8-year-old Nyatap lives with her family in a refugee camp in South Sudan having been internally displaced because of conflict.

She says, "Peace, to me, means love. If all people loved, there would be peace. My family had to flee from my village because there was fighting. Here in the camp we have peace and I can play with my friends. I'm also going to school for the first time where I get to...
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8yearold Nyatap lives with her family in a refugee camp in South
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At age 8, Yazan was forced to flee his home in Syria in the middle of the night when the bombing started, “as we were crawling out… we saw a lot of scary things, things that we didn’t wan’t to see, but we had to just keep moving.”

Today on #WorldRefugeeDay, and every day, World Vision is providing life-saving support to vulnerable refugee children like Yazan: wvnz.org.nz/syria-conflict
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Twelve-year-old John has been living alone in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement since August. One night, when the fighting hit his community, his family tried to make a hurried escape. Amidst the chaos, he lost his parents and three siblings. “I was jumping over dead bodies. There were burning cars, shooting. I ran for my life,” recounts John. “I lost count of the number of slaughtered…. They come...
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Twelveyearold John has been living alone in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement since August
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The number of refugees worldwide continues to rise - half of today’s 21.3 million refugees are children.

They have experienced things no child should, and are extremely vulnerable to abuse, neglect, violence, exploitation, trafficking or military recruitment. Most refugee children are in desperate need of psychological support.

Today on #WorldRefugeeDay, and every day, World Vision is...
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Did you know, World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world!

We don't just drill boreholes, we train community volunteers to repair and maintain water pumps so water flows for years to come. Thanks to supporters like you, children and their families in communities like Koro, Mali and around the world have access to clean, fresh water.
Did you know World Vision is the largest nongovernmental provider of clean
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In Malawi's Chigodi community, many families rely on farming and livestock for their food and income.

To improve food security and income for families, World Vision supports farmers by providing them with access to markets. Now, farmers are getting together to sell their produce, making a profit and sharing their learnings with one another. 9-year-old Lucia and her mother Edna are sorting...
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In Malawis Chigodi community many families rely on farming and livestock for
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In Cambodia, 10-year-old Sreypov and her friends love reading!

19 new school librarians in Chi Kreng community have been trained by World Vision to encourage good reading habits, teach using toolkits and create reading spaces that children enjoy using. Now, the librarians have noticed that children love reading and learning outside of class.

In Chi Kreng, World Vision is focusing on making...
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In Cambodia 10yearold Sreypov and her friends love reading
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In East Malaita, Solomon Islands, early childhood education centres are are changing lives for pre-schoolers!

In Adeliua community, 50 students and two teachers come together every day to sing, dance, play and learn. For children living here, the nearest school is a 3-4km trek through the bush and across a river, making the journey to school impossible for little ones. In partnership with...
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In East Malaita Solomon Islands early childhood education centres are are changing
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More people face famine today than any time in modern history. Meet Umi, a mother from Somalia whose family has been affected by drought and hunger.

World Vision is in East Africa, reaching children and families in desperate need. You can be too: wvnz.org.nz/eastafrica-crisis
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It’s 40 Hour Famine: World Vision NZ weekend and Kiwi kids are putting on some incredible events around the country to raise money for Syrian children.

This morning, our CEO, Chris Clarke, and World Vision Syria Crisis Response Director, Wynn Flaten, joined Wakatipu High School’s Cook for a Cause. They’re raising money to cook 6,000 meals over 40 hours - all of the meals will be donated to...
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Its 40 Hour Famine World Vision NZ weekend and Kiwi kids are
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As Kiwi kids prepare for the 40 Hour Famine this weekend, here is some advice from Sarah Williams, a child psychologist at Refugees As Survivors NZ, on how to speak to children about refugees, the Syrian crisis and communicating hope:
As Kiwi kids prepare for the 40 Hour Famine this weekend here

How to talk to your kids about Syria

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Brynn Choi
Kas McEntyre
Meet 15-year-old Margaret, a volunteer for World Vision in Papua New Guinea. She's fighting for a cleaner environment for her community, where infrequent rubbish collection has left a huge build up of waste.

"I love my village. Since our house is built on the seaside, I love to swim with my friends. However, the sea near the village is polluted with rubbish and waste from within the village...
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Meet 15yearold Margaret a volunteer for World Vision in Papua New Guinea
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Caren Taylor
Many households in Rwanda's Kabuga community cook on firewood stoves that are often inefficient and smoky. In an effort to become more environmentally friendly, community members were trained on how to build improved cooking stoves from locally available materials.

Families are now using a third of the amount of firewood that they used to use, meaning fewer trees need to be cut down. The new...
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Many households in Rwandas Kabuga community cook on firewood stoves that are
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Naomi Burge
Ryan Fox
In Uganda, World Vision are providing Child Friendly Spaces for South Sudanese children who have fled their homes due to drought and conflict. "In the Child Friend­ly Space, there is no­thing that can harm t­he children. When the­y are here, they are ­safe and the parents ­feel their children a­re protected," says William, a World Vision staff member.

Every day, trained World Vision...
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In Uganda World Vision are providing Child Friendly Spaces for South Sudanese
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Every year, we see some incredible fundraising efforts by young kiwis to raise money for the 40 Hour Famine!

This year, Palmerston North Boys and Girls High Schools encouraged members of their school community to bake cakes to sell during the Little Cuba Carnival. They raised just over $1000, enough to provide 22 children with nutritious morning teas for an entire term! #withSyria

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Every year we see some incredible fundraising efforts by young kiwis to
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Meet 6-year-old Mahi, who lives with her mum and dad in a beautiful village in north-eastern Bangladesh. Until recently, Mahi's parents couldn't afford to send her to school, but now, she reads in a play group in a village school, "I love to go to school and play with my friends. I also like cooking."

In communities like Mahi's, World Vision are supporting Early Childhood centres to allow...
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Meet 6yearold Mahi who lives with her mum and dad in a
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Meet our Youth Ambassadors!

Pio and Julia travelled to Jordan to meet Syrian children and see where this year’s 40 Hour Famine funds are going.
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The world is failing the children of Syria. Right now there are hundreds of thousands of children with no homes, no schools and an uncertain future. But that doesn't stop them from dreaming of a bright future.

14-year-old Zena lives in Azraq Refugee Camp, "my biggest fear are the airstrikes, when I hear something loud I still get scared. My dream is to become a lawyer, to fight for human...
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The world is failing the children of Syria Right now there are
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Heather Gullery
In Kenya where millions are facing drought, conflict and poverty, World Vision are distributing PlumpyNut, a ready-to-use therapeutic food for malnourished children.

Nurses and nutritionists are noticing the number of patients, especially children, that have arrived in their clinics since the crisis began, "they are underweight. Some children are tiny and our numbers have doubled. This is...
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In Kenya where millions are facing drought conflict and poverty World Vision
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Garret Pelser
Helena Mora Winitana
This year for the 40 Hour Famine, young Kiwis are raising money to provide Syrian children with safe, supportive learning environments after escaping the horrors of war.

2017 Youth Ambassador, Julia Budler, was able to see the importance of Child Friendly Spaces in Jordan, "these spaces transform a place of hopelessness into a place of hope."
This year for the 40 Hour Famine young Kiwis are raising money

The oasis of Child Friendly Spaces for Syrian children

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Gerie Harvey
Luise Rouessart-Steindl
Ricardo Ferreira