable communities. Here are four stories of impact in the United States.
From the Field

Stories of impact in the United States

Kim still grieves her husband's death, but has found purpose in loss, thanks to strong faith, a loving church community, and some generous donors.
From the Field

Widow discovers child-focused purpose in wake of loss

Jheyde, 13, is among more than 1 million Venezuelans in Colombia who left because of hunger and poverty. She finally found stability and success in school.
From the Field

Venezuelan girl excels in school after toiling on Colombian streets

At a West Virginia alternative school, rigorous schedules and tough love get results, and the students will tell you themselves.
From the Field

West Virginia school helps students get back on track

Teenager Armando left Venezuela with his family two years ago, but they still struggle find peace and stability, often going hungry so he can pursue their dream of becoming a lawyer.
From the Field

Boy’s family goes hungry in Colombia so he can pursue dream

In rural West Virginia, Lucy Kirby provides essential care and nurture to eight children in need. Her's is a beautiful story of adoption in West Virginia.
From the Field

Life frames: Adoption a symbol of redemption in Appalachia