On the Front Lines – How One Social Worker Is Protecting Children in Sri Lanka

There are some people who look evil in the face and instead of running, they step up and fight.

Niranjini is one of those people.

Living in a city at the northern tip of Sri Lanka, Niranjini began her career as a law assistant. It was here she first encountered case after case involving child abuse. Shocked by the sheer volume of children affected and seemingly “light” punishment for perpetrators, Niranjini made the decision to become a defender of children’s rights.

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From “Red” to “Green” – How Emergency Nutrition is Saving Lives in Somalia

Mothers had no way to feed their babies. Drought decimated crops, water supplies, and livelihoods. Families left their homes in search of any sort of food for their children.

The drought continues to withhold the rain in Somalia, but in the villages of Bare-Qawi, Taygara, and Ceel La Helay, a bit of hope is breaking through.

Arms that once measured in the red are now in the green, and mothers are breathing deep sighs of relief.

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How to Maximize Your Fundraising for the S.O.S. 5k

You’ve registered.

You’ve laced up your running (or walking) shoes.

Now, you’re ready to make the biggest impact possible to protect children, many who have no one else to protect them.

And we want to help you get there! Continue reading How to Maximize Your Fundraising for the S.O.S. 5k

A Girl I Met in Bangladesh

by Christena Dowsett, photographer for World Concern 

I knew she was on her way, so when that smile showed up around the corner, I hoped it was her.

A smile so pervasive, so out of place.

Surrounded by tattered tarps and sticks, drab and dank.

And then, a smile.

Here was a child who would change my world… Continue reading A Girl I Met in Bangladesh

Who are Rohingya Refugees? Part 2

No one wants them.

Squalid, hastily constructed camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are the only places they can find refuge, the only places they can call home. But these camps are anything but safe and look nothing like home. No words can convey the magnitude of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Every person who crosses the border has their own horrific tale of loss.

Their stories deserve to be told.

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Who are Rohingya Refugees? Part 1

No one wants them.

Squalid, hastily constructed camps near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh are the only places they can find refuge, the only places they can call home. But these camps are anything but safe and look nothing like home. No words can convey the magnitude of the Rohingya refugee crisis. Every person who crosses the border has their own horrific tale of loss.

Their stories deserve to be told. Continue reading Who are Rohingya Refugees? Part 1

Walk Six Miles in Their Shoes – The Importance of Clean Water

Try and count how many times you turn on the faucet, or take a sip of water in a day.

Now, imagine walking a total of six miles each time you turn on the tap or fill your glass with water from the sink.

It sounds quite extreme, but in the Tana River region of Kenya, it’s an everyday event for the students of Walesorea Primary School. Continue reading Walk Six Miles in Their Shoes – The Importance of Clean Water

A Girl’s Education – Faces of the Future in Bangladesh

Twelve year-old girls should be planning slumber parties, or dreaming about what they want to be when they grow up.

Twelve year-old girls should not be worrying about marriage.

But in Bangladesh, that’s exactly the case. Continue reading A Girl’s Education – Faces of the Future in Bangladesh