World Vision Communicator Crislyn Felisilda always wanted to travel to Nepal, but never dreamed it would be as part of the global response to an earthquake. Torn between scenes of destruction and beauty, it was the resilience and spirit of the people that made a lasting impression.
New World Vision joint report raises concerns over children’s psychological health.
World Vision has opened 35 Child Friendly Spaces that serve as a safe haven for hundreds of
Mike and his siblings are among an estimated 550,000 people who have fled South Sudan to escape fighting. He told us about his memories from home and how his new situation is affecting his future.
addition to our peace building projects and Child Friendly Spaces in South
A survey in 2012 estimated nearly one-fifth of Cambodian children aged five to 17 were in work. No longer regularly in school, 12-year-old Khav has spent the last two years fishing the waters of Tonle Sap Lake in one of Cambodia’s weather-beaten boats - a job that is destroying his chances of receiving a consistent education.
With ambitions to one day become a doctor, 12-year-old Muskan was looking forward to returning to school after a short break. But sadly she and her friends will have to wait. The earthquake that shook Nepal over the last few weeks had a devastating effect on her school building; with classrooms destroyed and much of the building deemed too unsafe to enter. Muskan describes how it feels to live with the uncertainty that the earthquake has brought.
and food aid. Child friendly spaces are also helping traumatised
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A year on, our role in Nepal is moving from emergency aid into recovery work. With a focus on health, livelihoods and education, and continuing to meet basic needs, we'll support communities to get back on their feet and provide an environment where children are safe and protected. We will be helping vulnerable families and communities to re-establish their livelihoods and businesses. We're repairing and reconstructing schools, health posts and WASH facilities in Nepal’s worst-hit districts.
35 Child Friendly Spaces
19-year-old Runa was on her roof hanging laundry when the earthquake struck last weekend, but thankfully she and her family all survived. Their home, and everything in it, however, were not so lucky.
will soon be setting up one of six planned Child Friendly Spaces in the area and Runa is planning to
Seven-year-old Aaram and his family lost their house in the earthquake, and are now living in one of the many makeshift camps in Kathmandu. Children are especially vulnerable in these situations, and World Vision has begun opening Child Friendly Spaces to keep them safe and protected.
we have set up the first of six planned Child Friendly Spaces in …
Today World Vision teams began coordinating aid efforts to assist those impacted by the 7.8 magnitude quake that struck Nepal.
children.World Vision is setting up three Child Friendly Spaces so children have a safe space to play
15-year-old Asil grew up in a small town in Syria with his father and younger siblings. One day, however, the family’s quiet life had been swallowed by the rolling conflict that had been taking place in Syria since March 2011. As bombs began to fly, Asil and his family made the first of what would become many moves in search of a safe place to shelter.
and child friendly spaces where children can receive
Violence against women and girls is all too prevalent in the world. It crosses cultures, economic status and ethnicity.
Child Friendly Spaces Child protection is of utmost importance …
Eleven year-old Lama and her family have survived the latest war on Gaza and, with the help of World Vision's Child Friendly Spaces, she is looking forward to a better, more stable future.
The children of Gaza have suffered so much this year, but with the help of shelters and child-friendly spaces, they've been trying to piece their lives back together. We spoke to them about their wishes and hopes for the coming year.
is one of the children who benefits from the Child Friendly Spaces set up by World Vision throughout …
Two decades on from her first foreign assignment covering war and hunger in South Sudan, UK Media Manager Sarah Wilson returns and finds that depressingly little has changed.
Next Monday marks one year since the fighting in South Sudan resumed. The worst fighting came on Boxing Day, when families fled the cosy aftermath of Christmas celebrations for makeshift refugee camps. Intermittent fighting and displacement have disrupted the planting and harvesting cycle, and as fields lie fallow and farmers are scared away, the spectre of hunger looms. Inspired by the recent New York Times piece What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast, we asked, what do children in South Sudan eat for breakfast?
people including humanitarian assistance and Child Friendly Spaces.
This Halloween, join World Vision in turning a night of fear into a night of hope for Syrian children.
Nadene recently travelled to South Sudan and the overwhelmed Malakal Refugee Camp where she was heartbroken to hear the stories of people living there.
Almost two months after the start of the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict, World Vision talks to Rima, one of the hundreds of thousands of children in Gaza who are now in need of trauma counselling to help them deal with the loss and destruction that they have experienced.
she smiles. A total of 40 Child Friendly Spaces were opened as part of World Vision’s