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Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Working together for refugees: not exactly what you think it is
By Colin Dyer Cover Photo: There are 80,000 people living in Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Many of them have been there since the start of the Syrian war, eight years ago. Theodore Sam/World Vision 
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Death of the Guatemalan girl Jackeline Caal - World Vision Statement
The life of a child is the most precious treasure of every nation.  World Vision deeply regrets and expresses its sympathy to the family of Jakeline Caal, a 7-year-old child from Guatemala, who died in New Mexico. As a humanitarian and Christian organization, World Vision requests the authorities to investigate the circumstances in which this death occurred, and advocates for the joint search for solutions to prevent more children from facing the dangerous conditions and risks of migration from countries that suffer violence and poverty.
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December 18th 2018
Violence Against Children: We still have work to do, but every small step counts
By Suelv, aged 14, Young Leader from Albania Hello, my name is Suelv, I am 14 years old from Albania. I live in the coastal city called Vlora. I want to talk about ending violence against children especially physical, psychological and verbal violence. I would like to emphasize the importance of child participation in making a change in children's lives and especially in empowering girls. Ending violence against children
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June 26th 2018
Philippines more resilient 3 years after Typhoon Haiyan
Tacloban City, Philippines -- World Vision joins the people of Leyte and the rest of the country in commemorating the third year after typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. After 1,095 days, rehabilitation work in Haiyan-affected areas remains community-centered recognizing the people’s local capacities and the strong partnerships among NGO’s, community partners, government and donors.
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November 7th 2016
Tania is painting the image of what a “City of Dreams” would look like
By Julia Carrión, World Vision EcuadorOn a large canvas, Tania Hidalgo is painting the image of what a “City of Dreams” would look like. Together with other youth representatives who are now her friends and who come from all the distinct countries in Latin America, she expresses her proposals to the Habitat III Conference in Ecuador.Tania lives in Baja California right on the US border. While she continues painting, she states some of his ideas...
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October 19th 2016
New-found confidence
Born with malformation in her legs and arms and bypassed by other villagers, Tham was recluse in her community. She chose to live a quiet life with her adopted child Thuong, who is now eight-years-old. Without capital, land and literacy, her full-time job was peeling lotus seeds, which only earned her roughly 6,000 dong ( about 3 cents) a day. Today, the single mother is expecting her cow and pig to bear some offspring. “It all started with the cow,” says Tham.
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September 28th 2016
Rose Mary Hou received the cooking competition's winning prize from a representative of Origin Gas
The healthiest meal in South Malaita
Meet Rose Mary Hou, the winner of World Vision’s cooking competition at the 2016 South Malaita Yam Festival. Rose walked away with a single-burner stove after she bested 12 other competitors. The challenge was to cook a balanced meal, using locally found ingredients, without the use of any processed items. World Vision’s Maternal Child Health and Nutrition project organized the competition to raise awareness around healthy meals for children and families.      
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August 10th 2016
Reaching the ‘hardest-to-reach’ children
Six months after her parents were murdered by sadistic rebels, 16-year-old Gloria tells the story as unemotionally as she can – but still ends in tears. She had been sent to fetch water while her family worked on their palm oil plantation in verdant, tropical Erengeti, in the “Grand Nord” of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On her way back, she saw “men raiding”. Creeping up, she had a clear view of the confrontation between a crowd of armed men and her mother and father.
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August 3rd 2016