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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 03:53 by Elika Dadsetan

When children in emergencies are asked what they need most, it’s education. In Putting Children at the Heart of the World Humanitarian Summit, a report for the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), children identified and consistently prioritised their education and protection in all types of emergencies - including conflict, protracted...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 07:09 by Lisa Easterbooks

As I sat in a workshop on disabilities recently, I thought a lot about a close family member who struggles with a chronic illness. It makes it difficult for him to participate in daily life and work. His condition and its effects are, in many ways, invisible, but they are indeed a disability.

Disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:22 by Mesfin Teklu

Rio de Janeiro is getting a lot of attention this week as atheletes prepare for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games. But the Nutrition for Growth event hosted by the Government of Brazil is why I’m in Rio representing World Vision.

While we were pleased that the long-awaited Nutrition for Growth event was held in Rio on August 4th and take note of the...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 09:02 by Rose Ogola

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

In South Sudan, World Vision joined other partners in marking this at the Gurei Primary Health Care Centre in Juba, in an event that was graced by the Minister for Health for Jubek, Dr. James Eluzai.

Dr. Eluzai said that in addition to ensuring that babies are healthy, breast-feeding also...

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Friday, August 5, 2016 - 04:44 by Ludovic Wahis

Between the 5th and 7th of July, Diana and Gabriel, two children from the Children’s Consultative Council of World Vision Romania, participated, along with other 250 participants from 34 countries, in the Eurochild Conference 2016 at the Palace of Academies, Brussels. The conference was co-hosted by Office de la Naissance et de l’Enfance (ONE) and Kind en Gezin.

The children’s rights community in Europe gathered in Brussels this week to answer the question “Why Europe...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 14:03 by Kevin Jenkins

Six months after her parents were murdered by sadistic rebels, 16-year-old Gloria tells the story as unemotionally as she can – but still ends in tears. 

She had been sent to fetch water while her family worked on their palm oil plantation in verdant, tropical Erengeti, in the “Grand Nord” of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On her way back, she saw “men...

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 07:04 by Zgjim

Zgjim, Kids For Peace Project, World Vision Kosovo, 2016.

The following blog is a reflection from Zgjim. He wrote it while he was in Brussels, participating in the #EurochildConf.

I am going to tell you about my experience advocacting for children’s rights, how life can change within a short period of time and how you can contribute to changing other children’s lives.

As a member of “Kids for Peace” Project of World Vision in Kosovo, I...

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 22:46 by Elika Dadsetan

Now that the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) has come and gone, we can take a moment to reflect on what really just occurred. In some quarters expectations for this event had been huge, while others anticipated just another forum giving lip service rather than tackling important issues. Three months on from the London Conference, ...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 21:26 by

By Dr Kené Mark Guindo, World Vision Mali Child Health Now Campaign Coordinator

I stood in the reception of the embassy in Bamako, Mali, anxiously awaiting the judgment of the French authorities. Suddenly, a voice shouted my name, calling me forward to collect my passport. At last! After months of meticulously collecting documents; travelling hundreds of miles to arrange a new passport; attending a...

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Monday, July 18, 2016 - 04:33 by Rachel Criswell

I had the privilege of being the vice-rapporteur (i.e. assistant reporter) for the 600 person UNHCR annual partners’ consultation in June 2016.  The event featured the voices of 30 youth (ages 18-25), all of whom came from a background of forced displacement themselves or from a refugee hosting community.  These delegates now run their own NGOs or initiatives to meet needs in forcibly-displaced communities.

One speaker who caught my attention was Maria Alessi...

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