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As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.
World Vision senior policy advisor for child protection, Jesse Eaves, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on ending the use of child soldiers.
Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.
World Vision is urging world leaders not to forget the ongoing suffering of children caused by the Syrian conflict, as refugee numbers surpassed 3 million Friday in what the UN is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”
Families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, and medicine, says World Vision’s emergency response team.
Displaced families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of warm shelter, food, clean water, medicine, and protection.
World Vision is providing humanitarian aid and psychosocial support for children and families impacted by the recent fighting.
World Vision’s Jesse Eaves answers questions about the use of child soldiers around the world, including where progress has been made in eliminating this practice, where more work needs to be done, and what the United States can do to be a global leader in stopping it.