In the village of Lalitpur, only few houses remain standing. Mounds of bricks and dirt from collapsed buildings and houses are everywhere. One of those houses that turned into piles of rubbish was the house of Runa.
Kaanchi and her husband are very worried about their three boys. The family have been sleeping under a make shift tent for the past four days now. Their house has been reduced to rubble and they could not save or retrieve any of their belongings.
At only 10-years of age, Edo is a sole provider. He lost his childhood overnight when militants robbed him of his father, killing him in his hometown of Sinjar, in Iraq’s Ninewah province, in August, 2014.
For most women, the birth of a child is a happy event, but for many women in South Sudan, it is life-threatening. South Sudan has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world. 26 women from every thousand women die either in childbirth or shortly after.
When neighbours took up machetes and guns against each other in Central African Republic, life changed for many. World Vision is coordinating humanitarian efforts in the enclave of Yaloke in Northern CAR where they’re currently staying.
“We are still experiencing aftershocks,” says Liz Satow, World Vision Nepal’s national director, who was in an open area attending a futsol match when the earthquake hit. “People are staying outside buildings to be safe during the aftershocks. Our priority right now is to establish contact with our staff in Lamjung who are closest to the epicenter and with all staff based in Kathmandu".
To enable students to thrive in their education and be able to use restrooms whenever they needed, without having to worry of the hygienic conditions inside, World Vision helped 100 schools in Jordan, through its hygiene rehabilitation programme.
World Vision, with funding from UNOCHA and ADH, built roads and drainage trenches in some of the districts within the camp. Summers, winters, and rainy seasons were equally challenging at Za'atari Refugee Camp due to the harsh desert land.
Meet Laynour – she’s fun, feisty and five years old. She plays dolls with her sister, she fights over the doll with her sister, she loves being the centre of attention, and she has adorable pigtails and loves making people laugh.