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Too cold to get out of bed February 23, 2016

World Vision recently distributed winter kits to 23 families, including Mayan’s, in this and nearby unfinished buildings, and 967 families living in Shekan camp for internally displaced people. The kits contain warm blankets, plastic sheets, rope, a heater, carpet and mattresses.

Syrian Refugees want to start their lives again February 18, 2016

Fahad Tabuck, his wife and his 5 children fled their home in Syria 2 years ago. They have no home. At the moment they are seeking refuge in Adasevci in Serbia.

Drawing Helps Syrian Children Cope with Trauma February 05, 2016

Betsy Baldwin, programme management officer for World Vision’s humanitarian and emergency affairs team, writes about a recent trip to Lebanon. Visiting Syrian refugee children who had fled their homes, Betsy witnessed firsthand the effects of the trauma these children had been through.

Year in Review January 19, 2016

Before we start a brand new year, it’s important that we look back at 2015, a very emotional one.

In 2016, World Vision and our supporters will continue to make a real difference in the world. So let’s reflect on the year passed and learn.

Refugees in Serbia face rain, dropping temperatures January 13, 2016

As temperatures in Serbia decrease, World Vision is distributing blankets, rain coats, warm socks, hats and shawls for children, and shoes.

“When I see them walking wearing flip-flops, without any warm clothing... my heart hurts, “ says Admir Cigic, World Vision's staff at a distribution point in Serbia.

World Vision reaches 100 thousand refugees in Serbia January 07, 2016

With the help of donors and partners, World Vision continues to provide much needed help to refugees traveling through Serbia. In the past three months, World Vision helped more than 100,000 refugees through the distribution of food, water, clothes, hygienic items, as well as conducting child protection activities through Child Friendly Space and outreach.

I almost lost my childhood in Somalia December 31, 2015

14-year-old Fartun, began her life as a refugee in January 2009, when she was just eight years old. Six years on, she tells us about the fighting in Somalia that forced her family to flee.

What Happens When Girls Flee Conflict Zones December 20, 2015

World Vision Communicator, Patricia Mouamar, reports on the dangers facing many refugee girls fleeing conflict zones, and reflects on her own experiences growing up in 1980s Lebanon.

The Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time December 18, 2015

Half Syria's pre-war population - more than 11 million people - have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside their own country, or make a new home in neighboring countries.

Making Up For Lost Time December 10, 2015

For many of the Syrian refugees who have found a safe haven in neighbouring countries, making up for time lost to the conflict is an ongoing issue.

My Tent, My Home December 07, 2015

Recently separated from his parents and seeking refuge in Lebanon, Ahmed works selling chewing gum by the roadside in order to earn enough money to feed himself and repair his tent that is now his home.

The Safety of Children Undermined by Violence in Central African Republic November 30, 2015

The recruitment of child soldiers and escalation of child sexual abuse cases is rampant across the Central African Republic (CAR) following a new wave of violence in the past fortnight.

The Shopkeepers of Za’atari November 23, 2015

Shopkeepers Hamid and Khalil are trying to use their skills that they used in Syria to make a living in their new host communities. Everyone is hoping some kind of normality will return.

The Lasting Effects of War October 03, 2015

Children who have escaped violence in Syria and Iraq speak of the brutality—losing parents, loved ones, and friends—and being displaced and out of school.

Edo’s Story October 02, 2015

Many Syrian children just like 10 year-old Edo are forced into roles as head of the family and breadwinner

On the Serbia-Hungary border: Syrian refugee family looking for a better life September 18, 2015

The family sat on a mat in the shade of trees in a paved area near the border. They had slept on the ground near the border the night before. Teasadi, the mother, says “sleep” and pantomimes sleeping with her hands folded under her tilted head, then patting the ground...

Syria refugee crisis: No one wants to be a refugee September 16, 2015

As thosands of Syrian refugees fill city parks in Belgrade, Serbia, a World Vision voluteer gives her perspective on the mass influx having been in a very similar situation fleeing war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

World Vision delivers baby kits to Syrian refugees along the border between Serbia and Hungary September 16, 2015

Men, women and children of all ages, carrying all of their possessions in small bags, look for place where they can rest in Kanjiža Camp, northern Serbia along the country’s border with Hungary. Many of these people have been travelling for months.

Welcoming Syrian refugees into Ireland is a good start September 14, 2015

It was the image of a child who finally forced the world to pay attention to a crisis that has been spiraling out of control for the past five years. And it is children who remain the main victims of the war in Syria. 

EU obligated to provide special care and protection to child refugees September 09, 2015

World Vision is urging the European Union’s interior and justice ministers to take immediate action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of refugee children at its emergency meeting in Brussels on September 14.

Lost Boy: 6-year-old Hamil is Far From Home August 31, 2015

Meet Hamil. He’s 6 years old and you’d never believe what he’s been through. When you look at him closely you can see it in his eyes – that glint that tells you he’s seen too much.

Education or bread August 31, 2015

Two 14 year old boys and a heartbreaking choice between eating or going to school, survival  or success.

Interview with Graham Davison, inspirational Irish Humanitarian August 18, 2015

On World Humanitarian Day we are shining the spotlight on an inspirational Irish humanitarian who has managed many humanitarian crisis responses across the world - World Vision Ireland Head of Programmes, Graham Davison

Why we need to put refugee children first July 19, 2015

So far in 2015, UNHCR estimates 25,000 people have sailed across the Andaman Sea, clinging to hope that they might be able to have a better life.

Our mother died because she ran too slowly June 25, 2015

Our team recently travelled to South Sudan, where they met a family of four siblings, orphaned and displaced by war. Read their story.

Roads; the life-line of a refugee camp April 20, 2015

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.

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.