World Vision International

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


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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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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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 13:35 by Mr. Tran Cong Bang

From my early days working with WV Viet Nam as a field worker I found that in villages there are many children living in especially difficult circumstances. Although the ADPs where I’ve worked have used an inclusive approach to development, we have a mission statement that says we work with ‘especially the most vulnerable’, and our sponsorship funds are supposed to focus on them, I’ve often seen that children with disabilities or those with serious illnesses have not been...

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Friday, December 2, 2016 - 03:54 by Julian Srodecki

As the year draws to a close it is natural to look back and reflect on what went well and what could have gone better. The Grand Bargain on Humanitarian Financing was undoubtedly a highlight of the World Humanitarian Summit in May.  A document was signed by most of the humanitarian world’s donors and UN agencies.  Several NGOs like World Vision also signed...

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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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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 03:00 by Lisa Easterbooks

I stood at the front of a training room in West Africa, trying to moderate a heated discussion between some veteran teachers on how best to manage children in a classroom. In a workshop on reading skills, teachers began to express their frustration in trying to maintain class control for long enough to get kids to focus on their reading activities. According to them, behaviour management was an issue. Large class size was an issue. Getting kids to pay...

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Monday, November 21, 2016 - 14:00 by Sophia Papastavrou

World Vision’s work in peacebuilding has shown that peace processes that meaningfully engage women and girls create the foundation for sustainable peace and development. The importance of including women and specifically engaging women in peace negotiations is integral due to the multiple perspectives: women and girls carry deeper insights into security issues and experiences in conflict and post conflict conditions. Young women’s participation is important in identifying...

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Friday, November 18, 2016 - 04:10 by Andrew Hassett

I have spent the last week in Bogota with 10 children and young people from across Latin America discussing the significance of children’s participation and the impact of violence against children, on their lives and those of their community and their societies more broadly. I am inspired by the way these children represented the views of over 2,000 children from 28 countries, making a series of clear recommendations to policy makers and international...

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