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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

Eukaria, a 5-year-old girl, drinks clean, cool water from a World Vision tap, part of a mechanized borehole in Zambia. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 12, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters join World Vision to promote World Water Day

During World Water Week the Harlem Globetrotters will be taking water out of their famous "water bucket" skit to raise awareness of the hazards of unclean drinking water.

Mohammed is in sixth grade and enjoys football (soccer). His favorite position is goalkeeper. "The thing I miss the most about Syria, he says, is my home. I miss my relatives, neighbors and friends." PHOTO: ©2015 Suzy Sainovski / World Vision
Mar 12, 2015

New poll finds most Americans still unaware of severity of Syria crisis

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, a new poll finds most Americans still have no idea how many people have been affected by the violence. The reality is that more than 3 million Syrian refugees now make up the largest refugee population in the world.

Panorama image taken by NASA of lights on earth at night, focusing on the European/Middle East area. Since this photo was taken on November 27, 2000, Syria's lights have dimmed significantly due to war. PHOTO: Courtesy http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Mar 11, 2015

Eighty-three percent of Syria's lights extinguished after four years of crisis

Analyzing satellite images, scientists based at Wuhan University in China, in co-operation with the #withSyria coalition of 130 non-governmental organizations, have shown that the number of lights visible over Syria at night has fallen by 83% since March 2011.

8-year-old Mary shows off her garden in Zimbabwe. PHOTO:World Vision/Leonard Makombe
Mar 11, 2015

From Food Aid to Resilience: World Vision hosts congressional seminar on tackling world’s hunger through small farmers

Food aid event brings together congressional staffers, World Vision development experts from the United States and Zimbabwe and USAID

Children enjoy a nutritious meal at a World Vision program in Rwanda. PHOTO: World Vision / Ilana Rose
Mar 10, 2015

World Vision joins with other aid organizations to urge Congress to fund important work tackling poverty around the world

World Vision joins more than 150 other aid organizations in calling on Congress to support U.S funding to help reduce poverty around the world.

Mar 10, 2015

Water Now announces global celebration of UN World Water Day with social media voice of 500 million

Pharrell Williams, Pitbull, Fergie, Kesha and One Direction are just a few of the celebrities committed to lending their voices to the Water Now campaign.