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Change Makers Education in emergencies: The key to unlock human rights
Education is under crisis for over 200 million children globally. Michael Messenger talks with Yasmine Sheref, director of the UN’s Education Cannot Wait.
In the News Who are climate refugees – and how can we help them?
Climate refugees – or climate migrants – grow in number each year. While we all experience the effects of climate change, some groups suffer disproportionately. These include women and children in the most vulnerable regions in the world. Here’s how to help.
From the Field Supporting mental health in the Ukraine conflict
What does it mean to give mental health support during a conflict? Michael Messenger speaks with Melinda, an emergency psychologist on the border of Romania.
From the Field Humanitarian aid: what you need to know
‘Humanitarian aid’ or ‘humanitarian assistance’ is emergency help for people in some of the world’s most desperate situations. Learn how you can support relief efforts.
In the News Haiti Earthquake 2021: Emergency relief and rebuilding
A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has devastated southwestern Haiti. The disaster exacerbates the extreme poverty and political instability that the Haitian people have sustained for decades.
In the News Venezuelan refugees: The forgotten crisis
Political unrest, hyperinflation, and lack of access to basic goods and services has forced 5.6 million Venezuelans from their homes. That’s more than the number of refugees who have fled the decade-long Syrian civil war. And the migration shows no signs of stopping. 
In the News Rohingya refugees struggle to rebuild after massive fire leaves thousands homeless
In a matter of hours, refugee families watched their makeshift homes go up in flames – remnants of what they had built since being forced to flee their homes four years earlier.
In the News COVID-19 crisis in India: the race to save lives
The second wave in India is a sign that the pandemic battleground is shifting primarily to developing countries.
Change Makers Tony Rinaudo: Forest maker, famine fighter
Tony Rinaudo, World Vision’s chief climate action advisor, sees the hunger crisis unfolding in East Africa as a chance to implement long-term environmental solutions that could eliminate famine completely.
Voices Climate change is forcing children into degrading work
The impacts of climate change in vulnerable communities around the world are driving children like Cavo to seek sex work and other degrading work to survive.
In the News Millions pushed toward starvation in East Africa
COVID-19, conflict and climate change has pushed more than 7 million people across six countries in East Africa to the very edge of starvation.
Change Makers Hidden in plain sight: A different kind of hero
World Vision has a history of responding in a crisis. Meet six heroes from our history who had extraordinary impact.
From the Field Hitting 'Send' on digital emergency aid during COVID-19
From her home in Canada, Elizabeth Araniva is helping World Vision teams in Venezuela to ramp up an emergency response approach proven to work – even from a distance: cash transfers.  
 
In the News Humanitarian crisis in Idlib: Fadi’s story
15-year-old Fadi lost his arm in an airstrike in northern Syria. Now he and his family are navigating life in a displacement camp with close to one million other people whose homes have been destroyed.
We were there  - We will always be
World Vision began because one man was challenged by one woman to see the need of one child. Motivated by concern, love and a desire for justice, she understood that knowledge comes with responsibility and thus it requires action. One person can do something, but many, together, can make a greater impact.
In the News Locust swarms devastate East Africa
Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are facing a [deadly] locust infestation that is threatening food supplies and decimating agricultural lands.
From the Field Cyclone Idai: Long-term recovery lifts off with Food for Assets
Food for Assets reached more than 161,000 individuals in Mozambique and helped empower Cyclone Idai survivors like 15-year-old Paulito and his mom to take ownership over their community’s rejuvenation.
In the News 2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts and FAQs
On March 14th, Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in Mozambique's Sofala province. At latest report, more than 750 people are known to have died.
In the News 8 tips for talking to kids about tragedy

Talking to children about tragedy is a job most parents would love to avoid. If only our children did not need to hear about things like terrorist attacks, hurricanes, earthquakes and wars. 

In the News Local heroes pick up the pieces in Sulawesi Indonesia
What happened in Sulawesi at the end of September was complete and utter chaos- and it will take years to pick up the pieces. The heroes of this story are the local staff who stay long after foreign aid workers and the news media have left.
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