Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 02:48 by Paula Gil Baizan
Cash programming is being used by operational agencies and donors to revolutionise the entire humanitarian sector. Cash has opened issues regarding accountability and choice, and made us rethink the levels of trust we have in those we serve and the levels of control we impose in return.
We continue to pivot the cash programming model, constantly looking for improvements, but we are still missing something. Even the cash evolution is not enough to truly put people at...
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:30 by Amanda Cupido
Written By: Deborah Wolfe
Photos by: Tiatemjen Jamir
“You’re still a child, Derrick. Your main priorities should be school, and fun – not work!”
I was talking to my 15-year-old son. His after-school job was creeping up in hours. I was worried about his sleep and his schoolwork. He hadn’t played soccer with his friends in two weeks.
Here in Canada, we know the importance of protecting children, so they have a chance to be children. But in...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 22:14 by Zipporah Kageha Karani
Main casualties of hunger crisis in Kenya are children
You cannot tell a child to vivify an action when that child is hungry and in dire need of just a simple meal or water. It is impossible. When you pay a visit to some of families affected by hunger in Kenya and look at the state of children and their need to have food, you are heartbroken and shaken. The state of affairs at how much hunger crisis is affecting mostly vulnerable children in...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 00:35 by Langi Pitia
When disaster strikes villagers in remote communities only have themselves to rely on in the early stages. Not only do communities need a disaster plan but they also need basic first aid skills to treat injuries that may occur.
For three days I took part in a first aid training for six communities in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, who are part of the Australian Government funded, Humanitarian Partnership Agreement project.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 04:09 by Marion Aluoch
I recently visited the town of Baidoa in Somalia that is now ground zero for the aid response to a starvation crisis that has left almost three million people...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:59 by Marian Roberts
Gift Notification (GN) received by sponsored children brings hope and happiness to their families, the neighborhood and the entire community in which they live. Families that benefit from gift notification always feel cared for and loved.
Gift Notification is when a sponsored child receives a gift in a form of letter, money, greeting card, or item directly from their sponsors. Each time a GN is received by a child in the form of...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 02:11 by Marian Roberts
''Even if World Vision leaves tomorrow, we can take care of ourselves because almost all the interventions carried out here are sustainable '' These were the words of an elated 50 year old, Ilia Ibrofrom Rafin Wada communityin Maradi region. And as a National Director, hearing this from the people we serve gave me some sense of fulfilment.
According to Ilia Ibro,the existence of WV’sinterventions such as...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 16:58 by Amanda Cupido
By: Kristy Allen-Shirley
For many, Mother’s Day is a time to be a modestly spoiled with cherished words of appreciation, a jumble of school-made crafts, crayon-decorated cards, a pretty bouquet or a family meal. A day of affection and togetherness. It’s a different sentiment however for many mothers in northern Uganda, a gnawing despair in the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 22:54 by Meron Belay
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”
- Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
More people face famine today than any time in modern history.
Our world is experiencing a hunger crisis so large that the United Nations is calling it “the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945”. Famine has been declared in areas of South Sudan, with Somalia...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 08:37 by
Do you remember the first time you went to school with your period? I do. At my school in country Victoria only one toilet in the far end of the bathroom had a bin to dispose of sanitary products. Worried that the other girls would notice I was visiting that particular toilet and guess I had my period, I tried to sneak inconspicuously as not to raise suspicion. Convinced that I was the only one who had started menstruating, I did my best to keep it a secret.