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Families displaced by the violence in South Sudan wait on a crowded bus in Juba, hoping to flee to safety. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision

Crisis in South Sudan: Children's lives at risk!

World Vision urges: Listen to the cries of afflicted children and seek a negotiated solution to the conflict in South Sudan!

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Zakaria and his family live in a small shelter in Azraq refugee camp after fleeing their home in Syria. The family's biggest wish for 2015 is that the war in Syria will stop so they can return home. PHOTO: World Vision / Suzy Sainovski

Syrian displacement should be a wake-up call

More than 29 million children globally have been forced to flee their homes. Syria has 7.6 million displaced people, and 3.8 million refugees.

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16-year-old Mark is an Ebola survivor. After caring for his father who later passed away from the deadly disease, Mark discovered that he had also contracted the virus. He has now finished high school and hopes to someday attend university. Mark shared his experiences with our staff as part of this report. PHOTO: Save the Children

Ebola's devastating aftermath in Sierra Leone

Children across Sierra Leone report that exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic.

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Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

World Vision is providing emergency relief to families in desperate need of food, water and medicine in northern Iraq.

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Press Releases & Resources

A former child soldier rests in World Vision's Children of War Rehabilitation Center in Gulu, Uganda.
Oct 1, 2015

Obama Administration continues to waiver on U.S. commitment to ending use of child soldiers

The Obama Administration waivers on U.S.' commitment to ending the use of child soldiers as the White House releases a new list of countries who will continue receiving U.S. military assistance.

Children celebrate the arrival of clean drinking water at their school in a World Vision area development program in Wema, Kenya. PHOTO: World Vision
Sep 30, 2015

Clean Water for All

World Vision announced a commitment to provide clean water to one new person every 10 seconds by the year 2020. Philanthropists Dana and Dave Dornsife announced their intentions to provide $40 million over five years to support World Vision WASH programs.

World Vision helps families in a camp that houses displaced people from Central African Republic. World Vision also used the new camp as a livelihood program where Christian and Muslim community members were paid to build the new camp-side by side. This helps in social cohesion and peace building. PHOTO: Bruno Col / World Vision
Sep 29, 2015

Insecurity in Central African Republic halts much-needed relief work

All programs halted until security situation improves. World Vision had been prioritizing child protection, peacebuilding work, reaching more than 150,000 people.

Families impacted by Typhoon Haiyan receive financial help quickly and securely through MasterCard's Aid Network, with transmits funds electronically. PHOTO: Rhonda Hirst/ World Vision.
Sep 24, 2015

MasterCard Transforms Aid Distribution

New electronic funds system helps deliver money to families in need quickly and securely.

Sustainable Global Development Goals
Sep 22, 2015

Real work has only just begun, says World Vision ahead of historic summit to adopt global development goals

Over 150 heads of state will gather in New York from September 25 to 27 to adopt an ambitious agenda to eradicate extreme poverty within the next 15 years.

Syrian refugees gather in Kanjiza camp in Northern Serbia, waiting to continue their journey. Thousands have fled to Serbia to escape the violence in Syria. World Vision is helping with baby kits and hygiene supplies. PHOTO: World Vision/Aida Sunje
Sep 9, 2015

World Vision expands work to help Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe

Parents left with difficult decisions as aid runs short. Aid organization has been helping families impacted by conflict in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan with food, water, health, child friendly spaces and more.