Aid worker's diary: A cry for Goma

Congolese walk to a refugee camp in Gisenye, Rwanda. (2012 Reuters/James Akena, courtesy the Thomson Reuters Foundation – AlertNet).

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    Superstorm Sandy: A Thanksgiving for gratitude and remembrance

    IMAGE: Carmen Rodriguez and her daughter, Zulma Torruella, 17, acquired relief supplies, including a Family Food Kit, at the Hunts Point Alliance for Children, World Vision's local partner. (Photo: Laura Reinhardt/World Vision)

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      Sandy survivor: "At night, we are so cold"

      As parts of the East Coast continue recovery efforts in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a nor'easter threatens to add to the misery of hard-hit areas.

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        Storm recovery especially hard on children

        World Vision's Laura Reinhardt, on assignment in the Northeast to cover the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, recounts the heartrending story of 5-year-old Junior Gonzalez and his family, whose home in Brooklyn was devastated by the storm.

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            UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy's landfall and devastation

            Hurricane Sandy hit land Monday night and continued its trail of destruction along the U.S. East Coast. Swells of up to 13 feet and 80-mph winds have battered the New Jersey Coast and New York City.

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              Why did I pray?

              World Vision's Kari Costanza traveled to Rwanda, where she met Solange, whose life was turned upside-down in a short period of time.

              Fighting caused Solange and her family flee their home in the Democratic Republic of Congo. After arriving in Kiegeme refugee camp, Solange lost her 3-year-old daughter, Rebecca.

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                PHOTOS: Witness to history

                September 22 marks World Vision’s 62nd anniversary of serving children, families, and communities in need.

                World Vision photographs document the most tragic crises of the past six decades. Today, many of these places have seen healing and recovery, thanks to the work of nongovernmental organizations.

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                  Mopping up again

                  Eleven years ago today, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Americans came together to support and care for those whose lives had been torn apart by the incredible tragedy.

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                    "We didn't see this coming"

                    Following Hurricane Isaac's landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast last week, World Vision's Laura Reinhardt headed to the region to report on our emergency relief efforts in the aftermath. Here's a snapshot of what she's seen and who she's met.

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                    "We didn’t see this coming."

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