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UN slams Sudan protesters for attacks on Darfur premises

Jun 22, 2019 - 12:42 PM

Protesters attack properties of the World Food Program and aid agency World Vision

Sudanese protesters gesture and chant slogans outside Khartoum's army headquarters on June 3, 2019 after security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in. - General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, interim leader of Sudan where security forces broke up a weeks-long sit-in in a deadly operation Monday, was largely unknown until seven weeks ago. A doctors' committee said at least 13 people were killed as gunfire echoed from the protest site outside army headquarters in central Khartoum. (Photo by Ebrahim Hamid / AFP)

WATCH: FIBA brawl peacemaker Troy Rike donates to World Vision

Jul 10, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The Gilas cadet will be able to sponsor at least one child with his donation

GOOD ACT. Troy Rike continues to help the country by donating the cash incentive he recevied to World Vision. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Leaving the sex industry and starting anew

Jul 30, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Danica who became a sex worker at 12 years old recalls her ordeal and how she began a new life

YOUNG. Danica is just one of the thousands of child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Philippines. All photos from Joy Maluyo/World Vision

‘Bukalah Hati’ untuk mendukung pembangunan honai belajar di Papua

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:46 PM

Saykoji Monita Tahalea dan Gaby Christy mendukung kampanye BeraniMimpi dengan merilis single ‘Bukalah Hati’

Screen shot video klip 'Bukalah Hati' di YouTube

6 practices to reduce child labor in sugarcane farms

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:41 PM

World Vision shares 6 best practices under its Livelihoods Education Advocacy and Protection to Reduce Child Labor in Sugarcane Areas project which helped 54 479 Filipino child laborers

FILIPINO CHILD LABORERS. Some 5.492 million Filipino children at 5 to 17 are already working. 3.210 million of them work in hazardous working environments. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Poverty pushes young Filipino to fight for the environment

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Arnel Alipao believes that more than being vulnerable in times of disasters children are capable of helping society minimize the effects of climate change

TREE PLANTING. Arnel  Alipao, along with other student leaders, plants trees. All photos from World Vision

How Andrea and her sisters escaped from prostitution

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM

A child prostitute shares her story of survival and escape

World Vision Run: Give kids a healthy start in life

May 19, 2016 - 9:11 PM

Announcement: The annual World Vision Run is happening on June 26 at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City

South Cotabato mom helps farmers in her community get crop insurance

Mar 07, 2016 - 11:30 PM

A mother always wants the best for children Serving the barangay is just like serving my own family says 41 year old Evangeline Marfil

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS CHAMPION. Evangeline Marfil is instrumental in making her village's system of governance responsive to disasters. Photo by Joy Maluyo

Enabling local leaders as first disaster responders

Jan 25, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Now we can say that should there be another disaster like Typhoon Jangmi we are ready

Photograph by Joy Maluyo. Image courtesy World Vision.

Children to aspiring leaders: Prioritize us

Jan 22, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Are children s issues a priority for candidates in the 2016 elections?

CHILDREN'S ISSUES. Around 80 child leaders express their thoughts on the elections and name issues they believe should be candidates' focus. Image courtesy of World Vision

Pangasinan student faces tougher problems after Typhoon Lando

Oct 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Mothers are worried about their families and their children Classes will resume soon but they have yet to replace school supplies that were swept away by floods

Kristine and her two children check out relief goods from boxes given by World Vision Philippines. They say the help will be useful as they try to rebuild their homes. Most houses in their barangay were destroyed by heavy rains and floods from Typhoon Lando. Photo courtesy of World Vision

#LandoPH: Hitting close to home

Oct 18, 2015 - 10:36 AM

I ve been deployed to several emergency responses including typhoon Haiyan Doing the work now in my own province should not be any different But I’m wrong It’s harder

#ReliefPH operations to help #LandoPH victims

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm is crowdsourcing ongoing relief operations for Typhoon Lando victims to show where you can help out

#SGS2015 exhibits provide practical applications of SDGs

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Rappler partners with different organizations for the Social Good Summit to provide opportunities for participants to gain knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and implement them in their own fields

Participants of the Social Good Summit are asked to put their concrete contributions to the UN's global goals.

