Monday, August 14, 2017 - 23:03 by Dan Kelly
All too often humanitarian workers witness the worst that mankind can offer. More than 30 years ago I encountered a grass-roofed church torched by warring factions in the Sudan civil conflict. Inside, the imprisoned remains from over 100 women and children. This was the turning point in my career and I made the commitment to dedicate my life to humanitarian work.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 16:47 by Kristie Urich
By Robel Lambisso, West Africa Regional WASH Technical Advisor & GI-WASH Team, World Vision Ghana
Since the early 1990s, Ghana’s water and sanitation sector has seen major reforms to address weaknesses. Appropriate institutional, legal and regulatory structures have been put in place, particularly for the urban and rural water supply system.
While the country enjoys a marked success in achieving 89% access to safe water, the same cannot be...
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 07:07 by Cecil Laguardia
I met 12-year-old Blessing in Bidibidi. She had piercing eyes. She spoke with seriousness well beyond her years.
She told me she fled to northern Uganda and left most of her family members in South Sudan.
“As soon as we heard the gunshots, we just ran. That was how I ended up with my aunt. I do not know what happened to the rest of my nine siblings and my parents,” she said.
Those eyes then flickered and became misty.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 14:05 by Amanda Cupido
At a time of year when many families are taking their kids to different countries for vacations, it’s irking to think that millions of children are crossing borders for a very different reason.
July 30th marks World Day Against Trafficking Persons in an effort to bring attention to a fact...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 08:39 by Marie Koona
Fidele Nindaginye, World Vision’s child protection in emergencies specialist for this emergency met with eight-year-old Sadia from Ngagala* community, 120 kilometres from Diffa, Niger. She shares her tribute for the great and life changing work of World Vision’s response staff dealing with the Lake Chad Basin crisis. Below are her words.
One day, I was crying alone amidst a crowd of adults. They did not pay...
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:37 by Amanda Cupido
Fact: Every year, one billion children experience violence
World Vision's campaign It Takes A World has brought global leaders together by hosting events at United Nations offices in New York City, Geneva and Brussels. The goal? To catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. ...
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 09:36 by Mark Nonkes
At 36, Martha Jamsi has lived three lives. There was the one before her sister was shot, the years of her marriage in South Sudan and now as a leader of the refugee community in Kakuma, in northern Kenya. She currently works with World Vision distributing food to 140,000 people in Kakuma refugee camp.
This is her story, in her words, as told to World Vision's Mark Nonkes
My life was very good when I was young. My father...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 00:31 by Laura Gemmell
By Kevin Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision International
A children’s crisis that almost no-one has heard of is unfolding in Uganda, which is now home to half a million boys and girls who have fled terror in South Sudan.
Every day, more than a thousand youngsters are among those crossing the border. About a hundred arrive alone and with tales of...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:58 by Paula Gil Baizan
It is a very exciting time to be a humanitarian. Last year awoke a sense of innovation and change that has permeated every area of our work. Working to transform the sector by working better with local actors, mainstreaming between development and humanitarian, exploring ways of working with the private sector, identifying innovative models of financing. Cash transfers and other market interventions are usually part of the conversation.
The call for more cash comes...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:17 by Julian Srodecki
During the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 the Grand Bargain (GB) was signed with great fanfare. A promise was made to make humanitarian aid money go further by being more efficient and effective. The GB promises many practical benefits to implementing organisations of all types, such as improved needs assessment, simplified reporting, more multiyear funding and reduced earmarking. But one year on many people are asking if this is working and what progress...