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World Vision to provide aid in storm-tossed Philippines

World Vision providing aid in storm-tossed Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines on December 6, barely a year after the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. World Vision distributed hygiene kits and water to meet the needs of 2,000 peoples in three evacuation camps in Tacloban the day following the storm’s initial landfall.

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Forced into sexual slavery by poverty
December 12, 2014

Forced into sexual slavery by poverty

For Mao, poverty turned an innocent sleepover at a friend’s house into enslavement in Cambodia’s sex trade.

A servant for formerly exploited children in Cambodia
July 23, 2014

A servant for formerly exploited children in Cambodia

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...

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking
September 6, 2013

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking

T*, now 17, was lured into a dark world of sex trafficking and exploitation through poverty, peer pressure, and a broken home. Her time at World Vision’s trauma...

Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation
May 7, 2013

Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation

There are more slaves in the world today than during any other time in human history. Ruse*, in Cambodia, is one of millions of young people trafficked each year.

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost
January 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...

When poverty traps girls in a life of desperation
October 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...