World Vision holds interfaith forum for children’s well-being

Sep 14, 2015 - 4:26 PM

This is an announcement from World Vision

World Vision Run 2015: Run to make a difference

Jun 19, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Proceeds of the event will benefit World Vision s child sponsorship program currently reaching out to about 100 000 Filipino children

Barangay health stations rising from the Haiyan rubble

May 16, 2015 - 11:53 AM

Filipinos in rural areas prefer to get basic medical services in barangay health stations but these are very vulnerable to strong typhoons such as Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013

World Vision has handed over 21 health facilities across its response areas. Medical equipment such as pre-natal beds, gloves, first aid kits, weighing scales, height boards, anthropomorphic measurement instruments and detecto scales were also provided. Photo by Jennina Lanza/World Vision

A Filipino aid worker's journey from Tacloban to Kathmandu

May 15, 2015 - 6:33 PM

A Filipino aid worker relives her experience being deployed in Nepal

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER. Aivon Guanco, World Vision Philippine's Humanitarian Accountability Manager in its Nepal Earthquake Emergency Response shares a mother child bond with an 82-year-old Nepalese earthquake survivor Durga. All photos contributed by World Vision.

Community involvement in DRRM a must for the typhoon season

May 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Disaster resilient communities are empowered communities

How to help Nepal earthquake victims

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:03 PM

You can donate to international organizations listed here to help the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal

HELP. A group of men carry a person on a stretcher after a powerful earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. At least around 600 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, according to the country's Interior Ministry. People were being rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Temples have crumbled all over the city, and houses and walls have collapsed. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

15 months in Panay Island after Yolanda

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Change is inevitable and if it comes with proper handling recovery is possible

While waiting for the videographer, Jhon Rick (yellow shirt) stood in front of me and gave me a bouquet of santan flowers, carefully tucked on a stick. Photo from World Vision

Tuberculosis: Still one of the deadliest treatable diseases in PH

Mar 24, 2015 - 2:34 PM

The battle against TB in the Philippines can be won – the way it has been in high income countries: with integrated efforts and commitment

After Yolanda, communities re-learn value of water systems

Mar 22, 2015 - 2:00 PM

It feels good to see the enthusiasm of the people in owning their recovery It gives us the confidence that there will be sustainability even after we leave their areas

A staff checks the water storage tank installed in Dagami, Leyte.

Cebu Pacific gets new Airbus A330 via humanitarian flight

Mar 13, 2015 - 9:38 AM

The budget carrier now has 6 Airbus A330 aircraft the latest one arriving in the country filled with donations for Philippine typhoon survivors

Cash for work: Creating new opportunities after disasters

Mar 03, 2015 - 12:33 PM

World Vision partners with 16 villages for the implementation of 52 cash for work projects that include creek clearing and de clogging communal vegetable gardening school reconstruction and drainage excavation

World Vision helps plant 20,000 mangroves in Aklan village

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:47 PM

World Vision mobilizes 96 people in a community in Aklan to plant mangroves that can help improve their livelihood

How a community curbs malnutrition

Feb 08, 2015 - 12:16 AM

World Vision s Pinoy Nutrition Hub is ending malnutrition one child at a time in several barangays in the Philippines

OVERCOMING MALNUTRITION. Two-year old Daniel gains weight through the Pinoy Nutrition Hub of by World Vision. All photos by Monalinda Cadiz

A community learns of love from disabled 'Jimboy'

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Barely able to walk straight or speak Jimboy s life has been difficult but it has been filled with love and redemption

FAMILY. Flora worries for her grandson. At 70, she fears that death might come any time soon and Jimboy will be left behind. Photo by Cristie Macabe/ World Vision Cristie Macabe/ World Vision

After Typhoon Ruby: Life under the bridge

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Evelyn s family has been forced to live in a makeshift house under a bridge ever since Typhoon Ruby hit their hometown and destroyed their home

#AfterYolanda: Saved twice by man's best friend

Dec 19, 2014 - 5:00 PM

A year after super typhoon Haiyan an NGO worker revisits a boy and the dogs who saved him from death and despair

How preparedness worked in Yolanda-hit areas during Typhoon Ruby

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:51 PM

We have just started to get on with our lives I don’t really understand why we had to go through another typhoon but I am thankful we are all safe now and our house is still here says a Yolanda survivor

RESILIENT HOUSING. Reynante is glad he applied what he learned from the build back better workshop. His house in Dagami, Leyte was able to withstand the strong winds of Ruby. Photo by Leo Neil Competente/ World Vision

World Vision and AFC kick off 'One Goal'

Nov 28, 2014 - 5:15 PM

One Goal: Nutrition for Every Child campaign is a global initiative which focuses on promoting good nutrition among children through sports development

