All around me were children of violence, war, hunger, abuse, and disease . . . the casualties of a brutal 20-year civil war. But sadly, most of the world still has no idea of the pain and tragedy these precious little ones must endure every single day of their short lives. The boys and girls that crossed my path that day are Uganda’s Forgotten Children.
It sounds like the jingle of a local junk removal service. But in East Taunton, Massachusetts, it’s a plea to save lives by an 11-year-old named Adam. From old lawn mowers to tire rims, copper pipes to car parts—Adam and his dad haul it all away to sell. It’s not an easy job either. But [...]
Halfway around the world, violent riots between ethnic Bengalis and a tribe called the Bodo have rocked the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The intensity of the violence has displaced 400,000 people, scattering them among some 300 refugee camps in India. Homes are burned, assassinations are mainstay . . . but in the midst of [...]
Honduras is one of the poorest nations in Latin America, but World Help sees incredible opportunities to invest in lives there by providing hope. Over the last several years, we have actively mobilized public hospitals with life-saving supplies, built clean-water wells in impoverished communities, supplied daily meals to hundreds, and constructed small homes for individuals devastated [...]
The U.N. reports the arrival of 3,000 Syrian refugees into Jordan every day. For most of them, their only concern is to escape the terror they’ve experienced in Syria. But they could never anticipate the new misery that awaits them. A typical day for these refugees is far worse than what we could imagine. After [...]
The village of Nazigo, Uganda, is far from the beaten path and has remained largely untouched for decades. It’s a lush community—tucked in a picturesque African rainforest—but it’s also defined by the ugly reality of poverty. Our Regional Director of Africa, Cyrus Mad-Bondo, recently visited this village, and the report he sent back was sobering. [...]
“It never ends,” Isam recently told me about his work in the Middle East. He is World Help’s on-the-ground partner in Jordan near the Syrian border. He facilitates aid distribution, working on the front lines with the refugees who have fled into Jordan. Over the past year, I’ve watched callous violence and slaughter unfold in [...]