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Not many people have heard of fragile states — but they are considered ground zero for the future of extreme poverty. Our fragile states expert, Jonathan Papoulidis, answers questions about how country fragility affects children in poverty who are living in the margins and how countries can overcome these challenges.
World Vision will take its case, bolstered by the destructive force of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, for prioritizing the needs of children in humanitarian disasters to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan.
World Vision joins more than 150 other aid organizations in calling on Congress to support U.S funding to help reduce poverty around the world.
Analyzing satellite images, scientists based at Wuhan University in China, in co-operation with the #withSyria coalition of 130 non-governmental organizations, have shown that the number of lights visible over Syria at night has fallen by 83% since March 2011.
As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a new poll finds most Americans still have no idea how many people have been affected by the violence. The reality is that more than 3 million Syrian refugees now make up the largest refugee population in the world.
Aid agencies today released a scathing critique of the UN Security Council powers, detailing how they have failed to alleviate the suffering of civilians in Syria amid intensifying conflict four years after the start of the crisis.
When Fiston Kengawe was just 14 months old, his grandmother took him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with acute malnutrition. World Vision works to help children suffering from malnutrition but also trains and educates families how to better feed and care for children like Fiston.
An estimated 3,000 child soldiers are expected to be released by a rebel group in South Sudan in the coming month. These children must undergo a complex rehabilitation process in order to recover from the horrors they have experienced.