Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 00:35 by Langi Pitia
When disaster strikes villagers in remote communities only have themselves to rely on in the early stages. Not only do communities need a disaster plan but they also need basic first aid skills to treat injuries that may occur.
For three days I took part in a first aid training for six communities in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, who are part of the Australian Government funded, Humanitarian Partnership Agreement project.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 04:09 by Marion Aluoch
I recently visited the town of Baidoa in Somalia that is now ground zero for the aid response to a starvation crisis that has left almost three million people...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:59 by Marian Roberts
Gift Notification (GN) received by sponsored children brings hope and happiness to their families, the neighborhood and the entire community in which they live. Families that benefit from gift notification always feel cared for and loved.
Gift Notification is when a sponsored child receives a gift in a form of letter, money, greeting card, or item directly from their sponsors. Each time a GN is received by a child in the form of...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 02:11 by Marian Roberts
''Even if World Vision leaves tomorrow, we can take care of ourselves because almost all the interventions carried out here are sustainable '' These were the words of an elated 50 year old, Ilia Ibrofrom Rafin Wada communityin Maradi region. And as a National Director, hearing this from the people we serve gave me some sense of fulfilment.
According to Ilia Ibro,the existence of WV’sinterventions such as...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 16:58 by Amanda Cupido
By: Kristy Allen-Shirley
For many, Mother’s Day is a time to be a modestly spoiled with cherished words of appreciation, a jumble of school-made crafts, crayon-decorated cards, a pretty bouquet or a family meal. A day of affection and togetherness. It’s a different sentiment however for many mothers in northern Uganda, a gnawing despair in the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 22:54 by Meron Belay
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”
- Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
More people face famine today than any time in modern history.
Our world is experiencing a hunger crisis so large that the United Nations is calling it “the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945”. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:37 by Lauren Amadei
Do you remember the first time you went to school with your period? I do. At my school in country Victoria only one toilet in the far end of the bathroom had a bin to dispose of sanitary products. Worried that the other girls would notice I was visiting that particular toilet and guess I had my period, I tried to sneak inconspicuously as not to raise suspicion. Convinced that I was the only one who had started menstruating, I did my best to keep it a secret.
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 00:00 by Paula Gil Baizan
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:36 by Ben Grierson-Hill
By Tim Costello
On that first Good Friday, Jesus’ final words on the cross “It is finished” was His triumphant cry. It marked the extraordinary birth of something else. His mission became the mission of His followers. He entrusted them to proclaim and authentically live out the reality of God’s Kingdom. To carry out the mission of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) and therefore be God’s ambassadors. To be lights in the...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 05:48 by Meron Belay
The scenery is breathtaking. Deep gorges are surrounded by rock formations and tabletop mountains with steep edges. You don't know where to look first.
We are in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray joined by Kira Vinke from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Guenther Nooke the Personal Representative of the German Chancellor for Africa to visit development projects...