Dark drawings of tanks, warplanes, rockets from refugee kids reveal life under ISIS
Nine-year-old Manal can’t stand the sound of rockets and bullets. She remembers the terror she felt hearing them fly past the houses in her neighbourhood in Mosul, Iraq. But she doesn’t live there anymore. Manal, and hundreds of children like her, now spend their days playing games and sharing their stories through their artwork at a displaced persons camp in Iraq. “When I was in Mosul I couldn’t sleep. I had nightmares,” Manal recalled. “But now, here, I don’t have any.”
Kelvin Beachum Helps Fight Childhood Hunger
Kelvin Beachum is one of the most feared offensive tackles in the NFL. However, I recently found that the Beachum is more teddy bear than grizzly bear when he’s off the field.
Software developers to fight poverty with new mobile app
DEVELOPERS have teamed up with World Vision, the world's largest international children's charity, to pioneer a new mobile gaming app that hopes to harness the power of the gaming community to help fight global poverty.
We celebrated Tom Cochrane's 25 years of humanitarian work!
25 Years On The Highway, a World Vision documentary about Tom Cochrane, had its premiere screening at the Fermenting Cellar during the party.
The Villagers Standing Up Against Sierra Leone's Rapists
Itasu and her friends don't look at all intimidating at a first glance, but when they get to business, they certainly are. "The perpetrators try to get away fast, but in the last month, we were faster several times and brought three men behind bars. Having these men locked away in prison is one of our main goals. We do whatever we can to chase them, sometimes on foot and other times on a motorbike, if we have one available. It's all about being proactive and acting fast. We won't stop until we reach justice," says Itasu.
2,400 bicycles for children in Zambia
Lusaka - Zambia: WORLD Bicycle Relief (WBR), in partnerships with World Vision and the Ministry of Education, has donated 2,400 bicycles to schools in the Namwala District. The bikes are just the beginning of a plan to help children who have to walk long distances to get to school.
Haiti Faces A Long Road To Recovery After Hurricane Matthew
Damage to roads, schools and clinics, combined with the risk of waterborne diseases like cholera that are increasing due to flooding, mean that the people of Haiti are in desperate need. But they are also resilient. These photos tell a story of great tragedy, community cooperation, and the strength of Haiti's people to get up and begin rebuilding.
No Place Should Be Too Fragile For Canada's Care
More than half of the world's child deaths occur in fragile places like South Sudan and Afghanistan. Yet Canada only commits 25 per cent of its official development budget to these areas. To go the distance to reach the world's most vulnerable people, the figure needs to change.