Stories from the Ground

Somalia Under the Brink of Another Humanitarian Catastrophe October 20, 2014

As the World Food Day was marked around the world on October 16, Somalia is once again under the brink of another humanitarian catastrophe, says aid agency, World Vision International.                                                   

World Vision Senegal assists the government to have control over the Ebola threat October 20, 2014

World Vision Senegal has donated 107,181 USD to the government of Senegal to use it for awareness and sensitisation campaigns in the most vulnerable areas  

What it Means to be Child Focused October 20, 2014

Children have important things to say, but little power. We have been asking them about their daily lives and the challenges and risks they face. 

More than 500 Schools in Dahuk Province Occupied by Displaced Persons October 20, 2014

Naima's first child’s birth was not in her hometown in the Sinjar district of Iraq’s Nineva Province as she had imagined.  It was several days away on foot, over desert and mountains. 

A World Vision’s Report Sounds Alarm for Children Caught in South Sudan Conflict October 19, 2014

The dire conditions of hungry and displaced children in South Sudan will get unimaginably worse unless urgent measures are taken to reverse a rapidly deteriorating situation

Aid Effort to Avert South Sudan Famine in Jeopardy October 17, 2014

International aid agencies have revealed that they face a shortage of £52 million (€42m) - just as the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

World Vision Report Challenges Traditional Thinking on Food Aid October 16, 2014

A new report, released today in celebration of World Food Day, challenges conventional thinking on food assistance and proposes innovative approaches that could feed the hundreds of millions of children who go to bed hungry each night.

The five worst spots for hunger October 16, 2014

A new report notes a downward trend in the percentage of people who are undernourished, worldwide; however, developing nations account for 98 percent of the chronically undernourished people.

Former Child Sponsor Becomes a Sponsor October 12, 2014

Dishani Paul grew up in rural Kenya, the youngest of eight children, and was brought up by her single mother. She became a sponsored child when she was in Grade 6 and it 'transformed her life,' she says.

AIM Health – Changing Women’s Lives October 09, 2014

Did you know that every 2 minutes a woman dies from pregnancy or child birth related complications? This amounts to over 280,000 women dying needlessly every year! 

The Story of Nozipho and how Sponsorship Changed her Life. October 09, 2014

Her name means gift. Even though she was born during a time of family turmoil, her mother decided to name her Nozipho – gift. Thanks to World Vision's Child Sponsorship Programme, she was able to complete her degree. Read Nozipho's story.

Ebola Response Progress Report September 09, 2014

The first Ebola case in Sierra Leone was reported in May. Three months after the declaration of the deadly outbreak, Sierra Leone and the West African sub region is still overwhelmed by the disease.

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