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...
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 07:15 by
In the past one and a half years, as a communicator and storyteller for World Vision, I have been deployed to emergencies, including floods, cyclones, and landslides. I have met many affected by natural hazards. But this was my first experience in a protracted crisis, something new and different. When I was intimated about my deployment to the Myanmar-Bangladesh refugee crisis, my mind burst with multiple thoughts. My family was concerned, but respected my decision to go. My...
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 04:47 by Meron Belay
By Kebede Gizachew
I can't help but think about my own children as I enter the treatment centre.
The last time my seven-year-old son Eyasu was ill with diarrhea we rushed him to the hospital, clung to his side and searched for a medic to take action. He needed help. We needed him to be free of pain. We needed him to survive.
As the doctors and nurses took over, I carefully watched my son's movements. As he started to recover, I...
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...
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:32 by Amanda Cupido
By Amanda Cupido
It’s the classic “chicken or the egg” dilemma. What comes first: a job, so you can get experience? Or experience, so you can get a job? The average millennial knows this quandary all too well.
According to No Lost Generation research, it’s also a concern for...
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 00:16 by Regina Veronica
I love working with children especially for the most vulnerable. But, I have never worked with most vulnerable children as natural disaster victims. But, I did.
Last month, in the early of July 2017, as a NDMT (National Disaster Management Team) member, I was deployed to Tolitoli, a district in Central Sulawesi, in order to response of flash flood in some urban and rural areas. It was a little district city that was called ‘Clove...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 09:00 by Deepesh Thakur
As a development and human rights practitioner, I have realised that the translation of global goals and human rights treaties are only possible when there is meaningful engagement of vulnerable communities in dialogue around service failures on their rights entitlement versus government commitments. This should include service user feedback with an aim of bringing solution inclusive public service delivery.
As we enter into the dialogue on promoting inclusive and...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 06:48 by Amanda Cupido
By Irene Koernia Arifajar, World Vision Indonesia
Equipping local leaders
“We protect our children and educate our people about child protection. The last man we found abusing our children has been sent to jail for 15 years,” said Yarib Babis, the leader of the child protection committee of Kelle community in Indonesia.
Kelle is just one example of villages in Indonesia that have become increasingly aware of child protection thanks...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 04:04 by
By Anna Zuegner, World Vision International’s Program Officer, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
After spending hours in Hassansham – one of the camps set up for people fleeing the violence in Mosul – all I want to do is drink cool water. Thirst consumes my every thought.
My skin turned red within minutes of my arrival in the camp, despite...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 03:26 by Andrea Szekely
Blog and photos by Sacha Myers, Communications Specialist, World Vision International, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Suham tries desperately to stem the tears flowing down her son’s small cheeks. She makes quiet, reassuring sounds. But Mahmood continues to sob.
I try to tell myself it’s normal behaviour for a five-year-old.
But Mahmood’s sobs go far deeper than just...