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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

Samer stands in the doorway of the tent he shares with eight other people in an informal settlement of Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. (Credit: Patricia Mouamar)
Oct 14, 2015

Syria Crisis: Five years into the conflict, new poll shows increased awareness among Americans

Among those familiar with Syria conflict, more than 4 in 5 Americans now believe the U.S. should help in some way.

Igelo Hellen and baby waiting for medicine at the Kamuda Health Center in Uganda. PHOTO: World Vision
Oct 8, 2015

Bipartisan coalition introduces legislation to save lives of mothers and children

Wednesday, a bipartisan team introduced a bold, bipartisan legislative initiative to dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn and childhood deaths worldwide.

Children and their parents walk together along the Serbia, Croatia border, in their trek across Europe. Many Syrians are making the journey, fleeing the violence in their home country. PHOTO: World Vision/Laura Reinhardt.
Oct 7, 2015

Mark Smith testifies before U.S. Congress on Syria humanitarian crisis

Testimony will focus on the realities on the ground in the Syria humanitarian crisis, the impact on children, and what action World Vision hopes to see from the U.S. government.

mobile warehouse arrives in a disaster zone
Oct 7, 2015

World Vision to send relief supplies for rebuilding after record breaking flooding in South Carolina

Tomorrow morning, World Vision will deploy a 53-foot semi-truck filled with relief supplies from its supply warehouse in Texas to families and communities in South Carolina that have been affected by last week’s deadly flooding.

Sonia and her 10-month-old daughter, Anika, have been attending one of World Vision's health programs in Bangladesh. Anika is malnourished, and the program teaches mothers how to cook local, nutritious meals to improve the health of malnourished children and pregnant women. PHOTO: World Vision
Oct 7, 2015

World Vision applauds the bipartisan introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act in the House of Representatives

World Vision applauds the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act in the House, and calls on all Members of the House to co-sponsor this important legislation.

Three-year-old Adib plays near the tents where his family and another family have lived for the past three days. They're staying at an abandoned brick factory on the outskirts of the Serbian city, Subotica and are hoping to eventually cross into Germany. PHOTO: World Vision/ Laura Reinhardt.
Oct 2, 2015

Letters urge Congress, Administration: Welcome refugees

Evangelical Immigration Table urges Congress and the Obama administration to welcome refugees and significantly increase the number of refugees the country admits in the next fiscal year.