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Streets in Kathmandu filled with rubble and toppled buildings following the 7.8 quake. PHOTO: World Vision

7.8 quake in Nepal kills thousands

The entire country is in shock, with more than 4,000 dead and many thousands more injured or homeless. World Vision is responding.

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Every 30 seconds, World Vision provides clean water to a new person, somewhere in the world. PHOTO: World Vision #waterEffect #waterNow

World Water Day poll results in

Harris Poll survey results show westerners and seniors most likely to conserve water, among other findings.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children desperately need our protection

1.5 million children have already fled Syria, but more than half that number remain, and are directly threatened by violence.

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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

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 25, 2015

World Vision emergency team responds as 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday.

Apr 21, 2015

2015 Mother's Day Gift Catalog

World Vision presents its 2015 Mother's Day Gift Catalog, offering numerous ways for Mom to help change the world!

School children in Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday. This photo, taken last year, captures a group of friends in the classroom. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Apr 14, 2015

As nearly 2 million children return to school in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, psychosocial support will be crucial, says World Vision

School children in Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday after a nine-month hiatus, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.

Women in Somalia carry bags of aid supplies handed out to people displaced from their homes by violence. The supplies include blankets, jerry cans, soap, cups, plastic basins, mosquito nets and cooking pots. PHOTO: World Vision / Paul Bettings
Apr 13, 2015

Somali Lifeline Under Threat: Aid agencies express concern at closure of money Remittance Providers in Kenya

In its battle against terrorism, Kenya has revoked the licenses of 13 Money Remittance Providers based in Kenya. But one out of every three Somali families say that without these remittance flows they would not be able to pay for food, school or basic healthcare.

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Apr 8, 2015

Babson’s Lewis Institute to award social entrepreneurs from Partners in Health and Channels of Hope

The Lewis Institute at Babson College will include World Vision’s Channels of Hope team among its winners of the 2015 Social Innovator Awards.

A boy in Burundi receives clean water. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 7, 2015

World Bank interfaith initiative ‘momentous,’ says World Vision as it signs up

Faith leaders have a responsibility to step up their efforts to end extreme poverty, said World Vision today as the organization’s international president, Kevin Jenkins, pledged commitment to an interfaith movement.

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