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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.

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Celebrating the Water We Often Take for Granted

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 9:39 AM

By Genevieve Handler Barber, World Vision Canada

This Sunday is World Water Day. We're pretty lucky in Canada -- we don't really have to think about fresh water. When we need it, we turn on the tap and it's there. In summer we can jump into it and run...

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Strong Women, Strong World

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2015 | 8:17 AM

"Don't wait. Just find something you can do, and move forward."

These words could easily have been spoken by any of the women sitting with me in the Toronto banquet hall last fall. We had just been named Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, an honour...

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Education Is More Than a Numbers Game for Children

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:44 AM

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By Linda Hiebert

He's only 14, but Samer* is already making difficult choices and sacrifices just to get a basic education. Living in a tent in Lebanon after fleeing the fighting in Syria with his mother and brother two years ago, Samer leapt...

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Picture Winter in a Syrian Refugee Camp

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 5:07 PM

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Five-year-old Khalil gave his boots to his younger sister because he's 'the man of the house' and can bear the cold more easily. Photos by Ralph Baydoun

"It really gets cold in winter," a colleague had warned me, as I prepared to leave...

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Why It's Great to Tell Your Teens to "Go Jump in a Lake"

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 12:11 PM

By Jermaine Hylton

Three decades ago, an Oakville mother whose sons were laying around during the Christmas holidays, suggested in exasperation that they "Go jump in the lake!"

You know what? They did it. Oakville brothers Todd and Trent Courage took their mother Gaye's words literally, and plunged into the...

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Children in South Sudan Face Another Christmas Far From Home

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 1:39 PM

A few months ago, on a hot October day, I sat with four teenage girls on a United Nations base near Juba, in the world's newest country, South Sudan. One of the girls, Elizabeth, 15, shared her daily life and struggles, her dreams for the future, what she believes children...

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Heimat oder Hochrisikozone?

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Im November 2013 tötete Taifun Haiyan auf den Philippinen mehr als 6000 Menschen. Ein Jahr danach haben sich in Tacloban zehntausende Menschen auf dem Küstenstreifen wiederangesiedelt, den die Sturmflut weggespült hatte. Die Regierung verbietet das Bauen, doch die Menschen wissen nicht wohin - das meiste Land ist in den Händen...

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

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 4:56 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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Stillen - ein Gewinn fürs Leben

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 12:55 PM

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Stillen ist einer der einfachsten und kosteneffektivsten Wege, um Kinder gesünder und Familien stärker zu machen. Denn Muttermilch und körperliche Nähe sind die Grundlage für nachhaltige Entwicklung und soziale Kompetenz. Wie zentral die Rolle des Stillens ist - auf globaler, nationaler und lokaler...
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South Sudan: The Risk of Becoming a Child Soldier

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 1:00 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 | 5:37 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.

I...

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

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 12:43 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 | 11:51 AM

By Florence Joy Maluyo, World Vision

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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 | 11:50 AM

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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 | 2:09 PM

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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 | 2:26 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 | 12:50 PM

By Chris Palusky

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"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 | 5:17 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 | 9:57 AM

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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 | 5:31 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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