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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              Syrian refugee crisis: The true value of water

              What do you know about water?

              Before I went to Lebanon, I knew that it is life-saving and that clean water is key to preventing diseases. But I never realized how much its value extends beyond that. I never understood the dignity and comfort that it can offer people in hard times -- until this past month.

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                Syrian refugee crisis: Three things you should know

                Joy Toose, social media manager for World Vision Australia, spent a month reporting from Lebanon about the Syrian refugees who fled there to escape violence in their home country. Today, she shares three things that she learned about the refugee crisis that you should know, too.

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                  Education: The path to change in Syria

                  In honor of World Refugee Day today, Joy Toose — social media manager for World Vision Australia — writes from Lebanon about the need for education among refugees and World Vision’s work in Lebanon that is making possible an education for refugee children.

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                    Tornado in Oklahoma: World Vision Responds

                    Updated! As World Vision responds to the deadly tornado in Oklahoma, we rely on your continued prayers and support. Walk with us as we stay informed of what's happened, what's happening now, and what World Vision is doing in the devastated communities.

                     

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