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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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The University of Pittsburgh football team and World Vision partnered to build Ebola Caregiver Kits for health workers in Sierra Leone. PHOTO: Courtesy, University of Pittsburgh
Feb 26, 2015

University of Pittsburgh, World Vision build emergency kits for Ebola health workers

The University of Pittsburgh football team partnered with World Vision to build Ebola Caregiver Kits for staff in Sierra Leone. One of the students, Patrick Amara, was born in Sierra Leone and said he was happy to participate in the effort to help his country.

Photos: Harsh winter threatens Syrian refugee children and families
Feb 18, 2015

Photos: Harsh winter threatens Syrian refugee children and families

Syrian refugee families who have fled their homeland due to violence are ill-equipped to deal with the harsh winter conditions. These photos from an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley illustrate the daily challenges refugee families face.

After Ebola, survivors and orphans face challenges
Feb 16, 2015

After Ebola, survivors and orphans face challenges

Aruma, 14, lost his parents, his elder brother, and three younger siblings to Ebola. He’s one of more than 11,000 children in West Africa who have lost one or both parents to the Ebola virus. World Vision is helping provide for the needs of children like Aruma.

South Sudan: Former child soldiers released, long road to recovery begins
Feb 12, 2015

South Sudan: Former child soldiers released, long road to recovery begins

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 experience.

 

Fatima, 8, and her friend, Sathi, 7, live at a center for vulnerable children in Bangladesh. The center, run by World Vision, cares for children who are living on the streets or in local brothels with their mothers. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Feb 10, 2015

Next week’s meeting at UN key moment for children, says World Vision

Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.

World Vision distributes its first shipment of Ebola health supplies to Mali's Ministry of Health. PHOTO: Francine Obura / World Vision
Feb 6, 2015

Emergency health supplies help World Vision remain vigilant against Ebola in Mali

World Vision received its first donation of personal protective equipment in Mali Thursday. The goods will be used by Mali’s Ministry of Health to protect its frontline health staff.

Syrian refugee child. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jan 21, 2015

World Vision, One Day’s Wages partner to bring relief to Syrian refugees

World Vision has joined forces with Seattle-area non-profit One Day's Wages to bring basic services and protection against freezing weather to Syrian families forced from their homes by brutal war.

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition
Jan 9, 2015

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition

January 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the most devastating disaster ever to hit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. World Vision’s Jean-Wickens Merlone visited with Adeline Eliazard and her three children — Nadine Andrice, 17, Ernst Andrice, 15, and Jerry Andrice, 13 — in the curtained entry of their 432-square-foot concrete house on a mountainside overlooking Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. He reports on their lives, still in transition five years after the quake.

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