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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

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.

A Syrian family finds safety in a tented settlement after fleeing to Lebanon.
Sep 4, 2015

European Union obligated to provide special care and protection to child refugees

World Vision is urging the European Union’s interior and justice ministers to make a commitment to ensure the safety and well-being of refugee children at its emergency meeting in Brussels on September 14. 

WV Furniture Row car
Aug 28, 2015

Martin Truex, Jr. and Furniture Row Racing Team Welcome Grand Prize Sweepstakes Winner at Talladega

Furniture Row gives one lucky fan and a guest the trip of a lifetime while also  helping World Vision provide clean water to children and families.

Children in South Sudan near a World Vision project. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Aug 27, 2015

South Sudan deal is just the start of a long road to peace

The signing of the peace agreement by President Salva Kiir Mayardit is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20-month civil war in South Sudan.

NBA player Isaiah Thomas distributes books to students at Boze Elementary School in Tacoma, Wash. PHOTO: Laura Reinhardt / World Vision
Aug 18, 2015

NBA pros return home to help World Vision give area students a strong start to the new school year

Seattle-area NBA players will join humanitarian organization World Vision to distribute school supplies to students in Seattle and Tacoma neighborhoods at three giveaway events in the coming weeks.