Reclaimed Cities

January 25, 2017By Stephanie HammondRefugee Crisis No Comments

Written by Stephanie Hammond, Policy Advisor for Conflicts and Disasters and Julie Stewart, Humanitarian Policy Intern As the battle to retake Mosul continues, urgent action is needed to allow children to resume their educations. Take action by sending an email to Congress now. Information about the ongoing military campaign to retake the city of Mosul, Iraq … Read More

Take the quiz: World Humanitarian Day

August 19, 2016By WV AdvocacyRefugee Crisis No Comments

Today is World Humanitarian Day — an annual day to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and to mobilize people to advocate for a more humane world. Yesterday, the world was shaken by the image of Omran, a 5-year-old boy in Syria who was pulled from the rubble of his … Read More

Syria: Childhood Lost and Found

July 15, 2016By Guest AuthorRefugee Crisis 1 Comment

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are haunted by their losses. But those who attend Child-Friendly Spaces have a chance to heal and reclaim their childhood. This story was originally posted in World Vision Magazine. To view the whole story click here. To contact Congress about humanitarian funding for refugees, including education, click here. By Kathryn … Read More

Why Are Half of Syrian Refugee Children Out of School?

June 20, 2016By Stephanie HammondRefugee Crisis No Comments

On this World Refugee Day, we must protect education for all refugee children. Last week, Linda Hiebert, World Vision International’s partnership leader of education and life skills, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee about the barriers to girls’ education around the world. Linda focused on children affected by conflict and the difficulties that adolescent … Read More

Your Syria Questions, Answered

April 14, 2016By WV AdvocacyRefugee Crisis No Comments

Last month we asked you to submit your questions about Syria and the refugee crisis. We were in Washington, D.C., with colleagues from Jordan who see first hand the effects this situation is having on children. After we returned to our D.C. office one afternoon, Frances Charles, Advocacy Director for World Vision International’s Syria Crisis … Read More