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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      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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            A letter to Muna, for our birthday

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

            Today, Meg writes a heart-breaking letter to Muna, a Syrian child who shares her same birthday, exploring all the things she doesn't know how to explain to this innocent little girl.

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              Syrian children: coping with trauma through drawing

              Betsy Baldwin, program management officer for World Vision's humanitarian and emergency affairs team, writes today about a recent trip to Lebanon. Visiting Syrian refugee children who had fled their homes, Betsy witnessed firsthand the effects of the trauma these children had been through. Here, she describes the heartbreaking stories she saw illustrated by these children's hands.

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                World Humanitarian Day: Reflections from Lebanon

                Today is World Humanitarian Day, a day to recognize and honor the men and women around the world who risk their lives every day to help others.

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                  A month among refugees: Coming home from Lebanon

                  World Vision Australia's social media manager, Joy Toose, spent a month reporting from Lebanon about the Syrian refugees who have sought shelter there from the violence at home.

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