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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:50 by Patrick Gwayi

By Simon Nyabwengi, Country Director, World Vision Somalia

It is a picturesque village, this Bantal village in Southern Somalia. Set on the banks of the Jubba River, with verdant green banks, the waters of the Jubba flowing quietly by. To get to the village, one has to use the state of the art ferry, made of sticks, old fuel drums and captained by a seasoned Somali captain, guiding the ferry across a steel cable, tied bank to bank.

We sat on the ferry floor, and...

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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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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:10 by Coumba Betty Diallo

" My name is Houda, I am18 years old. I am a freshman at Kankossa high school. and I have been involved in a kid's club for 3 years. We have recreational activities like theatre and singing.

Thanks to World Vision Mauritania's support, we have been trained on children rights and protection.. As a result, we have conducted awareness-raising...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 04:20 by Coumba Betty Diallo

“My name is Mouna, I'm 14 years old.  I've been sponsored in World Vision program since young. Every year, my Swiss sponsor sends me donation I use to buy school clothes and supplies for my brothers and me. My mother has also been able to create a small business that is in the form of income-generating activity. Thanks to my sponsor's donations, we are all enrolled in private schools and we have very good grades."


“I’m Maimouna's mom. My daughter has...

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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 00:49 by

By Simon Nyabwengi, Country Director, World Vision Somalia

She wants to be a doctor. She does not know why. But she knows it is a good thing to be one. Maybe because when she fell sick, her mother crossed the Jubba River in Southern Somalia with her to seek medication. Here she met a doctor who treated her with kindness and gave her medicine that healed her stomach ache and fever.

I met Isnina in her village across the Jubba...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 06:25 by

By Johan Eldebo, Southern Africa Regional Security Director, World Vision International

One may ask what participating at a UN conference in Geneva has in common with conducting rapid context analysis in a remote province in the DRC.

In most ways, it is not a lot.

Yet I think there is one element that they share, from the perspective of a visiting participant...

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 05:32 by Aline Rahbany

Beirut, the biggest and capital city of Lebanon, has been affected, like other parts of the country, with a high number of refugees fleeing the war in Syria. The majority of Syrian refugees in Lebanon live, out-of-camps, in neighborhoods they can afford: mostly impoverished and marginalized ones. World Vision has a history of working in Beirut. Its presence in the city before this latest crisis and the partnerships the organization built with city residents...

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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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Monday, December 10, 2018 - 04:03 by

By Kate Kobaidze

Sponsorship Transformation, Gender and Safeguarding Leader at World Vision Middle East and Europe Region

Today is the last day of the Global 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. As a regional gender mainstreaming focal point for Middle East and Europe Region, I would like to reflect on the importance of empowering women and girls through our work. I am Georgian and I am based in Tbilisi...

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