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A girl’s dream of education becomes reality
Feb 11, 2013

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality

As a domestic servant working for $6 a month as a young child, Shoma dreamed of going to school. Now, she dreams of being a teacher.

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs
Feb 12, 2013

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs

Two years after the start of Syria’s civil war, Lebanon struggles to accommodate Syrian refugees who have settled throughout the country.

Jan 16, 2013

On the front lines of disaster relief in Haiti and far beyond

Three years after the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake, World Vision continues working alongside communities there to provide long-term recovery support. But we’re also responding to other global humanitarian emergencies — natural and man-made — delivering critical assistance to children and families whose lives are at risk.

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost
Jan 15, 2013

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost

A new child labor prevention program in Cambodia will target children engaged in commercial sex work, brick-making, agriculture, fishing, begging, souvenir selling, and domestic labor.

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals
Dec 6, 2012

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals

World Vision is providing supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is working to meet the needs of displaced and vulnerable children and families.

When poverty traps girls in a life of desperation
Oct 16, 2012

When poverty traps girls in a life of desperation

October 11 was the International Day of the Girl. Experience shows that families and communities do best when girls and women are empowered through education to reach their God-given potential. Poverty, exploitation, and gender discrimination are the biggest obstacles to this goal, as illustrated by the story of Heang and her five daughters in Cambodia.

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon
Oct 22, 2012

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon

World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces offer a safe haven for children impacted by war.

Bangladeshi teen avoids early marriage, stays in school
Sep 19, 2012

Bangladeshi teen avoids early marriage, stays in school

The United Nations has declared October 11 as International Day of the Girl. This inspiring story of 15-year-old Suborna in Bangladesh — who was able to avoid underage marriage and stay in school — highlights World Vision’s global efforts to empower girls and women worldwide.

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