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World Vision’s Jesse Eaves answers questions about the use of child soldiers around the world, including where progress has been made in eliminating this practice, where more work needs to be done, and what the United States can do to be a global leader in stopping it.
World Vision is increasing efforts in the United States and abroad to assist children caught in the growing humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border. The U.S. Government estimates at least 60,000 unaccompanied children will be flooding into the U.S. this year alone — a number that is expected to double in 2015.
In northern Uganda, abductions and war were once the biggest threat to children. Now, for 5-year-old Juliet and her family, the number-one concern is dirty water and poor sanitation. Every day, these humanitarian crises deprive 1,600 children of life before they reach their fifth birthday.
World Vision is deeply distressed by the ongoing violence, soaring death toll and destruction to civilian infrastructure resulting from the ongoing hostilities between Hamas and Israel.
World Vision calling for renewed committment to bi-lateral tools that bring government, non-profits, communities together to tackle problem.
Karona Kang, 44, started with World Vision as a volunteer. Today, she works with World Vision’s trauma recovery project as a caretaker for girls in Cambodia who have survived horrors like sex slavery, forced labor, physical and emotional abuse, and neglect. She is among 32 staff members who work to help them find healing and wholeness. Here, she tells her story.
Sixteen-year-old Kenny* endured an arduous and dangerous trek from his home in Guatemala to the U.S. border, but was returned to Guatemala by the government of Mexico. World Vision communications manager Cecilio Martinez spoke with Kenny about his journey.
Any change to Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act could put vulnerable children at risk