In celebration of World Water Day, we’re sharing some of the ways that World Vision provides clean water. We currently reach one new person with clean water every 10 seconds. In doing so, our actual work varies depending on the needs of the community and the type of water that’s available. We also always work to empower communities to take ownership of the water systems which helps ensure that the water we provide is sustained long after we’ve left. Here are five examples of our work:
I’m a sucker for a touching Christmas story. Here’s one that’s as good as anything you’ll see on the Hallmark Channel. Set in the wretched conditions of a refugee settlement, it’s a story about love, joy, peace – and a man named Christmas.
This is how 14-year-old Sara* described the emotions she experienced while living through bombings, fire fights, and other atrocities of war in her homeland Syria.
Sara’s story isn’t one in a million. It’s one of more than 14 million. A generation of Syrians are growing up during the worst refugee crisis in the world.
Sara fled with her mother, siblings, aunts, and grandparents to Lebanon after her father was kidnapped and murdered. Once a happy and bright child, she is overwhelmed by feelings no child should know.
“At first they didn’t tell me; they told my mother. But I heard. I was devastated. ... I wanted to kill myself,” Sara said. “I miss his sweet words and the way he used to play with us. He used to say, ‘Come here, my daughter, my love.’ I just want my father to come back.”
CTV News reports on a bombing at a children's hospital in Syria that shattered windows and damaged the building structure.