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More people are displaced right now than at any time in recorded history. No one chooses to be displaced; leaving home is always a last resort. World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide. The Yak will take you to some of the places we work and also introduce you to some of the people who inspire us. For more than 50 years, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes. We work with people of all cultures, faiths and genders to achieve transformation. We do this through relief and development, policy advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values. More information - www.worldvision.com.au

More people are displaced right now than at any time in recorded history. No one chooses to be displaced; leaving home is always a last resort. World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide. The Yak will take you to some of the places we work and also introduce you to some of the people who inspire us. For more than 50 years, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes. We work with people of all cultures, faiths and genders to achieve transformation. We do this through relief and development, policy advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values. More information - www.worldvision.com.au
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More people are displaced right now than at any time in recorded history. No one chooses to be displaced; leaving home is always a last resort. World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide. The Yak will take you to some of the places we work and also introduce you to some of the people who inspire us. For more than 50 years, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes. We work with people of all cultures, faiths and genders to achieve transformation. We do this through relief and development, policy advocacy and change, collaboration, education about poverty, and emphasis on personal growth, social justice and spiritual values. More information - www.worldvision.com.au

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0433208187


Episodes

The Forgotten Crisis

2/12/2019
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The Yak Season 2 is just around the corner. However, we have fast tracked this special episode on the forgotten crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Red Hand Day; the International Day against the use of Child Soldiers. The use of child soldiers is classified as a war crime under international law. However, children are frequently abducted and forced into fighting, while others choose to join forces because they are poor, hungry and feel they have no other way to survive. In...

Duration:00:27:30

Christmas message

12/23/2018
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A short Christmas message from World Vision. The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas. The Yak will be back in February 2019. Listen to this update to find out more. Support the show.

Duration:00:04:09

#KidsOffNauru - Part 2

12/7/2018
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Children in detention on Nauru have witnessed lip-stitching, self-immolation and other suicide attempts. In many cases in the past seven months, Australian judges have ordered that young children in urgent need of medical care be immediately brought to Australia. Three refugees in Nauru have already taken their own lives. In the first episode of The Yak, we met some of the people behind the #KidsOffNauru Campaign. We heard from children trapped on the tiny island nation of Nauru and some...

Duration:00:31:36

Six Metres High

11/9/2018
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In this episode we'll hear some first hand accounts from on the ground in Sulawesi, Indonesia, where a massive emergency relief effort is underway. A devastating earthquake which triggered a powerful six-metre-high tsunami hit the region, killing more than 2,000 people. Many were buried under rubble screaming for help as rescuers raced against time to save them. Unfortunately, that's where many of them died. Thousands more are missing, likely dead. Homes were swallowed up by the ground....

Duration:00:20:32

#KidsOffNauru - Part 1

10/23/2018
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In our first episode, we meet some of the people behind the #KidsOffNauru campaign and hear from a few of the children who are detained on this tiny island nation. We speak with Gabby Sutherland, a former teacher on Nauru, and Adam Valvasori from World Vision Australia's advocacy team. The kids off the Nauru campaign is calling on the Australian parliament to get every child off Nauru by Universal Children's Day on November 20th. Right now, more than 68 million people around the world are...

Duration:00:22:08

Introducing The Yak

10/23/2018
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No one chooses to be displaced; leaving home is always a last resort. World Vision is a worldwide community development organisation that provides short-term and long-term assistance to 100 million people worldwide. The Yak will take you to some of the places we work and also introduce you to some of the people who inspire us. For more than 50 years, World Vision has been engaging people to work towards eliminating poverty and its causes. We work with people of all cultures, faiths and...

Duration:00:01:20