World Vision
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. World Vision provides emergency relief and long-term community development programs in nearly 100 countries throughout Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The organization also educates the public on poverty- and justice-related issues and advocates on behalf of the poor and children in crisis.

Entries by World Vision

Think of Children Who Aren't Going Back to School This Year

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 5:56 PM

By Teriano Lesancha

Recently, I heard a news report that Canadians will spend an average of $669 per child on "back-to-school" purchases this fall. I did a Google search of "Back to School" which brought up everything from fashion tips to the perfect lunch box contents. But in my...

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South Sudan: The Risk of Becoming a Child Soldier

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 2:00 PM

By James East

Conflict damages children in so many ways but one of the most injurious is when the very conditions created by war then lead to their recruitment into armed groups and the perpetuation of harm.

In South Sudan today, it is estimated by the U.N....

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Child and Maternal Health: Canada Must Reach Further

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 6:37 PM

*By Sara Schulz, World Vision Canada

I'm hoping not to give birth in Toronto, where I've travelled this week on important business. Two years ago, our son arrived several weeks ahead of schedule, so there's a chance that the little girl I'm carrying could also come early.


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I Could Never Have Imagined 32-Year-Old Me Adopting Two Adolescent Girls

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 1:43 PM

Today is International Day of Families -- and I'm about to have one. At the age of 32, I'm preparing to adopt two adolescent girls through the Children's Aid Society. This isn't something I would have pictured for myself as a child. But as the adult I've grown to become,...

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Six Months After Typhoon Haiyan: Struggling to Move on Without a Mother

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 12:51 PM

By Florence Joy Maluyo, World Vision


It is easy to say that a damaged structure or a destroyed livelihood is already in the recovery phase. But how can we define moving on or recovery for a child who lost her mother...

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Making Children Count

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 12:50 PM


When my first child was born four years ago, no sooner had he entered the world, than the hospital staff handed me a form to fill out. Despite my happy, delirious, sleep-deprived state of mind, I was able to fill out the simple...

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Malaria im Afrika-Eigentest: Schutz mit Lücken

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 3:09 PM


Malaria ist ein Menschenfresser. Ein Parasit, der innere Organe und rote Blutkörperchen befällt. Wer erkrankt und keine Behandlung bekommt, dem droht ein qualvoller Tod. Auch wenn die Todeszahlen in den vergangenen 14 Jahren fast halbiert wurden: Nach Schätzungen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation stirbt in Afrika immer noch alle...

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Selbst gemachte Bücher sind "Bestseller" bei Kindern und Gemeinden in Afrika

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 3:26 PM

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Zum Welttag des Buches am 23. April dürfen Sie uns gerne Ihr Lieblingsbuch verraten und erfahren von uns etwas über den Lesehunger vieler Menschen, die sich keine Bücher kaufen können. Unser Ausweg folgt auch hier dem Motto "Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe" und dabei entstehen wunderbare Bilderbücher...

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Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 1:50 PM

By Chris Palusky


"Priests, pastors, old people; it doesn't matter. We kill them all." These words from a boy soldier in South Sudan echo in my mind, as he threatened to kill a pastor and a busload of over 50 elderly...

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You Might Be Raising the Next Big Thing!

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 6:17 PM

In 1971, Calgary teenager Ruth Roberts and friends staged a 'starve-in' in a church basement. Their goal: to raise funds for children suffering in a continent-wide African famine. That one event has since exploded into World Vision's 30 Hour Famine, a global youth movement raising millions for children in need....

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"Können wir jetzt gehen?" - Ungelernte Lektionen 20 Jahre nach dem Völkermord in Ruanda

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 10:57 AM


von John Schenk

Wir rochen die Körper, bevor wir sie sahen. Wir näherten uns auf einer Erdpiste, die schlammig war von zwei Wochen Regen. Bäume und hohe Büsche verdunkelten alles bis auf die Spitze des Daches, aber wir sahen ein Kreuz und wussten, dass die...

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Saving the World's "Invisible" Mothers and Babies

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 6:31 PM

The Afghani teenager laboured for three days, and still the baby wouldn't come. It was Nasrat's first time giving birth -- and she was terrified. As with many women and girls in remote, destitute places, Nasrat had no idea whether her baby would live. Or whether she herself would survive....

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Can We Go Now?: 20 Years After the Rwanda Genocide, Lessons Still Unlearned

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 5:26 PM

By John Schenk, World Vision


We smelled the bodies before we saw them.

We approached on a dirt track muddy from two weeks of the rainy season. Trees and high shrubs obscured all but the tip of a roof, but a...

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How To Get Started When You're Young and Want to Make a Difference

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 5:09 PM

Canadian youth are notoriously good at starting movements and changing the world.

Just look at Pink Shirt Day (a.k.a. Anti-Bullying Day), started by David Shepherd and Travis Price of Nova Scotia. Another great example is the 30 Hour Famine, which was started by Ruth Roberts of Calgary more than...

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Syria Crisis: 'I Feel Like Nobody Cares'

(2) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 10:38 AM


By Meg Sattler, Regional Communications Manager, World Vision Syria Crisis Response

"And the course of the Syrian conflict is currently demonstrating the utility of mass atrocities and the relative indifference of the rest of the world." -- Michael Gerson, Washington...

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Staying Alive: Celebrating Canadian Youth Movements

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2014 | 2:20 PM

Everywhere you look, a group of some kind is trying to start a movement. A quick Google search will generate a veritable grocery list of call-to-action events. Some have staying power, while others quickly fizzle. There's a big difference between a fad -- a cool new idea that grabs a...

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Trauma mit Plastikpistole: Begegnung mit Ahmed aus Syrien

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:12 PM

Es gibt Worte, die wir lieber vermeiden, wenn wir über humanitäre Hilfe schreiben. „Traumatisiert" ist so ein Wort. Zu viel schwingt mit in diesem Fachbegriff, der in sehr speziellen Zusammenhängen und mit sehr spezifischer Bedeutung eingesetzt wird. Doch als ich diesem Jungen begegnete, fiel mir kein anderes Wort ein.

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The Simple Touch: Children of Syria Continue to Pay the Price for Conflict

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 8:33 AM

By Tanya Penny, World Vision emergency communications

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed...

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Fighting to Exist in the Dominican Republic

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 9:58 PM

By James Pedrick, Youth Advocacy Manager at World Vision

The late Nelson Mandela once said, "[T]o be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

No one will deny that Nelson Mandela was one...

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The Hardest Days: Winter Brings Fear for Syrian Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 2:40 PM

by Lauren Fisher, emergency communications, World Vision

9-year-old Ayat looks at the blankets in her home — a tent in Za'atari Camp.
Myada and her family are counting blankets.

"During the day it is fine. We have a...

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