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The children of Syria write a letter to the world. March 14, 2016

12 Syrian children have come together and written  a letter to the world sharing their reality and their hopes for their future.

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.

This is Not a Good Life February 15, 2016

World Vision’s Melany Markham talks openly about her experiences in South Sudan and how she longed to tell the stories of those caught up in the terrible conflict. 

International Day against use of child soldiers. February 12, 2016

At the age of 13, like many other young boys in his community, Francis joined a local armed group. By the time he reached his 14th birthday, he had killed five people - four children and an adult.

€20m pledged by Irish government for Syria must be disbursed immediately -World Vision Ireland February 05, 2016

World Vision Ireland Chief Executive, Helen Keogh, has welcomed Ireland’s commitment of an additional €20 million at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference in London, yesterday. 

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.

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.

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.

Deng Keeps His Dreams Alive November 16, 2015

In South Sudan, thousands of children have had to flee conflict and war. Read about how 15-year-old Deng found friendship and safety while also keeping his dreams alive despite immeasurable loss.

Khalida’s Story October 03, 2015

Khalida is just 8 and her days are filled with caring for her two younger siblings, as well as cleaning and cooking.

Cold Nights Ahead for Refugees in Serbia September 30, 2015

The rain in the Serbian capital of Belgrade makes life difficult for refugees living in parks but it’s nothing compared to the snows of winter.

We Will Smile Again - A Child’s Blog From Gaza September 29, 2015

Ten-year-old Rania lost her father when conflict exploded in the Gaza strip last summer now she’s getting back on her feet

A lifeline for Syrian families September 26, 2015

For most Syrian families seeking refuge in Lebanon, receiving food vouchers has been a lifeline.

Four years on, hope, patience and prayer are the greatest needs in South Sudan September 07, 2015

One week after South Sudan celebrated four years of independence, the mood in Juba is subdued. The tension that was present on the streets only days before has all but disappeared and it’s hard to believe that a war is raging throughout the country.

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 programming in South Sudan keeps children’s dreams alive July 31, 2015

Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in late 2013 an estimated 400,000 children have been unable to continue their education and subsequently forced to drop out. This is the story of one of these children.

We Have Hope July 22, 2015

Since the cessation of hostilities between the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda in 2006, it has been difficult for the kidnapped women, and the children we gave birth to in the bush, to return to a normal life. Angela Atim began Watye Ki Gen in June 2012 as a project to work with female returnees.

A failing grade on education for children affected by the Syria Crisis May 01, 2015

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.

A sweet song for Syria April 14, 2015

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.

The Children who Have Forgotten the Words April 10, 2015

World Vision's Dominica Leonard travelled to the Middle East to meet Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Here she tells the story of three young children who stole her heart in the midst of a refugee camp in Lebanon.

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children March 30, 2015

This month the conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected.  Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name 

Meeting Jalel March 28, 2015

The crisis in Syria has been raging for four long years, leaving many families like Jalel’s in situations they never thought possible. The fighting has forced almost two million children – two million – out of Syria and away from stable lives.  Meet Jalel, one of these children.

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”.

No gas, no money, and a harsh winter on the way December 01, 2014

More than 600,000 displaced Iraqis are in desperate need of winter assistance as temperatures continue to drop, and the mountainous region of Kurdish-controlled Iraq receives its first snows.