Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:37 by Amanda Cupido
Fact: Every year, one billion children experience violence
World Vision's campaign It Takes A World has brought global leaders together by hosting events at United Nations offices in New York City, Geneva and Brussels. The goal? To catalyse a global movement of people committed to keeping children safe from harm. ...
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, June 22, 2017 - 00:31 by Laura Gemmell
By Kevin Jenkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, World Vision International
A children’s crisis that almost no-one has heard of is unfolding in Uganda, which is now home to half a million boys and girls who have fled terror in South Sudan.
Every day, more than a thousand youngsters are among those crossing the border. About a hundred arrive alone and with tales of...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:58 by Paula Gil Baizan
It is a very exciting time to be a humanitarian. Last year awoke a sense of innovation and change that has permeated every area of our work. Working to transform the sector by working better with local actors, mainstreaming between development and humanitarian, exploring ways of working with the private sector, identifying innovative models of financing. Cash transfers and other market interventions are usually part of the conversation.
The call for more cash comes...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:17 by Julian Srodecki
During the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 the Grand Bargain (GB) was signed with great fanfare. A promise was made to make humanitarian aid money go further by being more efficient and effective. The GB promises many practical benefits to implementing organisations of all types, such as improved needs assessment, simplified reporting, more multiyear funding and reduced earmarking. But one year on many people are asking if this is working and what progress...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 01:47 by Susan Umazi Otieno
Sammy Sigei is passionate about baking and has been at it for the last 15years. He started off as an apprentice and was eventually employed at a bakery approximately 76 kilometres away from his hometown, Lelaitich, Bomet County.
By the time his employment at the bakery came to an end, Sigei had already purchased some basic bakery tools and equipment with the goal of...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:37 by Bryna Jones
By Dr. Kathryn Kraft, senior research advisor, Faith and Development, World Vision International
I stood at the back of a village classroom and watched as a few dozen women and men introduced themselves. All were either leaders of their faith community, or were married to a faith leader. The head of the local Council of Imams was there. The head of the Catholic women's guild introduced herself. An Orthodox priest was followed by the wife of a Seventh...
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 07:02 by Nina Nepesova
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...