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Posts tagged ‘Syria’

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Three years on, let’s not turn our backs on Syria
14th Mar, 14 | Posted by Meg Sattler
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, 14 | Posted by Conny Lenneberg
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, 14 | Posted by Melissa Doyle
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.

“The trees are burned and the birds are starving” – Syria through the eyes of children
19th Feb, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
“The trees are burned and the birds are starving” – Syria through the eyes of children

“We are brothers,” they tell us. At first glance, you would think they were twins. 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 a father that disappeared...

Mais used to play in a tent for fun. Now she lives in one.
13th Feb, 14 | Posted by Rhonda Hirst
Mais used to play in a tent for fun. Now she lives in one.

Syrian refugee Mais used to associate tents with childhood adventures, now she lives in one in an informal settlement in Lebanon. "I never thought this would be my life."

From a Syrian refugee settlement: the simple touch
24th Jan, 14 | Posted by Tanya Penny
From a Syrian refugee settlement: the simple touch

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. Traumatised is one of them. It’s a word with a very specific meaning, used to diagnose a very specific condition. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head...