“A year ago, Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement didn’t even exist. Last month, it was full… I have watched the war weary and hungry from South Sudan arrive into a welcoming Uganda. They are images I won’t soon forget.” - Liam Cunningham
“A year ago Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement didn’t even exist Last month

Liam Cunningham visits Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement, Uganda

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Before, 13-year-old Yat from Cambodia used to walk 30 minutes to fetch water for her family before school, often making her late. Now, she's able to collect water at the borehole near her house which serves 220 other families in her village - most importantly she's never late for school!

Learn more about our work in Cambodian communities: wvnz.org.nz/kohandaet
Before 13 year old Yat from Cambodia used to walk 30 minutes

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When new mum Afroza from Bangladesh found out she was pregnant, she dreamed of giving birth to a healthy baby. As part of World Vision's work in her village, she was able to join a Pregnant Women Support Group, where she could attend sessions on how to care for herself and her baby. Through monthly check ups and educational brochures, Afroza was also given a recommended food menu and options... View more »
When new mum Afroza from Bangladesh found out she was pregnant she

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela

Around the world, we're providing learning opportunities for children like Noella from Rwanda. Learn more about the communities we partner with:
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change

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Iraq has declared victory in the fight to retake Mosul, the nation's second-largest city, from ISIL. "While some people see this as the end of a crisis, the work is really just beginning," says Ian Dawes, World Vision's manager for the Iraq humanitarian response.

Thanks to you, World Vision has been supporting families since the beginning of the military offensive to retake Mosul last... View more »
Iraq has declared victory in the fight to retake Mosul the nation's

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Angela Knightbridge
Stephen Gill
14-year-old Rohit from India dreams of becoming a pilot.

Born with scoliosis, Rohit says he refuses to let it hold him back, and he is more determined than ever to achieve his dreams. "I go to school to gain an education, to become something in life and most importantly to disprove the stereotypical mind-set that children with special needs cannot become anything in life and their existence... View more »
14 year old Rohit from India dreams of becoming a pilot

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Julia Haythornthwaite
Samuel Ibegbu Ijioma
In Cambodia's Chi-Kreng community, kids like 11-year-old Chhav participate in Children's Clubs where they can draw, play games like football, read and study in a safe environment.

Older school students in the village also provide tutoring in reading and maths for younger children and educate everyone on child protection and child rights.

In Chhav's community and around the world, World... View more »
In Cambodia's Chi Kreng community kids like 11 year old Chhav participate

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15-year-old Maker is a refugee from South Sudan and one of 160,000 people currently living in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northern Kenya.

He has escaped fighting in his homeland twice, once as a baby, and once as a 12-year-old. Although born in South Sudan, at the age of two his mother carried him to Kenya to flee ongoing fighting. When the country became independent, his family believed they... View more »
15 year old Maker is a refugee from South Sudan and one

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As South Sudan marks its sixth anniversary of independence today, violence and hunger are ravaging the country, and children are bearing the brunt. Some 1.8 million people have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls on South Sudan's leaders to #endviolence during a visit to Imvepi Refugee Settlement in Uganda with World... View more »
As South Sudan marks its sixth anniversary of independence today violence and
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As South Sudan marks its sixth anniversary of independence tomorrow, conflict continues to rob the country's children of their health, education and security.

Our Child Protection Coordinator, James Kamira, recalls desperately trying to help a malnourished South Sudanese woman and her baby as they crossed the border into Uganda. wvnz.org.nz/eastafrica-crisis
As South Sudan marks its sixth anniversary of independence tomorrow conflict continues
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At 9-years-old, Khatema knew that getting married would mean giving up her dream of being a teacher in the village school.

Bravely, she confronted her father, and with the help of a World Vision community member, was able to convince him to change his mind and her own future:
At 9 years old Khatema knew that getting married would mean giving

Khatema, 9, fights against her own child marriage

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“I love working for World Vision because that’s where my story started. My work gives me an opportunity to share the bigger vision and reach out to children. I love going to communities, and talking to children and their families. It gives me joy. At university I learned how to use my storytelling skills to bring justice to those who are marginalised. Receiving an education - that was an act... View more »
“I love working for World Vision because that’s where my story started

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“After high school, I was accepted into university, and received another scholarship to continue my education. Growing up I realised I was a storyteller, a writer, so I studied journalism at the University of Malawi.

I became a sponsored child with World Vision when I was in primary school and the most exciting thing for us then was hearing that we were sent letters. It was fulfilling to know... View more »
“After high school I was accepted into university and received another scholarship

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Lynne McDermott
"I grew up in Malawi, Africa. I lived with my parents and my cousins all in one house, made up of mud bricks, a roof made of dried grass and a plastic sheet on top that prevented the house from leaking. I remember going to school and our classroom was a big tree, that’s where we would sit, and if it rained it meant there were no lessons.

I remember our water source was unprotected, the water... View more »
"I grew up in Malawi Africa I lived with my parents and

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Rolland Andrix
At 16-years-old, Viola is a wife and mother. The conflict in South Sudan has forced her to grow up far too quickly.

When her parents were killed, she was forced to marry to survive. But Viola's husband left her earlier this year and she's now raising seven-month old Mary alone in a Ugandan refugee settlement. As part of our project #ABrighterFuture, Viola recreated a piece by German artists... View more »
At 16 years old Viola is a wife and mother The conflict
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"The people are suffering enormously with the endless war. It is time for the war to end. Peace in South Sudan is a must for these people to have a future." - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

While in Northern Uganda, Antonio Guterres (left) visited World Vision's work in Imvepi refugee settlement with the World Food Programme's Executive Director, David Beasley. There, we... View more »
"The people are suffering enormously with the endless war It is time

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Meet Rodney, an Early Childhood Education teacher from the Solomon Islands who started a school in 2014. He told us, “every child has the right to be educated,” so when there wasn't anything available for the children in his village, he started teaching children aged 3-10 in his own home.

Although it was difficult, he never gave up on the children or his teaching career. Now, with support... View more »
Meet Rodney an Early Childhood Education teacher from the Solomon Islands who

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As the violence in South Sudan's capital Juba began to escalate, Lina and her father decided to flee to Uganda.

The following morning, she went to check on him after packing. She found his bedroom ransacked and his body hanging from the rafters. "I don't know, what, who killed him. My idea was that it was a thief because everything inside was busted. And then I decided to run. I didn't even... View more »
As the violence in South Sudan's capital Juba began to escalate Lina

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Anne Howison
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We have some good news - the official declaration of famine has been lifted in South Sudan!

Following emergency humanitarian assistance, a UN-backed report says that the conditions no longer meet the technical definition of a famine. However, the situation in South Sudan remains desperate with 6 million people are on the brink of starvation. Due to ongoing conflict and drought, the number of... View more »
We have some good news the official declaration of famine has been lifted in South Sudan

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Diane Sutherland
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In Cambodia, babies like 6 month old Ichin are growing up healthy and strong!

Mothers in Koh Andaet community are supported by village health workers trained by World Vision. They travel around their community and visit mothers, giving them advice on pregnancies, breastfeeding, nutrition and how to care for young children. Every month, mothers like Vanny take their bubs to health centres to... View more »
In Cambodia babies like 6 month old Ichin are growing up healthy and strong

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