An aid worker's diary: Earthquake in the Philippines

Maryann Zamora, a field communications specialist with World Vision in the Philippines, describes her firsthand experience of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines on October 15 -- and why she continues to do the work she does, despite her fears.

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    Haya's song

    Today's post -- a letter and a song -- was written by a 10-year-old girl named Haya. She is a refugee from Syria.

    Here's what she has to say.

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    Peace to you.

    I am talking on behalf of Syrian children, calling on you -- the people of the other world. Have you ever thought of Syria? Have you ever thought of the children of Syria? My country, Syria?

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      Dreaming of home for Syrian refugees

      Today begins the last week of #Dreamshare with a post from blogger Rachel Held Evans!

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        Dreaming of hope from above for Syria

        Join us throughout October in sharing your dreams for the refugees of the Syrian conflict by visiting the Share My Dream site and using the #Dreamshare hashtag.

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          A rocket marked her birth

          When 21-year-old Waed’s contractions spurred her to leave home and see her midwife, she knew she was about to give birth to new life. She didn’t realize that she would also be saving her own. As she was delivering her baby girl, Muna, in a nearby building, a rocket fell on her house. It was destroyed.

          “We joked about calling her Rocket,” says Waed, “because a rocket marked her birth. She saved us from a rocket.”

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            Calling all heroes: Help the children of Syria

            This month, we’re focusing on the Syrian refugee crisis and connecting it to our global #Dreamshare campaign -- asking our friends and supporters to visit the campaign site and share their dream

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              Share your dreams for the children of Syria

              Throughout the month of October, we're turning the spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis. And we're connecting it to our global #Dreamshare campaign - asking our friends and supporters to visit our microsite and share their dreams for the future of Syria and its people and refugees.

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                Preventing a lost generation

                As the Syria crisis response communications manager for World Vision International, Meg Sattler has been reporting from Jordan about the Syrian refugee crisis.

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                  World Vision to deploy relief supplies to Colorado floods

                  Raging floodwaters have cut off roads and destroyed bridges in Colorado, leaving more than 1,000 people in Boulder and 14 other counties stranded or unaccounted for. More than 14,500 people have evacuated and more than 600 remain unaccounted for.

                  Eight fatalities have been attributed to the floods since Sept. 11, but officials say the number could rise. Lingering storms hampered some rescue efforts early Monday.

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