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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

Dr. Anne Peterson with World Vision testifies at a Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Ebola Wednesday.
Dec 15, 2014

World Vision health expert testifies at Senate hearing on Ebola

Dr. Anne Peterson, a public health expert who recently returned from West Africa, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on gaps in the Ebola response and how local partners could better connect with the interfaith effort to stem the disease.

Families seek shelter in Redemptorist Church in Tacloban after Typhoon Hagupit brought punishing wind and rain to the Philippines. PHOTO: World Vision / Joy Maluyo
Dec 7, 2014

Thousands heed mandatory evacuation in Tacloban on the heels of Hagupit; World Vision distribution starts today

World Vision provides supplies to survivors of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.

Families take shelter inside evacuation centers throughout Tacloban, in advance of the approach of Typhoon Hagupit to the Philippines. PHOTO: World Vision / Cristie Macabe
Dec 6, 2014

Over half a million evicted by Hagupit: World Vision mobilizes response teams

World Vision disaster response teams are on high alert on Leyte, Samar, and Panay islands as punishing winds and rains from Typhoon Hagupit track northwest over the central Philippines.

These three children are among tens of thousands internally displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision / Melany Markham
Dec 5, 2014

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home.

A still from a time-lapse satellite image of Typhoon Hagupit, courtesy of CYCLOCANE, shows its approach to the Philippines.
Dec 4, 2014

Over a year after Typhoon Haiyan, survivors rush to evacuation centers, bracing for impact of Typhoon Hagupit

A new super storm, Typhoon Hagupit, threatens to undo progress as families in the Philippines are still rebuilding after last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan disaster. World Vision has mobilized its response teams in case Hagupit's impact is severe.

Displaced children play in an informal camp in Northern Iraq for families that have fled ethnic and religious violence. PHOTO: World Vision / Kate MacIsaac
Dec 2, 2014

Fears about child safety are misplaced, new global study finds

The places where people think their children are most in danger are not the ones they should be most scared about, finds a new report released today. "Fearing Wrong" also reveals that violence against children is a common, growing and under-reported problem worldwide.