Friday, June 30, 2017 - 09:36 by Mark Nonkes
At 36, Martha Jamsi has lived three lives. There was the one before her sister was shot, the years of her marriage in South Sudan and now as a leader of the refugee community in Kakuma, in northern Kenya. She currently works with World Vision distributing food to 140,000 people in Kakuma refugee camp.
This is her story, in her words, as told to World Vision's Mark Nonkes
My life was very good when I was young. My father...
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 00:33 by Meimei Leung
Meimei Leung, World Vision East Asia’s Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs director recently returned from a visit to North Korea to monitor World Vision’s flood assistance there– worth nearly US$300,000 – following deadly floods that hit the country’s north in early September 2016.
Thursday 20 December 2016
The woman known locally as “Grandma Ri” had lived her entire life in Hoiryong District, located at the tip of North Korea in North Hamgyong...
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 17:33 by Johanna Kipkoech
When I was given this assignment I was afraid at first. After all, I had heard of many stories about Somalia and lets say they were not very pleasant and almost frightening. But here I was, heading to this very place.
After boarding the plane to Somaliland, I must admit that the intensity of my prayers doubled. All my senses were aware of where I was headed to and my instinctive told me it was not as good as home. After all, they say ‘home is best’ and...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 01:14 by John Schenk
The new benchmark in development thinking is resilience, which is as simple as the dictionary definition, i.e. the ability to spring back into shape, to recover from difficulties. It gets complex because no two contexts are exactly the same and the factors to be weighed in program planning are manifold.
But when someone told me there is a current discussion about whether we make communities resilient, or we strengthen the existing...
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 07:02 by Suzy Sainovski
If a natural disaster struck yesterday and hundreds of thousands of people died, houses crumbled, schools collapsed, children were separated from their parents and 14 million people were displaced, the world would stand up and take notice. The world would care. If the Syrian crisis were a natural disaster, the headline might read something like this: