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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 00:24 by Tanya Mia Hisanan

Vele Emilio is currently World Vision’s Emergency Coordinator for Phase 2 (Recovery/Rehabilitation) of the Southern Highlands Earthquake Response Project. Prior to this assignment, he was the Emergency Logistics Officer for Phase 1 Disaster Relief and Response (Relief Items Distribution). Emilio joined World Vision in 2014 as an Administration Officer, and then later moved in to Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs working as a Disaster Risk Reduction Officer supporting...

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 02:32 by

Adaptive management is a term thrown around much these days.  In our world of international development, it means the intentional approach to making decisions and adjustments in response to new information and contextual changes.  This necessitates an accompanying humility and openness to change course when we come across questionable impact.  I have often wondered about this concept, knowing how rigid and sector-focused of us international...

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Monday, January 28, 2019 - 19:24 by Lingkon Donition Serao

Tahirpur is one of the flood affected and remotest regions of Bangladesh where piloting LMMS was very important

In my 19-year of journey   in World Vision Bangladesh, almost every year I have seen natural disasters like cyclone, flood, flash flood, river erosion, cold wave etc. batter the country, and organisations like World Vision along with the support of the government respond to the immediate needs of the affected population. I got the...

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Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 04:12 by Brian Kisoro

For millions of children this Universal Children’s Day brings little consolation. Brothers, sisters, daughters and sons are forced out of their homes and are constantly on the move because of conflict.

This blog cannot capture the untold suffering and uncertain future of the over five million children who are forced out from their homes and displaced due to conflict.

In an October ...

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 00:36 by

Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami, Sept. 28

Less than two months after a deadly earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, a massive quake hit the island nation’s Central Sulawesi province.  The magnitude-7.5 temblor struck at 5:02 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, generating a devastating tsunami. More than ...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 07:48 by Mark Nonkes

40-year-old Zenebech’s pensive look cannot be missed. Her eyes are filled with worry and fear wondering whether they will ever return to their home. Together with her seven children, they are sheltering in a church compound in Kochere, Ethiopia’s SNNP region. They fled when renewed fighting broke out in their hometown in June. 

Inter-communal violence in West Guji (in the Oromia region), Gedeo (in the SNNP region) and parts of the volatile Somali region has ...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 03:17 by Mark Nonkes

40-year-old Zenebech’s pensive look cannot be missed. Her eyes are filled with worry and fear wondering whether they will ever return to their home. Together with her seven children, they are sheltering in a church compound in Kochere, Ethiopia’s SNNP region. They fled when renewed fighting broke out in their hometown in June. 

Inter-communal violence in West Guji (in the Oromia region), Gedeo (in the SNNP region) and parts of the volatile Somali region has ...

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Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 23:25 by

Arthur Maling works as the mSupply (Medical Supplies) ICT Officer for World Vision Papua New Guinea and was in Hela Province together with colleague Megan Gaure (read Megan's account here) when the 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck last week. Both were on official duty travel, working with the Hela...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 07:28 by

Amidst hurricanes and earthquakes, a paralyzing hunger crisis continues to grip millions of families in eastern Africa. 

You could be forgiven if you’ve forgotten about it. In a media landscape dominated by entertainment personalities and natural disasters, the stubborn drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, along with the conflict in South Sudan rarely make global headlines. 

Yet, this catastrophe is very real. 

A generation of children is...

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 23:35 by Zipporah Kageha Karani

Just before my heart broke, I was cheerfully chatting with a hospital head nurse.  

And then I heard her.

Two-year-old Scholastica shrieking in a high-pitched tone. Her tiny voice doing the only thing it could, cry in pain.

Approaching her metal bed in the Lodwar County hospital, it became apparent something was desperately wrong. Her emaciated body was brittle, she wore the clothes of a newborn, despite being age two.

Her mom told me she could...

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