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Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all World Vision-related media clips ... just a recent sampling.

 

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Help for the world’s ‘broken places’
June 4, 2015

Working in fragile states reflects a commitment to fighting poverty where it is, as well as a passion for simple fairness. “How do you explain to a little boy or girl,” asks Stearns, “that we don’t want to help you because the politics of your country is too complex?”

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These Girls Dream Big Despite Hunger, Discrimination And Conflict
June 3, 2015

The girls at Pariang primary school in South Sudan range in age from 5 to 25 years old. The older pupils study alongside the young, receiving their elementary school education on wooden benches clustered under the few trees that shade the schoolyard. They have fought against the odds to be here, many missing years of education due to the poverty, insecurity and gender discrimination that troubles this young nation.

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Meet The South Sudanese Farmers Who Want To Feed Their War-Torn Nation
June 1, 2015

Pineapple farmer Marko Bagayowya has big plans. He wants to build a juice factory and sell South Sudan-made drinks. He wants to leave his four children an inheritance, something his own father was unable to do. And he wants to build a legacy for his brand-new nation -- a land that is rich in oil and agricultural resources, but where people are starving to death.

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South Sudan swirls toward chaos
June 1, 2015

“I wish,” a South Sudanese female aid worker said, “they had waited five or 10 years before resuming the war.” This is what passes for hope in South Sudan. Will we merely watch as the world’s most fragile state is smashed into pieces?

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It's a 'Year of Fear' For  Kids, U.N. Says.  Can We Make Things Better?
May 30, 2015

"This is not the year of the child but the year of fear," Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister said, "with 2015 already the worst year since 1945 for children being displaced, the worst year for children becoming refugees, the worst year for children seeing their schools attacked."

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A parent, a home, a leg — former child soldiers of the LRA tell ‘what I lost’ during years of captivity
May 20, 2015

Through portraits, these men, women and children are presented. Behind them is a wall with a list of all the things they lost during their years of captivity and, more important, a list of their hopes, their plans for the future. In some cases, these future plans are already being met; in other cases they are difficult to meet. But they maintain the hope, a hope that keeps them alive after their return from captivity in the worst conditions and eager to continue fighting every day to regain some of the past and build a future — a future where peace is the first priority, a peace that is built with the hope of these ex-child soldiers, peace and hope that they represent with their lives and their future.

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Nepal Earthquake Relief
May 20, 2015

Humanitarian and faith-based groups like World Vision continue to be faced with major challenges when aiding post-earthquake Nepal, including severely damaged infrastructure, cold temperatures, and the possibility of disease, flooding, and even more earthquakes.

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In Sierra Leone, religious leaders take on role in Ebola prevention
May 15, 2015

In the week leading up to May 13 Sierra Leone saw no new Ebola infections for the first time since the outbreak started, and Liberia declared itself Ebola-free on Saturday.

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How to help: Global organizations (VIDEO)
April 7, 2015

If you're looking for a way to help fight against human trafficking on a global scale, you can donate financially to World Vision, as well as help keep a child safe and their family self sufficient in many other ways.

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Babson College's Lewis Institute to honor social entrepreneurs from Partners in Health and Channels of Hope
April 7, 2015

The recipients from Channels of Hope, an innovative social model adopted by World Vision that engages community and faith leaders to respond to some of the most difficult issues affecting their communities, include: Christo Greyling (Director of Faith Partnerships for Development at Channels of Hope), Logy Murray (a social worker consultant to World Vision), and Maclean Ndabezinhle Dlodlo (Senior Advisor of Faith and Gender in Development for World Vision).

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Holding out the hat for Syria
March 31, 2015

Four years since the crisis began, aid organizations are struggling to drum up funds for suffering Syrians. The international NGO World Vision, which works with the U.N.-coordinated aid operation, is just one of the organizations that has struggled to sell the crisis to donors: It has raised $2.7 million dollars in private donations for the Syria crisis over the course of four years — less than half of the $5.9 million it raised in the first week after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Harlem Globetrotters on clean water (VIDEO)
March 23, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters stop by WUWA to talk their clean water mission.

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The most important women's issue you've never heard of (by Rich Stearns)
March 22, 2015

While a whole community rejoices when a drilling rig hits clean water, it is the women who shout the loudest. Everyone benefits from the clean water, which can end disease and lead to better health. But it is the women — their tired arms, sore legs, and worn out backs — who are most grateful. That heavy burden has been lifted.

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Clean water changes everything
March 22, 2015

In Zambia and other countries, World Vision is one of several organizations working to provide water access, sanitation, and hygiene instruction to rural and urban communities, with good results. In Ghana, for instance, World Vision’s wells work remarkably well after 20 years of use; 80 percent of them are still operational, according to a new report. That’s significantly higher than the 30–50 percent of wells typically still operational years after their installation, and World Vision says the sustainability is partly due to the community involvement they emphasize.

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World Water Day is an effort to take on the global water crisis (VIDEO)
March 20, 2015

1,600 kids die each day because of unsafe water, poor sanitation, and hygiene. World Water Day is coming up on March 22 and it’s an effort to take on the global water crisis. Vice President of Water at World Vision, Dr. Greg Allgood, explains.

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New youth agenda at the World Bank? Readers and development partners weigh in
March 19, 2015

If “Youth Development Global Solutions” does get approved, its first priority should be to listen to youths themselves, Aline Rahbany, urban learning hub leader at World Vision told Devex. Rahbany works with young people on peace building and urban programming in Beirut, Lebanon.

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