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International News Director
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Media Relations Director
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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

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision / Hasanthi Jayamaha
Dec 22, 2014

10 years later: From devastation and despair to homes and hope for Indian Ocean tsunami survivors

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision/Hasanthi Jayamaha

From alpacas to school supplies ... there are over 100 ways to give gifts with meaning in World Vision's Gift Catalog. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 22, 2014

Share Big Dreams with one small click: WorldVisionGifts.org offers goats, bees & bicycles as last-minute gifts that give back

Last minute shoppers can find gifts with meaning in World Vision's Gift Catalog

From animals that help families in impoverished countries to food kits that aid families here in the United States, there are many ways to make a year-end donation that will change a life through Word Vision's Gift Catalog. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 22, 2014

Break the 10 percent giving record with year-end giving tips from the World Vision Gift Catalog

Last year, 30 percent of annual giving by Americans occurred in the month of December, and 10 percent of it came through in the last three days of the year. Make your year-end giving count with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

Khardiata, 11, drinks from a well installed by World Vision in her village of Sam Peul. Before the well was drilled, diseases caused by drinking impure well water and skin irritations from insufficient bathing plagued the villagers. PHOTO: World Vision / Karen Homer
Dec 19, 2014

Water for the World Act assures commitment to solve the global water crisis

World Vision applauds the passage of the Water for the World Act, which will help 748 million people get closer to clean water. After unanimous passage in both Houses of Congress, Friday, the President signed H.R. 2901 into law.

Dec 17, 2014

The battle to overcome Ebola in West Africa

About 1,100 have died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, and 15,000 are being monitored. World Vision is training local faith leaders to spread accurate public health messages about prevention; distributing personal protective equipment for community health workers; training burial workers on safe burial practices; and creating radio-based educational programming for children whose schools are closed.

In Iraq Amira,10, cares for her young sister, Aziza, 2, in front of the makeshift shelter they now must call home. Their family was torn apart by the Syria Crisis. PHOTO: World Vision / Mary Kate MacIsaac
Dec 17, 2014

World Vision to attend Berlin meeting for 3RP launch plan to address refugees, host nations

A new plan brings together the United Nations, governments, and NGOs to help the people caught in the Syria crisis.

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