BY LIZ CROSS Dany, his wife and their three daughters live in an unfinished building in a Syrian city that has been plagued by bombs and shelling since the start of the war. Their neighbourhood has sustained heavy bombardment, which has led to many tragic deaths and serious injuries among their friends and neighbours. Unsurprisingly, […]
BY MARK STAVERS, VIVA’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE Viva has a presence in 66 cities in 22 countries around the world by partnering with networks of local churches that help vulnerable children in those cities. Our work connects people together, which is a good thing in itself because many of the people working on the frontline need […]
BY KEZIA M’CLELLAND What does hope look like, and where can we find it? I’ve come to discover that hope emerges in the most unlikely of places – even in a dusty, dangerous refugee camp – and when it does it can change everything. After nearly six years of conflict, Syria’s children continue to face […]
The stories in the news from Syria in recent weeks and months make difficult reading; it can be hard to know how to engage with a situation which seem so difficult and almost hopeless. It is in these most difficult circumstances that Viva is partnering with three teams of young leaders who are running ‘child […]
Kezia M’Clelland, Viva’s Children in Emergencies Specialist, has just arrived in Lebanon to spend another three weeks supporting local partners on the ground, equipping them with knowledge and skills to keep Syrian refugee children safe. We’ve put together a diary of her key dates with the hope that you can use it to pray for […]
Viva’s Kezia M’Clelland writes from Lebanon about noticing the beauty in hard places and recognising the quiet, steady ways in which refugee children’s lives are being changed – often unnoticed.