World Vision International

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 11:21 by

The position of a National Director in any World Vision office is very challenging, but for David Verboom, the new National Director in World Vision Jerusalem – West Bank – Gaza office, “challenging” is a huge understatement.

A couple of months after David took over his role in Jerusalem, the situation on the ground heated up with increased violence that had even affected staff movement and access to offices and the communities. The overall budget cuts in World Vision...

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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

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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