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Robert Neufeld

Manager of Emergency and Corporate Communications, World Vision Canada

Robert Neufeld is a former journalist who now tells the stories of children around the world. He's the Manager of Emergency and Corporate Communications for World Vision Canada.
A Look Inside A Wayside Playroom For Syrian Refugee

A Look Inside A Wayside Playroom For Syrian Refugee Children

Here, in this unassuming spot, World Vision would use toys, drawings and games to brighten the lives of refugee children fleeing across Europe to find safety in new homelands. This was the first day of operations for a new child-friendly space in Adaševci.
12/07/2015 03:00 EST
How To Pack Lunch For Several Thousand

How To Pack Lunch For Several Thousand Refugees

The place I'm standing looks like a typical highway service centre anywhere in Canada. There's a gas bar, a small store and large paved parking lot for trucks and trailers -- the kind where you might pull over with your family for lunch at a fast-food restaurant. That's where the similarities end.
11/24/2015 03:02 EST
'We Want To Work,' Says This Syrian Refugee

'We Want To Work,' Says This Syrian Refugee Father

In Fahad Tabuck's face, I see a combination of exhaustion, frustration and despair that seems permanently etched into his expression. The 38-year old Syrian refugee looks at least a decade older, having spent the past two years fleeing from his home in Syria with his wife and five children.
11/16/2015 03:56 EST
A Canadian Visits Syrian Refugees Waiting At The Serbian

A Canadian Visits Syrian Refugees Waiting At The Serbian Border

World Vision has been on the frontlines near the Serbian border since early in the summer, distributing baby kits, hygiene supplies, raincoats, blankets, food and water, and conducting child protection activities. Thus far, we've reached more than 70,000 refugees.
11/13/2015 01:26 EST
A Model Refugee Camp Still Isn't Home For

A Model Refugee Camp Still Isn't Home For Syrians

Azraq Refugee Camp is seen as a model for all future refugee camps. It has schools, a hospital, playgrounds, soccer fields, community centres and even a supermarket. But for the few hundred families already settling in, and for the 100,000 Syrian refugees who will live here when the camp is completed, it's not, and will never be, home.
05/05/2014 12:58 EDT