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FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis March 27, 2015

Nearly 2 million Syrian children are refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports. An upsurge in fighting has complicated aid efforts as the conflict enters its fifth year.

For Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water and being able to go to school. March 22, 2015

It doesn’t take a lot to make children smile. For most, they smile when they are entertained. But for Mariam (age 5) being happy means having clean water to drink.

Why Investing in Girls and Women is Essential to Fighting Poverty March 18, 2015

Around the world, women don’t have equal opportunities to men, are discriminated against and denied their basic rights. But we know that investing in girls leads to a brighter future for everyone.

Reforestation March 17, 2015

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, World Vision is going green. No, we’re not dying our hair, painting our faces, or even lighting up our office in green fairy lights. Although we’ll admit this sounds like a lot of fun, instead, we are working with some of the world’s poorest communities to help them turn dried up, barren land, into lush, green vistas. 

One of the best ways out of poverty in Africa is reclaiming once barren land and turning it into a thriving source of income. So naturally, one of the most important things we do involves the education, planning and implementation of reforestation projects. 

Why investing in girls and women is essential to fighting poverty March 16, 2015

When you sponsor a child, we say that the difference you’ll make means more than you think. For Elsa, that difference was an education.

Living in conflict: I know what it feels like March 16, 2015

Cecil Laguardia: "Over time, the players in the conflict have changed but the struggle continues. I have lived in a conflict zone for all 50 years of my life..."

Brave Syrian Mothers March 15, 2015

I am extremely lucky to work for World Vision Ireland and as part of this job I get to travel around the world and meet other mothers...
By Niamh Cooper - World Vision Ireland

Keeping Girls in School, Stopping Child Marriages March 14, 2015

Only 10, Sanjida from Bangladesh is already credited with stopping one child marriage and educating dozens of other families in her community about the dangers of child marriage.

A Syrian Mother in Jordan March 14, 2015

Since fleeing Syria over two years ago, Um Abdel-Aziz has been living in Irbid, Jordan with with her, two girls: Hiam and Rawan, and three boys: Abdel-Aziz, Ahmad and Aboudeh.

Saying no to early marriage and yes to education March 12, 2015

All through 2015, World Vision Ireland is focusing on education for girls. Why? Because it’s one of the best ways to break the cycle of poverty

Former sponsored child passes the torch of learning March 10, 2015

A former sponsored child ignites a love for education among her young students. A former sponsored child who now teaches in northeast Cambodia, Phally wants her students to participate — for their hands to spring up in excitement when she asks a question.

An art therapist comes home to work with women and children March 08, 2015

Through World Vision, Jwan went back to her war-torn native country Iraq to help women and children in their healing process though art. “My personal goal for this program is to bring a smile back to the displaced children’s faces”.

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