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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

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.

A little boy grins holding a hand-knitted sweater donated through Knit for Kids. PHOTO: James Edward Bates / Genesis Photos
Nov 11, 2014

Knitters produce more than 10,000 clothing items for people in need

More than 10,000 shoppers at A.C. Moore stores knitted clothing items for children in need through World Vision’s Knit for Kids program. Several of these donated items will be distributed to New York-area children tomorrow.

Many people still live inside the "40 Meter No-Build-Zone," in makeshift huts, with nowhere else to go. PHOTO: German Press photographer Klaus Becker on his trip to Tacloban and Ormac for the one year anniversay of Typhoon Haiyan. Used with permission.
Nov 7, 2014

A year since Typhoon Haiyan: More than a million people assisted; a remarkable journey of resilience

November 8 is precisely one year since the world’s strongest typhoon slammed the Philippines with unimaginable force. In the last 12 months, World Vision has continued to stand with survivors as they begin to rebuild their lives and look toward the future.

World Vision's 2014 Holiday Gift Catalog (cover thumbnail)
Nov 5, 2014

Most Americans say surge in global crises will not impact holiday charitable giving

A new World Vision survey found that most Americans (who typically make charitable donations during the holidays) do not plan to change the amount of their holiday charitable giving this year due to global crises, the biggest exception are millineal men.

Team World Vision runners at the Chicago Marathon. PHOTO: Roger Flessing / World Vision
Oct 30, 2014

Local athletes run 6K to provide clean water in rural Kenya

Local Chicagoland runners will take to the streets this weekend to run 6K as part of a national effort to raise money for clean water and sanitation systems in rural Kenya. The event, hosted by World Vision, takes place November 1 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Chicago.

Ansha, playing with her youngest daughter, Maida. Ansha was just 10 years old when Ethiopia’s infamous 1984 famine swept Antsokia Valley. Suffering from malnutrition, she recovered following treatment at one of World Vision’s emergency feeding centers. Though she experienced nightmares for years, today her life has transformed. Now the mother of four healthy children, Ansha sells sugarcane by the truckload. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision
Oct 20, 2014

Antsokia Valley transformed over 30 years, says World Vision

Children are now thriving in today’s lush green landscape of Antsokia, which was one of the hardest-hit areas 30 years ago, where an estimated 1 million people were affected by famine in Ethiopia.

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