#AfterYolanda: A remarkable journey of resilience

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Press release: World Vision has continued to stand with survivors as they begin to rebuild their lives and look toward the future

Yolanda anniversary: Light a candle on November 8

Nov 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

One year has passed and Yolanda survivors are standing strong Show your support light a candle on November 8

Photo from Haiyan 1st Year Anniversary Candlelight Memorial Facebook page

Washing away old behavior after Yolanda

Oct 22, 2014 - 6:09 PM

I have been in this village for three decades but I never owned a toilet If we buy a latrine our family will be hungry for weeks

COST AND BENEFITS. Roselyn Tulfo  babysits her months old baby. “I have been in this village for three decades but I never had owned a toilet.  If we buy a latrine, our family will be hungry for weeks,” adds Roselyn Tulfo, 31, a mother of 5.

World Vision, MovePH partner for #ZeroCasualty

Oct 20, 2014 - 9:07 PM

The partnership will fuse educational content with community action nationwide

NEW PARTNERS. (L-R) MovePH's partnership manager Voltaire Tupaz, director Zak Yuson, World Vision's Executive Director Josaias dela Cruz, and Public Engagement Director Filomena M. Portales sign the partnership on promoting disaster resiliency. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

World Vision honors its humanitarian heroes

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:48 PM

The award aims to celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism and inspire World Vision Philippines development workers to continue helping their communities

ROLE MODELS. The Humanitarian Hero award nominees (L-R) Gloria Cabacungan, Aaron Aspi, Joy Maluyo, Cesar Bautista, Ana Liza Pasacao, Reynor Imperial, Arlo Ramos pose with their plaques. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Bill seeks to protect children during emergencies

Oct 13, 2014 - 4:32 PM

Press Release: Save the Children Plan International and World Vision rally together in support of a bill promoting children s welfare in emergencies

EMERGENCIES. A new bill proposes to provide more protection to children at times of emergencies. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Helping Yolanda survivors through livelihood

Oct 10, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Press Release: The International Labour Organization reports about 6 million people lost their livelihood when Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan ravaged Visayas in November 2013

TWIN BLESSINGS. The Intal family receives a double replacement for the pregnant pig they lost – two piglets to restore their livelihood, and materials and tools to rebuild their damaged home. All photos by Leoniza Morales

#TalkThursday: Post-Haiyan international aid

Sep 18, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Rappler talks to Bradley Mellicker head of IOM s sub office in Tacloban and Guiuan and Sean Ng director of the Haiyan Response Program at World Vision about their work in the aftermath of Haiyan

Safekeeping legal documents before disasters strike

Aug 28, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Legal documents are important in proving one s identity and necessary for someone who needs basic services from the government

New home: A birthday gift for a young Yolanda survivor

Aug 21, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Yolanda destroys 1 1 million houses leaving 4 million people homeless

Responding and learning: A foreigner's lesson after Haiyan

Aug 19, 2014 - 4:30 AM

I was a humanitarian worker sent to help the Philippines but I learned so much from the people there

Unraveling communities' 'stinky' secret after Yolanda

Aug 09, 2014 - 3:58 PM

Residents of a Leyte village faced with the problem of open defecation – made worse by typhoon Yolanda – get help from concerned groups

More than just a shelter program

Aug 06, 2014 - 3:40 PM

This is the story of Erlinda a grandmother and Jerry a carpenter They are Yolanda survivors who are both recipients of World Vision s assistance

HOPEFUL. Erlinda can't help but shed tears when she talks about her grandchildren. She dreams of sharing the house with them soon. All photos by Joy Maluyo/ World Vision

World Vision houses 500 families in post-quake Bohol

Aug 04, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The resources that we were able to pool together enabled us to serve the needs of our fellow Boholanos who have been gravely affected by the earthquake

World Vision begins relief operation amid typhoon Henry

Jul 22, 2014 - 6:11 PM

World Vision launches its relief response targeting children and families impacted by typhoon Glenda Rammasun

#GlendaPH: Humanitarian orgs spring to action

Jul 17, 2014 - 6:04 PM

What are the country s humanitarian organizations doing for GlendaPH victims?

FIRST AID. PRC volunteers take care of injured evacuees.

#GlendaPH haunts Haiyan survivors

Jul 16, 2014 - 2:38 PM

A mother and child in Tacloban City both Haiyan survivors relive sad memories with typhoon Glenda