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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

"Telling Our Stories: Leveraging Food Assistance for a Hunger-Free World" is World Vision's 2014 World Food Day special report.
Oct 16, 2014

Report challenges thinking on food assistance to hungry

A new report to be presented on World Food Day (16 October) challenges conventional thinking on food assistance — it’s not just about distributing food packages — and gives new ideas to feed the hundreds of millions of children who go to bed hungry each night.

Leveraging Food Assistance for a Hunger-Free World: World Vision's 2014 World Food Day Report
Oct 15, 2014

FAQ: World Food Day and the Zero Hunger Challenge

This FAQ sheet accompanies World Vision's presentation of a new report, Telling Our Stories: Leveraging food assistance for a hunger-free world (PDF) at a World Food Day event at the European Parliament in Brussels.

World Vision International President Kevin Jenkins visits with Veronica, a mother of five, and her youngest child, Joseph Kyanowok. PHOTO: Nigel Marsh / World Vision
Oct 15, 2014

South Sudan escapes official famine, but even without a name hunger still kills

South Sudan’s food insecurity crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meager crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger.

Refugees collect water in Malakal, South Sudan. PHOTO: Abraham Nhial Wei / World Vision
Oct 14, 2014

From crisis to catastrophe: South Sudan’s man-made crisis – and how the world must act now to prevent catastrophe in 2015

A group of leading aid agencies, including World Vision, warned today that parts of South Sudan — already the world’s worse food crisis — could fall into famine early next year if the nine-month long conflict escalates as expected.

Implementation of a solar-powered Grundfos pump system associated with a World Vision well in Kenya. PHOTO: World Vision.
Oct 14, 2014

Leaders in water business team up to reach 2 million people

Grundfos, the world’s leading pump manufacturer, and World Vision — the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world — announced a new partnership to provide clean water to 2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa over the next five years.

Cascade Designs President Joe McSwiney highlights global health and job creation benefits at the Environmental Goods Agreement launch event.
Oct 9, 2014

Cascade Designs supports effort to boost exports of U.S.-made environmental technologies

World Vision partners with Cascade Designs and several global health non-profit organizations to develop a new water purification device to bring clean water to populations around the world.

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