What is Happening in Syria?

April 6, 2017By WV AdvocacyRefugee Crisis 2 Comments

This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More

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 2 Comments

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