Syrian refugee family: “We all want to be free”

Last month, World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns and a writer/photographer team visited Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Today, World Vision writer Sevil Omer captures their experience speaking with families living in the Za'atari Refugee Camp.

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    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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            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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