Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:55 by Alexandra Matei
“We would like to recommend the Government of Albania… raise awareness of a child’s right to participate in the family and in the community.” As the statement was read out, I wanted to shout out loud, to get up and dance, but restrained myself to a slight, UN-appropriate smile. How fitting these words should come in the year we celebrate the 25th birthday of the ...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:52 by Alexandra Matei
This week at the United Nations, a quiet victory will take place for children. It is a victory that will amplify the voices of children who’ve been ignored, neglected, abused and overlooked. It is a victory with the potential to change their lives.
Thanks to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) — ratified by every...
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 13:46 by Alexandra Matei
In 2014 we mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on the 20th November 1989. The anniversary is a great opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable impact the CRC has had on the lives of millions of children. The anniversary is also an important time to...
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:06 by Dr. Greg Allgood
Today we’re announcing a major accomplishment and something of a miracle. This year we’ve provided clean drinking water to every man, woman, and child in 2,416 villages in Africa.
World Vision has been investing with our partners in providing clean water for decades because we know that clean water changes everything for people who suffer from water-related diseases and spend much of their day hauling water for long...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 18:17 by Mark Nonkes
That’s what I learned to look for. Each day I worked in the Typhoon Haiyan emergency response, I celebrated those unexpected moments of joy.
By far, the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan was the worst I had witnessed. As a Canadian who works in southeast Asia for World Vision, I thought I’d seen the tough stuff before.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 17:09 by World Vision Blogger
By Orlando Ducay Jr.
For a communicator working in times of emergencies, there’s nothing more fulfilling than to be able to share the emotions and the voice of the people affected.
When Typhoon Hiayan hit islands near my home last year, I was deployed to be part of World Vision’s response team.
While I have often worked in the Philippines to respond to smaller disasters, this was the first time I worked with a global response team to...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:14 by Annila Harris
The day of reckoning finally arrived.
Three weeks before, Typhoon Haiyan hit the eastern Philippines.
I travelled from my home in India at request of World Vision’s emergency response to provide communication support. It was my first trip to the Philippines, the first time I worked on a global emergency response.
As I readied myself to witness the scenes of destruction in Leyte, an overwhelming feeling of uncertainty gripped me.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:16 by Somluck Khamsaen
I never dreamed of being a farmer. I know that farming is not an easy job. It is even more difficult if farming does not run in the family or if no land has been passed on to you as an inheritance.
But I’m fortunate to know Ngaw, a farmer in Bo Thong sub-district, Thong Saen Khan district who was willing to teach me how to grow organic rice.
The mild morning sunlight glittered on the crystal clear water of a slow-moving stream that runs parallel to the lush green...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 00:14 by Rose Nabwire
I just returned from Dolow district in South Central Somalia. I was there to conduct research and gather community perspectives on their long term development needs.
Everyone that I spoke to could not even think beyond tomorrow due to the current drought gripping the country. I was told that this “is the worst drought we have ever seen” at least a dozen times in two days.
The drought that has taken hold...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 21:07 by Lindsey Talerico
I read a post recently that explained there is enough food for everyone on the planet to live a healthy and nutritious life. It seems almost an impossible fact when there are still 842 million people hungry around the world; when 3.1 million of the world's youngest children (under age-five) are dying every year from underlying causes directly connected to not...