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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 00:25 by Marion Aluoch

As we drove towards Dhuyacley IDP camp, located between Luuq town and Hanoy village in Luuq district, Southwest of Somalia there was little activity going on. A few men could be seen putting up makeshift shelters with available sticks while women and children were seated next to their temporary homes. As soon as we pulled over, a large crowd gathered around, probably hoping or wishing that we had brought something for them. The new camp is hosting 200 families who migrated...

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Monday, December 26, 2016 - 08:30 by Eleanor Asuan

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 Junna Daniel

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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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 12:04 by Zipporah Kageha Karani

REFUGEES DO NOT LIVE A LIFE OF LUXURY

On the 18th of May, 2016, we left the World Vision Kakuma Area Development Program (ADP) at around 10:00 am. I was heading to Kakuma refugee camp zone four to gather stories from the refugees living within the camp. As we passed by a primary school located inside the camp, a group of about eight or ten young girls were in a semi circle carrying something suspicious.

 As a child focused organisation...

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Monday, December 19, 2016 - 08:13 by Chris Latif

‘Heartbroken’ is a word you hear a lot in our office – particularly with all that's happened in Aleppo over the past few days. For our staff, many of whom still have family inside Syria, this is personal. 

The sad truth is that although Aleppo’s destruction has left Syrian children facing some of their darkest days yet, we know that Aleppo is only one of many besieged cities in Syria and another 400,000 people may be living in similar, if not worse situations....

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 00:00 by Suzy Sainovski

Last year I was given the incredible opportunity to work on World Vision’s Syria crisis response in the Middle East. At that time, the crisis had already been going for over four years and there were almost four million refugees. Now, as my time working on the Syria crisis response comes to a close, the number of refugees is nearly five million and the crisis has continued for over half a decade. Lately, as I prepare to head home to Australia, I’ve been reflecting on the...

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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 07:37 by Diego Rivadeneira

On Saturday, April 16, our quiet family dinner was interrupted by a strong earthquake. At 6:58 p.m. our peaceful Quito started to shake.  This isn't my first experience with earthquakes, I survived to the Chile’s 8.8 magnitude earthquake in 2010 and this moment reminded me the aftershocks lived through at that time.   I expected the worst and my unfortunatly my fears became reality. The earthquake on Saturday was the worst natural disaster in our country has...

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Monday, March 14, 2016 - 10:43 by Suzy Sainovski

While classrooms around the world can and do look different, going to school is more-or-less a universal experience. After five long years of conflict in Syria, it can be hard to find new ways to help people “see” or “experience” the conflict in a way that moves them personally.

At World Vision, we know how the conflict is affecting children in Syria and beyond. One in four schools in Syria has been damaged, destroyed or used to shelter displaced people, over a fifth...

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Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:32 by Frances Charles

What the world should know is that the war is costing the entire region – both Syria and its neighbours – hundreds of billions of dollars, compromising the future for an entire generation of children.

The Cost of Conflict for Children, a report coproduced by World Vision and Frontier Economics, frames the Syrian conflict through an economic lens.  While we have no tool to measure the cost of a destroyed...

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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 07:06 by Laura Gemmell

Lose weight, get fit, save money and quit smoking are among the most popular and commonly broken New Years’ resolutions. In fact, only eight per cent of resolutions made are actually kept. It begs the question, why do so many of us set ourselves up for probable failure? 

Psychologists believe it is the allure of a fresh start, the prospect of self-improvement and of course, tradition....

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