Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 00:32 by World Vision Blogger
I learned about the Yunnan earthquake from the internet that afternoon. It was reported as a 6.5 magnitude, a rather destructive one in the province! My mind raced with questions - "Zhaotong is a relatively poor area, will houses there withstand such strong earthquake?". Death toll was climbing up, more and more houses have collapsed and knowing these numbers gripped my heart.
I have never been involved in disaster relief work at this scale in the...
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 15:46 by
By Alex Snary, National Director, World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza
Beit Hanoun's once vibrant agricultural community, known locally as 'Kfar Shalom' in Hebrew because of their peaceful attitude to the Israelis, lies in ruins.
Massive Israeli artillery bombardment has destroyed entire neighbourhoods, blanketing everything in a layer of grey cement dust. The smell of death, the bodies of loved ones...
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:42 by
Alex Snary is National Director of World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza office.
As civilian casualties continue to mount in the Gaza Strip, opinions vary greatly on the causes of the current round of conflict. Yet there’s one thing most would agree on: children have played no role in creating this discord. And children, whether Israeli or Palestinian, should not be harmed as a result.
Yet the children are being deeply harmed. ...
Friday, July 25, 2014 - 08:05 by Mohammad El Halaby
It was a shocking moment. On July 10, I was watching a local television programme and heard that there had been a massacre in the El Halabi family. Seven of my family members had been killed…in one day.
That night everyone in Gaza was counting the death toll of the children – which was rapidly increasing. Most of the children, like the casualties in my family, had died under the rubble of homes that the Israelis had targeted for demolition without any pre-warning....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 05:52 by Amanda Rives
As we come upon 25 years after the passage of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, there is much to reflect on in Latin America, a region that championed and led the way on children’s rights. Within one year of the CRC being available for signature, 21 countries in the region had already ratified it, representing both a third of the region...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 20:11 by World Vision Blogger
by Fiona Winoto
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
July 2014 - I have just completed my first year working for World Vision Indonesia.
The clock at the office shows that it is five minutes past midnight as I finish a Skype meeting with my World Vision colleagues who are based around the of the world, this time from Kenya and the United States.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 03:45 by Paul Stephenson
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most rapidly ratified human rights convention in history. More countries have ratified the Convention than any other human rights treaty in history – 192 countries had become state parties to the Convention as of November 2005. There was almost universal endorsement for a convention that protected the rights of the most vulnerable citizens in any country – its children. Why, therefore, has it been so hard for rights...
Friday, July 4, 2014 - 06:53 by Maia Woodward
Let me begin with sharing the story of Matthew*
Before participating in a photoproject called ‘Able Voices’ in Albania, Matthew used to sit outside his home and wave to the children as they passed by his house on the way to school, year after year. As a boy who has suffered with muscular dystrophy from the age of three, and from a poor family, there were so many reasons...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 00:16 by World Vision Blogger
Written by Echo Chow, Translated by Joy Li, World Vision China
“I want to become a driver when I grow up…because…I want to make money…to support my family,” said 8-year-old Haohao, who tried his best to utter these words. His mother was standing next to him, unable to restrain her tears.
It is difficult to be parents, since love inevitably evokes expectation. Haohao was born with cerebral palsy. Deeply guilty, his mother has always blamed...
Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 23:50 by World Vision Blogger
By Davit Choun, Creative Youth, World Vision Cambodia
Can you imagine a 19-year-old having their first experience using technology?
“I’ve never touched such things like these. They are awesome. When I heard you would bring us these things, I was dreaming about having chance to use them last night. I am so excited now,” said Sophany, 19.
A couple of months ago, I went to one of our project areas located in Kampong Thom...