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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:15 by

In the past one and a half years, as a communicator and storyteller for World Vision, I have been deployed to emergencies, including floods, cyclones, and landslides. I have met many affected by natural hazards. But this was my first experience in a protracted crisis, something new and different. When I was intimated about my deployment to the Myanmar-Bangladesh refugee crisis, my mind burst with multiple thoughts. My family was concerned, but respected my decision to go. My...

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00 by Deepesh Thakur

As a development and human rights practitioner, I have realised that the translation of global goals and human rights treaties are only possible when there is meaningful engagement of vulnerable communities in dialogue around service failures on their rights entitlement versus government commitments. This should include service user feedback with an aim of bringing solution inclusive public service delivery.

As we enter into the dialogue on promoting inclusive and...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 17:44 by Jan de Waal

World Vision in the South Asia Pacific Region will in 2017 continue to work toward higher levels of "Child Well Being" for vulnerable children in the region. Child Well Being means, for us, a better life for all children, especially those subject to poverty with all its consequences, as well as children living in disaster-prone communities. Although a number of countries in our region have improved public service delivery to their citizens, there are still millions of...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 20:06 by

As we enter the first weeks of the new calendar year, I reflect on what the apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:21: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” As we have for decades, World Vision, with its passionate people, like-minded partners, and devoted supporters will continue to serve the most vulnerable children, especially those who have been victims of exploitation and social injustice. 

In a five-year anti-trafficking program that ended in...

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Monday, December 26, 2016 - 08:30 by

It was around four in the afternoon when the rain started pouring. Like any other rainy day, it was just light showers at first and the restless wind whistled.  But at 8:30 in the evening, the electricity was cut off and the rain became more persistent while the wind fearlessly roared and kept getting louder. I started praying really hard.

Prior to the Nock-ten’s landfall, my father and my eldest child installed straps to secure the roof. I’m proud to have...

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Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 00:00 by

It was the same day last year when my colleagues and I were trying to finish the relief distribution in Sorsogon and Albay then head home for Christmas Eve.

After typhoon Nona (international name Melor) battered the Bicol region, thousands were left displaced. It was a sad December because many families had to either stay in the evacuation centre or in makeshift houses. Personally, I was also hoping to spend some quality time with my family during the Christmas break....

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:33 by Meimei Leung

Meimei Leung, World Vision East Asia’s Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs director recently returned from a visit to North Korea to monitor World Vision’s flood assistance there– worth nearly US$300,000 – following deadly floods that hit the country’s north in early September 2016.  

Thursday 20 December 2016

The woman known locally as “Grandma Ri” had lived her entire life in Hoiryong District, located at the tip of North Korea in North Hamgyong...

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 00:00 by Annila Harris

Bump, bump goes the SUV, tossing its passengers up and down, as we meander through dusky and unlevelled motorways. Half-lit concrete structures, silhouetted by beams of dawn sunlight, give way to vast expanses of partially barren hills. Holding on tight, I concentrate on catching a glimpse of the serene countryside.

"This is all Imphal East district," informs Thangkhopao Gangte, a World Vision field staff. 

Playing hide and seek amid a cover of dismal clouds...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 01:51 by Phoebe Naw

After my one and a half hour flight from Yangon, I arrived in Mandalay, the second biggest city in Myanmar. A short drive later, I arrived in a community where many sponsored children live, part of a World Vision programme area.

Although some well off families live in big compounds along the main road, this isn’t the case for the nearby homes I visited. From the busy main road, our car turned onto a small, crowded lane. Bricks were piled up on a few sidewalks, waiting...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 15:34 by Mahima Sashank

Our Coordinators for Development Facilitation (CDF) serve as direct links between the community and World Vision India. Their tireless work in the field helps us identify issues in our target areas and reach out to all vulnerable children and communities present.

Around 480 CDFs operate in World Vision India, each of them effectively engaging with people and serving their communities. Our field staff live and work among children and families in villages and urban...

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