What is Happening in Syria?

What is Happening in Syria?

April 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyRefugees 2 Comments

This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

World Water Day: The Impact of Water around the World

March 22, 2017By Beth Ann SaraccoClean Water, Food and Nutrition No Comments

By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More

Closer Steps to a Better Future

Closer Steps to a Better Future

January 31, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Education 1 Comment

By Daniel Gin Sian Mung “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More

Reclaimed Cities

Reclaimed Cities

January 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondRefugees No Comments

Written by Stephanie Hammond, Policy Advisor for Conflicts and Disasters and Julie Stewart, Humanitarian Policy Intern As the battle to retake Mosul continues, urgent action is needed to allow children to resume their educations. Take action by sending an email to Congress now [action expired]. Information about the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of … Read More

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

Breaking from Convention: Hem’s Story

January 11, 2017By Guest AuthorChild Protection No Comments

Globally, 11 percent of girls are married before they are 15. This often means that they drop out of school, don’t work, and are at greater risk of complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. But World Vision is working to stop this through local advocacy programs that educate communities about the harm early marriage causes … Read More

A Prayer for Peace on Earth

A Prayer for Peace on Earth

December 24, 2016By Zoey WilsonBible Verses No Comments

This is part 12 of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us as we pray together leading up to Christmas.   Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom … Read More

Prayers for Clean Water

Prayers for Clean Water

December 23, 2016By Guest AuthorBible Verses 1 Comment

This is part 11 of our 12-part series, 12 Prayers of Christmas. Check back and join us at we pray together leading up to Christmas. By Julie Stewart “But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to … Read More