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Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 18:17 by Mark Nonkes

Happy moments.

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.


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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...

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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.


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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...

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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...

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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...

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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 02:34 by Paul Newnham

Every day we see people leading in our world. Some leading for good and some for bad. Despite how challenging we find the world, there are leaders fighting for hope, for life, for opportunity. It is inspiring of late to see so many that are so young.

Today, I woke to see a message on my Phone from CNN that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai was recognised as the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner for her work speaking out on education.  At great cost to herself,...

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Friday, October 10, 2014 - 01:39 by David Westwood

The stats are shocking enough, let alone the impact of these on each and every life:  one in three girls around the world are married as children; one hundred and forty million women and girls worldwide have undergone FGM/C. How on earth do you go about addressing challenges such as these?

The UK government hosted, at the end of July, the first Girl Summit aimed at mobilising efforts to end female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and child early and forced...

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 01:31 by Ana Chkhaidze

Blog written by Lika Barabadze , link worker in “Caucasus Sub-Regional Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities”. project.

“I believe it is impossible to work on a specific aspect of human rights without keeping the big picture in mind; it is impossible to work on disability issues while being prejudiced against other groups; and it is impossible to work only on one issue, in isolation.

“For this reason, the best thing about the parent-...

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 04:00 by Alexandra Matei

In 2014, we celebrate 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). You can read World Vision's CRC@25 blog series here. On 20 November 1989, the CRC became the first legally binding international convention to affirm human rights for all children. The CRC is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil,...

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