World Vision International

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 Dr. Beng Yeoh

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, January 9, 2017 - 02:08 by Ludovic Wahis

“I felt it was the end of my life. We spent 51 days moving from one house to another to find a safe place. We witnessed horrible days and nights. I saw the blood and witnessed my brother being killed,” says 12-year-old Shahd, recalling 2014’s Gaza conflict.

Shahd used to live with her parents and siblings in a small house. However, during the war, her home and her school were both destroyed. Her father lost his job and the family became dependent on aid from World...

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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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Friday, December 23, 2016 - 03:12 by Allan Wekesa

In a community where sheep, goats and cattle are highly valued and often, considered the only source of income, nutrition and symbol of wealth, health and status, cultivating land for the Samburu community is a huge departure, from tradition.

Evidence available from research shows, that there is a gradual decline in communal grazing lands in arid and semi-arid lands such as in Samburu County. The decline has necessitated need for pastoral communities to find alternate...

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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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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.

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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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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 17:07 by Aline Rahbany

Urban environments are opportunities for growth and draw diverse groups from different backgrounds, however, this has the potential to lead to social fragmentation causing strained relations and possibly violence. Social cohesion building and strengthening is critical to community programmes in urban contexts. Our emerging Cities for Children Framework, a multi-disciplinary and integrated programming model, includes “building social cohesion amongst diverse...

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