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Thursday, June 20, 2013 is World Refugee Day and humanitarians will be hard at work in Jordan’s northeastern desert helping to build what will become the country’s largest refugee camp.
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.
Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.
Lack of rainfall during recent growing seasons has resulted in food deficits for 3.5 million people in Mali. World Vision has responded to the food crisis here by distributing food to the most vulnerable.
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.
As children across the United States prepare to return to school in the next month, residents of tornado-slammed Moore, Okla., have an additional burden to bear. World Vision is on the ground there, helping to ease the transition while providing physical and emotional support to affected children and families.
Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.
UNICEF estimates that children make up more than half of the refugees fleeing Syria.