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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:20 by Yohoshu Ghising

Our driver pointed into the distance – to the end of the curve in the road.

“There is a woman,” he told us.

She lay by the side of a dusty road. We stopped and were quickly told by a woman kneeling beside her that she was about to have a baby. There was no one who was able to help, she said.

This was supposed to be just another regular field visit. But today was different. It was a once in a lifetime chance to serve as a development/social worker. Beside...

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 03:20 by World Vision Blogger

By Lily LI (World Vision communicator)

August 7th

It was bound to be a day full of aftershocks. I met a group of lovely children when our relief team arrived at Laowuji community in Lijiashan Village, Huodehong Township. Despite having lost their homes in the recent earthquake that shock Yunnan Province, these children were playing around the heaps of ruins, smiling at when their eyes caught my camera. They were excited to receive the child friendly...

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Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 00:32 by World Vision Blogger

August 3rd

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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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.

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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...

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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.
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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...

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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...

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