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Public Relations Director
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Public Relations Director
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Refugees and migrants arrive by the busloads at the Croatian border, where World Vision and other aid agencies are there to provide relief supplies as the refugees hurry to cross the border. World Vision's relief supplies include bottled water, canned meat, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, diapers, baby food, and toys or balls for the children. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Reinhardt

Survey: American attitudes toward Syrian refugees

World Vision survey says Americans are ready & willing to help Syrian refugees — they just haven't done it yet.

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This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

The movement to end extreme poverty

This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

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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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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

Boy in Burundi receives clean water. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 25, 2015

Water Now: The largest clean water social media campaign in history tops social media voice of one billion people in support of UN World Water Day

Water Now today announced the overall social media voice exceeded more than one billion people when the clean water campaign ended on March 22, 2015.

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan
Mar 20, 2015

Cyclone Pam lends urgency to call for leaders in Sendai to tackle impact of disasters on children

World Vision will take its case, bolstered by the destructive force of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, for prioritizing the needs of children in humanitarian disasters to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

A community in Africa gathers around a new water point.
Mar 19, 2015

Water Now surpasses social media voice of 800 million people in support of United Nations World Water Day

Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Juanes and Romeo Santos are the latest international celebrities to join the social media call to support World Vision's efforts to bring clean water to children in Africa.

Most families on Vanuatu live in thatched-roof houses that are very vulnerable to severe weather. PHOTO: ©2015 World Vision
Mar 17, 2015

World Vision reaches remote island in Vanuatu, finds 'utter devastation'

As aid agencies begin to gain access to Vanuatu’s outer islands, the full extent of the damage from Cyclone Pam is becoming clearer. World Vision’s emergency team chartered a flight to Tanna Island on Tuesday, which they described as "a scene of utter devastation."

The Water Effect
Mar 16, 2015

Westerners, seniors most likely to conserve water

People in the western United States and U.S. adults 55 years old and older are among those most likely to practice water conservation in their home, according to a new poll coinciding with World Water Day.

Houses were destroyed and possessions scattered by sustained winds of 160 mph when Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 15, 2015

Staff missing, damage unknown as aid agencies rush to respond to Cyclone Pam

One day after Cyclone Pam slammed into the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, the full extent of the damage remains unknown. It is believed that the cyclone may have impacted as much as 50 percent of the country.