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World Vision's staff respond to natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies in dozens of countries each year. Staff can provide eyewitness interviews, expert analysis and compelling insight into these tragic events.

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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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Refugees in South Sudan take shelter at the UN compound, after violence has driven them from home. PHOTO: James East / World Vision
Jul 8, 2014

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence
Jul 22, 2014

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence

As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, World Vision is providing essential supplies through partner organizations to help unaccompanied minors in transition centers across the United States.

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children
Jun 17, 2014

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

World Vision ready for 2014 hurricane season
Jun 5, 2014

World Vision ready for 2014 hurricane season

Key to an effective emergency response is advance preparation. As another hurricane season begins, World Vision has worked hard to be ready for storms that strike coastal communities here in the United States.

Food kits prepared by volunteers last year to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The contents include enough for a family to have breakfast, lunch and dinner all prepared by just adding boiling water. PHOTO: Juliette Lynch/Genesis Photos
Jun 4, 2014

World Vision prepares for hurricane season by mobilizing communities, stockpiling supplies in the U.S. and abroad

Hurricane season begins June 1. Although it is forecasted to be an average, or below-average year for activity, World Vision is fully prepared to respond.

9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan’s war
Jun 4, 2014

9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan’s war

Violent conflict continues in South Sudan; with nothing to do and little hope, boys and girls are being recruited to fight with militia and government forces.

In areas in Central Bosnia, where water has withdrawn, volunteers clean thick layers of mud that remained. Warmer weather brings the risk of various illnesses and cleaning has to be done as soon as possible. CAT 2 Response - Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina. PHOTO: Aida Sunje/World Vision
May 28, 2014

World Vision helps families in Bosnia, Herzegovina, following worst flooding in more than a century

More than 1.5 million people impacted by flooding in Bosnia-Herzegovina are in need of immediate assistance.

Women fetch water from a World Vision well in Mali. PHOTO: Steve Kay/World Vision
May 21, 2014

Civilians in dire need of protection in north of Mali

The recent spike in violence in northern Mali is a stark reminder of the chronic insecurity that continues to affect hundreds of thousands of Malian people. As the UN Security Council meets to discuss the matter, the protection of civilians should be priority.

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