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Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:28 by James East

The warnings from the UN and humanitarian agencies are stark. South Sudan is on the brink of a humanitarian food crisis.  If the conflict continues, if aid cannot get through to the hundreds of thousands displaced by fighting, if the rains cut off the roads and dirt air strips then 50,000 children aged under five could be dead by the end of the year. 

The world's newest nation is on the verge of collapse. 

Aid agencies are...

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 23:51 by World Vision Blogger

By Florence Joy Maluyo, World Vision Philippines

They all looked beautiful in white. It was graduation day at Botongon Elementary School.

I watched them arrive, one by one.  Some arrived with their parents, some with their siblings, some with relatives. The girls were made-up while the young boys put an effort in their hairstyles. Graduation songs started to play. Parents were smiling. 

I looked around. Destroyed classrooms. Scattered boats....

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Monday, May 19, 2014 - 07:49 by Jennifer Philpot-Nissen

“We would like to recommend the Government of Albania… raise awareness of a child’s right to participate in the family and in the community.” As the statement was read out, I wanted to shout out loud, to get up and dance, but restrained myself to a slight, UN-appropriate smile. How fitting these words should come in the year we celebrate the 25th birthday of the ...

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Friday, May 16, 2014 - 14:18 by Sara Austin

This week at the United Nations, a quiet victory will take place for children. It is a victory that will amplify the voices of children who’ve been ignored, neglected, abused and overlooked. It is a victory with the potential to change their lives.

Thanks to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) — ratified by...

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 21:57 by Alina Shrestha

As a mother of two young children and a development worker in a child-focused organisation, ensuring child well-being lies at the heart of my home and work. Often in my visits to different regions of Nepal I come across children who do not experience the fullness of life we envision for them. There are many reasons for this: poverty and lack of access to much-needed resources are just the beginning. 

Poverty might set limitations on child well-being, but parents...

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 10:42 by Christine Hunt

Thirty weeks’ pregnant with my first child and my midwife asks me the dreaded question, “Have you given any thought to your birth plan?”

Eek. Labour. Childbirth. Things just got very real.

“I’d like a natural birth,” I replied. “With as many drugs as possible…”

What I meant was: Panadeine – yes. Gas – yes. T.E.N.S – yes. Pethidine – yes. Epidural? Yes, please!

Sensing fear she did her best to reassure me, “There’s nothing to worry about. Your body...

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Monday, May 12, 2014 - 08:15 by Caleb Starrenburg

Children from New York City’s Henry Street Settlement gathered on their rooftop terrace playground Friday May 3rd and helped World Vision International advocate for children around the world to  enjoy the same rights, following in the footsteps of Henry Street Settlement's founder, Lillian Wald. Wald founded the Settlement in 1895 after witnessing the poverty and hardship endured by the immigrants on the Lower East Side.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:42 by Feral Vincent Quitlong

It’s never easy news to deliver.

But with one-year-old Jalrotchen, there was no way to avoid it. Her mom needed to know. The girl was too small, too thin. Even though she played wide-eyed, when I wrapped the measuring tape around her arm, I knew what was going to read.

Red – the danger zone for child malnutrition. The measuring tape has been designed to assess child malnutrition. 

Jalrotchen was 14 months and only 5.3kgs, in desperate need of more...

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 11:54 by Abraham Nhial

South Sudan’s independence on July 9, 2011 saw the beginning of the difficult, but important task of nation building. I and many South Sudanese were overwhelmed with joy at having a new country. This is what South Sudanese fought for against Khartoum for over 20 years.

But as a new country, South Sudan was inexperienced and needed the support of the international community to accomplish this important task. Accordingly, World Vision and other international...

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00 by World Vision Blogger

By Feral Vincent Quitlong, Health and Nutrition Facilitator, World Vision Haiyan Response. 

It’s never easy news to deliver.

But with one-year-old Jalrotchen, there was no way to avoid it. Her mom needed to know. The girl was too small, too thin. Even though she played wide-eyed, when I wrapped the measuring tape around her arm, I knew what was going to read.

Red – the danger zone for child malnutrition. The measuring tape has...

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