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We feature write-ups from supporters and staff who are hungry for change and want their voices to be heard.

“Being there was new. Beings there were new. It was a moment of body-mind-soul connection...” This is a story about Mr Paranthaman Chinniah and his experience as a World Vision child sponsor and tripper. 

As a sponsored child, Minas was also able to undergo World Vision’s holistically transformative and community-focused programme model, empowering her and children like her to various opportunities, tools and platforms that enabled them to experience the fullness of life despite their everyday struggles.

The Rohingya refugees living in the world’s largest refugee camp in southern Bangladesh are fearful of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents want to keep their children safe from the deadly virus. But extreme overpopulation in the camp’s small area, inadequate knowledge about prevention and limited access to medical facilities make the refugees especially vulnerable to the virus.

Ahlam was forced to flee her home in 2012 due to conflict, and began working as a humanitarian while living in a displacement camp in 2013. “I have witnessed a lot of suffering in Idlib (Northwest of Syria) during this long conflict, but the last few months have been the worst yet. People have fled the military bombardment in massive numbers – sometimes tens of thousands in a day."

In times of crisis, child marriages spike. Desperate families sell their daughters into marriage just to survive. COVID-19 could see an extra 4 million girls become brides in the next 2 years. Benesh, just 14 years old, lives with her husband and son at a camp for internally displaced people in the Badghis province of Afghanistan.