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Children who regularly attend Child-Friendly Spaces in disaster zones are able to maintain a positive outlook on life, one study says.
U.S. Department of State calls out countries that have failed to show improvements in fighting human trafficking, in its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report released today. The report shows a 30% increase in countries using child soldiers. Some receive U.S. military aid.
With no end in sight for the refugee crisis in Syria, providing access to education for displaced children is just one among many urgent needs as humanitarian conditions grow increasingly dire.
Humanitarian conditions are increasingly grim in this region as fighting rages in Syria and millions of civilians have fled to neighboring countries, with thousands more crossing the border every week. Additional funding is urgently needed to provide care for refugees.
The For Every Child campaign is the most far-reaching endeavor in World Vision’s history. Our goals are ambitious and the impact we hope to make would transform the lives of a generation of children.
Seven out of 10 countries using child soldiers receive U.S. military support, despite a U.S. law against it.
Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.