Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 10:28 by James East
The warnings from the UN and humanitarian agencies are stark. South Sudan is on the brink of a humanitarian food crisis. If the conflict continues, if aid cannot get through to the hundreds of thousands displaced by fighting, if the rains cut off the roads and dirt air strips then 50,000 children aged under five could be dead by the end of the year.
The world's newest nation is on the verge of collapse.
Aid agencies are...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 10:00 by World Vision Blogger
By Feral Vincent Quitlong, Health and Nutrition Facilitator, World Vision Haiyan Response.
It’s never easy news to deliver.
But with one-year-old Jalrotchen, there was no way to avoid it. Her mom needed to know. The girl was too small, too thin. Even though she played wide-eyed, when I wrapped the measuring tape around her arm, I knew what was going to read.
Red – the danger zone for child malnutrition. The measuring tape has...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:00 by
I recently joined one of World Vision’s assessment teams as they went to evacuation centres following the devastation caused by flooding in the Solomon Islands. Walking up to the evacuation centre at Mbokonavera School in central Honiara, the smell of sewage was unmistakable. Around 500 people fled their homes to this evacuation centre following days of heavy rain in early April which caused flash flooding and landslides. Many peoples’ homes were awash with heavy, sticky mud...
Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 10:00 by Crislyn Felisilda
By: Feral Vincent Quitlong, Health and Nutrition Facilitator, World Vision Haiyan Response, Philippines, with Crislyn Felisilda, Communications
Luckily, I was one of the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
I used to work as a nurse in one of the private hospitals in Tacloban City and I was on duty when the super-typhoon hit our hospital. Haiyan brought winds that screamed and a wall of ocean water – a storm surge – came gushing inside our hospital. ...
Monday, February 17, 2014 - 09:30 by
“We are brothers,” Amir, 10, and his brother, Kameron, 9, tell us. At first glance, you would think they were twins. They are handsome young boys with perfect cheekbones, good manners and a spark about them. Only a year apart, their bond is tight; tighter than most, as they mourn a mother and father that disappeared one night from the markets, never to be seen again.
“When the clashes stared in Syria, some people came and took my parents, and I don’t know where...
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 18:03 by
Badeley Nimepo is the Design Monitoring and Evaluation (DME) officer for World Vision Solomon Islands Temotu Area Program Office. He was at the office when the earthquake and tsunami struck Temotu Province on 6 February 2013.
The memory is still fresh in my mind as I recall that fateful day the...
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 09:00 by Hasanthi Jayamaha
By Arniel Anasco, with Hasanthi Jayamaha
Monday, November 04: It is the first announcement. PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) announced of a newly-formed cyclone named Haiyan in the Pacific Ocean and it’s gradually intensifying. They say it might grow into a Typhoon.
We are advised to monitor and to be on alert. Everyone is listening to the news reports almost every hour to find out...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 10:00 by World Vision Blogger
A magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit Visayas, the central Philippines group of islands, Oct. 15, causing widespread destruction. Maryann (Mai) Zamora, a World Vision communications specialist in the Philippines, has frequently told the stories of disaster survivors. Here she reflects on her own experience of the quake and...
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 11:40 by
By Justin Byworth, World Vision United Kingdom CEO
“Death. That night I saw death,” were the first devastating words eight-year-old Tasnim said to me.
Sitting in the sparsely furnished tent that is now home to Tasnim, four of her siblings, her mother Rawda and uncle Kindeh since fleeing Syria less than a month ago, Tasnim fixes me with an intense stare and explains she wants me to hear her “one million per cent true” story of surviving the massacre at...