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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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Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:46 by Abid Gulzar

Whenever I think about the seemingly impossible task of social change, especially around almost intractable issues, I recall champions who have changed the world. There was (the aptly named!) William Wilberforce, an English politician who challenged the entrenched 18th and 19th century institution of slavery. But Wilberforce saw another reality- one where everyone deserved freedom, dignity and other basic human rights. It was a lonely years-long undertaking, but he turned a...

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 11:31 by Trihadi Saptoadi

One billion children.  Every year, one billion children experience violence. They are physically and sexually abused, made to work or marry when they should be in school. Some are forced to take up arms and fight in adult wars. How can we expect them to grow up unaffected? To unleash their potential and realise a better future for themselves, their families and communities?

The sheer scale of this problem can be overwhelming. It’s important to remind ourselves of...

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Friday, July 8, 2016 - 16:14 by Mahima Sashank

It's 10am and Kapil* has just woken up. The streets in Central Delhi buzz with activity.

I see men and women leave homes for their day of rag picking while the children left about; some working in shops, some lying down, and very few going to school. I smell the dirt and notice dust fill the environment.

I greet Kapil, 12, as I walk further down the extremely narrow lanes, which resemble a complicated maze. It's easy for anyone to get lost here, especially a...

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 02:59 by Dan Irvine

My father will be 95 this year and thus was a child during the great depression in the United States.  The hunger that he experienced at that time haunts him to this day. You will never see a more grateful person sitting down to every meal.  And if there is a single issue he is passionate about it is hunger; most of his charitable contributions are to help the hungry.

What I have learned from my father is that hunger is a terror. While not all of us have...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:45 by Craig Geddes

Sierra Leone is the 72nd country I’ve visited, personally and professionally. As I board the boat from the airport to the capital, Freetown, I am hit by how unique its ‘welcome’ is: palm trees sway against the beach, the waves crash against our vessel as we speed across the sea and the buildings ahead show a bustling capital city in the distance.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 10:18 by Sarah M Crass, MPH

 

Author: Magnus Mordu Conteh, Director, Global Health Programmes, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, World Vision Ireland

 

Can you imagine how it must feel to save a life? Not as a doctor in a fully equipped...

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 08:35 by Coumba Betty Diallo

Did you know? 37 Million Children living through conflicts and crises in the world are out of school.

The Convention of the Rights of Child gives Refugee children the right to education.
But despite that, Refugees Children are more vulnerable than ever.
For more infos http://www.wvi.org/world-refugee-day
#letsendthis #withrefugees ...

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Friday, June 17, 2016 - 00:00 by Suzy Sainovski

Last year I was given the incredible opportunity to work on World Vision’s Syria crisis response in the Middle East. At that time, the crisis had already been going for over four years and there were almost four million refugees. Now, as my time working on the Syria crisis response comes to a close, the number of refugees is nearly five million and the crisis has continued for over half a decade. Lately, as I prepare to head home to Australia, I’ve been reflecting on the...

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