Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 01:20 by
“I’m 20 years old, I don’t want to fight. I don’t want to walk towards death with my own two feet.”
Ibrahim is one of more than a million Syrians holed up in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. He is a refugee from a war that has engulfed his homeland since he was 13 years old.
Like so many Syrians, he’s enduring a life in limbo, consigned to a tent settlement about 30 minutes from the Syrian border. But as the conflict rages on, home might as well be a world away.
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:17 by Tanya Mia Hisanan
Nancy is mother to 17-year old Sydney, a student currently receiving TB treatment from one of five World Vision treatment sites in Daru, Western Province, supported by the Australian Government. Nancy recounts her son's journey to healing and recovery and shares a poignant reminder of how love and support can help cure TB.
For days, my 17-year old son, Sydney, struggled with night fevers. I watched with dread as he grew thinner and paler every day. His...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:05 by Amanda Cupido
Growing up with muddy grounds, caravan homes and a perimeter of barbed wire can make you feel trapped.
That's the view for the 80,000 people living in Za'atari Refugee Camp. Many of them have been there since the start of the...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:57 by Amanda Cupido
When it rains in Za'atari Refugee Camp, it's chaos.
"Everything gets dirty," explains Obada, 15, who has lived in the camp for the last five years. In an area made of dirt roads that spans more than 5 square km and holds 80,000 people, a bit of rain can definitely cause disruption. Even if you're lucky enough to have proper shoes, you can barely walk as your feet completely sink into the muddy ground.
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:42 by Amanda Cupido
Nisreen,16, had to flee from Syria six years ago, leaving behind family members like her aunt, uncle and grandfather.
Now she lives in Za'atari Refugee Camp with her immediate family, but thinks about the family members she left behind all the time. She only speaks to them every four or five months.
"My family gives me strength," she says, thankful that at least she has her mother, father and nine siblings with her at the camp.
When I asked her...
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:22 by Amanda Cupido
Marah is a powerhouse within Za’atari Refugee Camp.
The 18-year-old is married with a child but, unlike most Syrian women in her position, she is learning new languages, taking photography classes and is a huge advocate for educating girls.
But she wasn’t always like this.
When she was living in Syria, she had to drop out of school because it was too dangerous. Her family then moved to Jordan in 2013.
“When we came here, life was difficult...
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...
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 16:02 by
Written by: Fr. Nithiya OFM.Cap
The violence that the children in Syria are undergoing is shaking hope for the future. It’s horrible to hear Syria’s children express the realities of war in their own words. “There is no food and we can’t go outside… the planes are bombing,” says a terrified child. “One of my friends died in front of me – and I saw the blood,” cries...
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 00:04 by Allan Wekesa
From a-far one can tell that she is very young not even twenty five yet. “I have never been to school…I was married off at a young age, I don’t know my age,” says Nyota. Child marriage is a common thing in Kilifi County. When you visit the homesteads, it doesn’t take that long before you notice the age difference between a husband and a wife. I recently visited about seven homesteads, and in five of the homesteads the...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 21:47 by
Amar Ismail is 16 years old and is best known for challenging “everything going wrong” in her community. She is the head of Children’s Committee in Akkar province, in northern Lebanon, as well as being a playwright and an aspiring lawyer who wants to defend children with no identification, who are often persecuted
In the little town of Tal Bire, Amar lives with her parents and seven siblings and goes to “El Hisa” High School, one of...