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Non‐governmental organizations express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.
In the wake of tornadoes that devastated areas of the Midwest, South, and East, World Vision has begun distributing relief supplies in rural Arkansas communities hard-hit by the deadly storms.
Azraq, a new refugee camp, will open near Amman, Jordan at the end of April. It has the capacity to host up to 130,000 people, which would make it one of the world's largest. World Vision calls the opening sad but significant.
This weekend, John Brown University will host its annual shelter design competition to build a transitional shelter for refugees. This year the prototypes must meet the needs of Syrian refugees living in camps along the Syrian borders of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.
Renewed fighting has broken out in several cities in South Sudan, including the border town of Renk where many internally displace people relocated due to the stability in the area, reports World Vision.
Without urgent funding in the next few weeks, seven million children and families will be at risk of starvation in South Sudan, as violent conflict rages on.
In Rwanda, Emmanuel Nyirimbuga works in a World Vision community project that brings survivors and perpetrators together to find healing and forgiveness. Emmanuel is a genocide perpetrator. Read a recent interview with him.
New research from Columbia University shows that Child-Friendly Spaces like those set up by World Vision and other relief agencies in disaster or conflict areas give children and their parents more confidence about avoiding child trafficking and labor.