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Surviving Nock-ten

27 December 2016 | Posted by Eleanor Asuan | (0) comments

Typhoon Nock-ten (known locally as Nina) rapidly intensified as it made its way toward the Philippines over this Christmas weekend. It finally made landfall over Catanduanes, Central Philippines in the evening of 25th December 2016. As well as Catanduanes province in the Bicol region, the capital city, Manila was expected to be impacted with destructive…

Aid worker’s diary: A mother’s prayer for Christmas Day
25th Dec, 2016 | Posted by Junna Daniel | (0) comments
Aid worker’s diary: A mother’s prayer for Christmas Day

Written by Junna Daniel, World Vision’s Albay Province Programme Officer, Philippines It was the same day last year when my colleagues and I were trying to finish the relief distribution in Sorsogon and Albay then head home for Christmas Eve. After typhoon Nona (international name Melor) battered the Bicol...

My passion: helping children access clean water
15th Dec, 2016 | Posted by Demy | (0) comments
My passion: helping children access clean water

Demy is a 12 year old singer/songwriter from Melbourne and a passionate World Vision supporter. Purchasing copies of Demy’s song “Helping Hand” could help World Vision’s work in countries lacking clean water infrastructure.

Sponsorship opening up new opportunities for children with disabilities
7th Dec, 2016 | Posted by Vanessa Forrest | (0) comments
Sponsorship opening up new opportunities for children with disabilities

Disability inclusion in schools is a normal part of life in Australia. But in disadvantaged communities where World Vision works, it's being made possible through programs like Child Sponsorship.

Celebrating volunteers from all walks of life
5th Dec, 2016 | Posted by World Vision | (0) comments
Celebrating volunteers from all walks of life

This World Volunteer Day, we're taking a moment to celebrate the incredible volunteers in Australia and around the world who help to make World Vision's work possible.

Imagine better: disability inclusion and the path to a fairer future
2nd Dec, 2016 | Posted by Shelby Stapleton | (0) comments
Imagine better: disability inclusion and the path to a fairer future

"Today, on International day of Persons with Disabilities, what would I say if you asked me what sort of future I want? Well, I want a future where the one billion people with disabilities are celebrated, not hidden."

Ending the HIV epidemic: Leaving no young woman behind
29th Nov, 2016 | Posted by Gloria Ekpo | (2) comments
Ending the HIV epidemic: Leaving no young woman behind

As a former physician practicing in a busy maternity ward in a hospital in Africa, Gloria Ekpo has seen the devastation of HIV and AIDS up close. But she’s also seen progress. Read how we’re working to leave no young woman behind and to empower them toward an AIDS-free...