Earthquake devastates Nepal

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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

PHOTO: World Vision/Enda Balina
Nov 20, 2014

House passage of Girls Count Act furthers U.S. commitment to help children

World Vision applauds the House of Representatives’ passage of the Girls Count Act on Wednesday

As G20 Summit ends, World Vision urges global leaders to to implement concrete measures to achieve inclusive economic growth while eliminating human rights abuses.
Nov 17, 2014

Meeting the G20’s growth target: Not at the expense of children

As G20 Summit ends, World Vision urges global leaders to to implement concrete measures to achieve inclusive economic growth while eliminating human rights abuses. 

Neighbors wash their hands in a community in Sierra Leone hit by Ebola. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Nov 14, 2014

Prevention must be part of Ebola response plan, says World Vision

World Vision and a coalition of other faith-based and humanitarian organizations met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden and White House Ebola Czar Ron Klain to build support for expanding its financial commitment to include both Ebola prevention and treatment.

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport of Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. PHOTO: World Vision / Bruno Col
Nov 13, 2014

As conflict drags on, children in Central African Republic suffering the most, says new report

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. The airport is heavily protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from the rampant conflict. 

As the world's leaders met for the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes, France, World Vision urged the G20 countries to remember "the real 99 percent" — 99 percent of children under 5 who die each year of preventable deaths live in developing countries. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Blank
Nov 12, 2014

G20 must deliver for the most vulnerable

World leaders must look beyond GDP growth numbers to the human impact of their economic reform commitments, World Vision said Wednesday. Global policy makers should ensure those at risk of being excluded from the benefits of growth are not left behind.

A community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time. PHOTO: World Vision
Nov 12, 2014

Universal water access achieved for more than 2,400 villages

In 2014, World Vision provided clean drinking water to every man, woman and child in 2,416 villages.

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