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An estimated 3,000 child soldiers are expected to be released by a rebel group in South Sudan in the coming month. These children must undergo a complex rehabilitation process in order to recover from the horrors they have experienced.
Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.
World Vision has joined forces with Seattle-area non-profit One Day's Wages to bring basic services and protection against freezing weather to Syrian families forced from their homes by brutal war.
January 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the most devastating disaster ever to hit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. World Vision’s Jean-Wickens Merlone visited with Adeline Eliazard and her three children — Nadine Andrice, 17, Ernst Andrice, 15, and Jerry Andrice, 13 — in the curtained entry of their 432-square-foot concrete house on a mountainside overlooking Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. He reports on their lives, still in transition five years after the quake.
World Vision has new fears for children and families already vulnerable as a snowstorm sweeping through the region claims lives.
Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Layeun is one of dozens of villages in Aceh, Indonesia, that World Vision helped to rebuild.
Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision/Hasanthi Jayamaha