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From country Tasmania to Ethiopia: Meeting our sponsor children

17 April 2014 | Posted by Colin Wood | (0) comments

Collin Wood from Fullife Pharmacy saw the power of child sponsorship first-hand when he visited Ethiopia with World Vision.

Solomon Islands floods: The water it is like a thief – it has stolen everything
8th Apr, 2014 | Posted by Suzanne Wargo | (0) comments
Solomon Islands floods: The water it is like a thief – it has stolen everything

“The flood, the water it is like a thief – it has stolen everything,” Rebecca Unga, 28, said as she described the moments after the Mataniko River broke its banks and swept everything in its path out to sea. “People died as they tried to save their possessions. The...

Remembering Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide, the world still has much to learn
7th Apr, 2014 | Posted by John Schenk | (0) comments
Remembering Rwanda: 20 years after the genocide, the world still has much to learn

April marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. World Vision photojournalist John Shenk was among the first to capture images of the atrocities, which were beamed around the world.

Three years on, let’s not turn our backs on Syria
14th Mar, 2014 | Posted by Meg Sattler | (0) comments
Three years on, let’s not turn our backs on Syria

"I started working on the Syrian conflict response last August. I flew from Melbourne and landed into a crisis that I didn’t think could get any worse." World Vision's Meg Sattler writes from Jordan.

The children of Syria speak out: Our Uncertain Future
13th Mar, 2014 | Posted by Conny Lenneberg | (2) comments
The children of Syria speak out: Our Uncertain Future

Many years from now, when we look back upon the Syrian conflict with collective sense of grief, it will be the children we will think of first. As the violence enters its fourth year, an entire generation of children is suffering the brutal consequences of atrocities and global inaction. In neighbouring countries,...

Mel Doyle: ‘This Syrian refugee family could have been my own’
12th Mar, 2014 | Posted by Melissa Doyle | (6) comments
Mel Doyle: ‘This Syrian refugee family could have been my own’

World Vision Ambassador Melissa Doyle says she'll never forget one girl she met in Lebanon. 15-year-old Hind fled from the violence in Syria and now lives in a tented settlement in Lebanon.

What I learned from the children of Myanmar
5th Mar, 2014 | Posted by Monique Dam | (1) comments
What I learned from the children of Myanmar

Monique Dam is one of four volunteer youth campaigners recently returned from Myanmar with World Vision to learn more about child protection issues. Whilst there she visited a centre to teach children vital life skills to protect them from exploitation. A big highlight from my time in Myanmar was...