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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 00:17 by Mike Wisheart

In a cramped settlement in a large city in northeast India, most people live in one-room houses. These houses do not have toilets. The only bathrooms are shared – with about thirty people per toilet. For Nisha, 13, not only are the poorly maintained toilets unhygienic, they also pose a danger – especially at night.

“There are no proper latches in the toilet; one of us has to hold the door for the person inside. So, I cannot...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 13:19 by Lisa Easterbooks

As a basic education specialist at World Vision, one of the perks of my job is seeing the joy on a child’s face when they learn to read. I’m sure you’ve seen it too: whether with your own children or with the special children in your life. (If not, you’ll have to trust me that it’s magical. It’s like watching a light turn on in a dark room!)

While on a recent trip to Ghana I was able to observe a reading club – an after-school learning group where children build their...

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Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:22 by Kevin Jenkins

World Vision is committed to partnering with a diversity of people who can bring life in all its fullness to children – with governments and business, and with our peers in civil society.
We make alliances and sign up with long-lasting and short-term bodies where we can get more done together than apart. This seems obvious in advocacy campaigns. But groups like the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (in relief emergencies) or various...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 19:37 by Hasanthi Jayamaha

A second landslide occurred on another mountain in Aranayake today (21 May) forcing World Vision staff to suspend activities in the Child Friendly Space (CFS) and evacuate the area. Learn more about the emergency response. Below is an eyewitness account of the incidents of the day by Nirmani Perera,...

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Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:04 by Elika Dadsetan

Millions of students around the world are being denied education. This should evoke outrage. However, there is also reason for optimism. Using innovative approaches, which increasingly requires adapting to evolving technology, we can expand access to education for students in emergency and crisis situations. These new approaches not only create new opportunities for learning, but also facilitate safer environments for all involved.

As we...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 23:46 by Jan Butter

2016 is a critical year for nutrition. It marks four years since the global nutrition targets were agreed at the World Health Assembly. It is the year progress against the targets will be reviewed. To have any chance of meeting the 2025 global nutrition and the 2030 SDG targets actors at all levels must take concrete actions to address malnutrition. These action must be backed by generous financing, strong...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 21:20 by Pham Thu Trang

My impression of 28-year-old Thuong can be encapsulated in one word: admiration.

Crushed by the harsh side of life, Thuong has never given up her firmly held belief that she owes life the best of her.

I met Thuong on a drizzly afternoon in a manicure class when I was visiting a livelihoods project of World Vision Vietnam’s urban development program in Ngo Quyen district, Hai Phong city.

Wearing the project’s blue uniform and having all eyes...

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Monday, May 16, 2016 - 22:51 by Thabani Maphosa

Cash transfers are one of the most significant innovations in humanitarian assistance in recent memory. They offer greater dignity, choice and flexibility for disaster-affected peoples and an opportunity for us to become better humanitarians. Cash transfers provide a platform for humanitarians to reflect by   asking, ‘Are we doing the right things, for the right reasons?’ The ‘right reasons’ must be centred on improving our ability to meet the needs and aspirations...

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Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 04:37 by Ian Ridley

Despite the changing contexts and challenges of humanitarian action in the 22 years that I have been working in the sector, one thing that has remained constant is the devastating impact natural disasters and conflict have on children.  Tens of millions of children are affected by disasters today, with more than 30 million living in conflict affected areas. These children are often robbed of their childhood, their rights are violated on a daily basis, they experience...

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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 06:59 by Julian Srodecki

In previous blogs I have talked about how humanitarian action is underfunded globally and about the work that is being under taken to address this.  Earlier this week, the 15 largest Government donors, major UN agencies and several NGO networks held their final meeting to agree a “...

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