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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 24-year-old woman and her 4-year-old son stay at a shelter in Texas after fleeing El Salvador. PHOTO: Eugene Lee / World Vision
Aug 1, 2014

World Vision: House bill fails to protect children or address root causes of U.S. border crisis

Bill changes Trafficking Victims Protection Act, which passed with bipartisan support in 2008 as a way to protect vulnerable children.

Jul 26, 2014

U.S. border crisis: Children fleeing violence

World Vision is marshaling resources in the United States and abroad to assist children and families caught in the growing humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border. The U.S. Government estimates that at least 60,000 unaccompanied children will be seeking to cross the border this year alone – a number that is also expected to double in 2015. How should we respond?

Jerusalem
Jul 25, 2014

World Vision suspends operations in Gaza, commends Kerry for call for ceasefire

World Vision is deeply distressed by the ongoing violence, soaring death toll and destruction to civilian infrastructure resulting from the ongoing hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

Community members and church leaders hold a candlelight vigil in India to push for an end to human trafficking and forced labor. PHOTO: Impuri Ngayawon / World Vision
Jul 24, 2014

Child protection expert testifies before human rights hearing

World Vision calling for renewed committment to bi-lateral tools that bring government, non-profits, communities together to tackle problem.

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (logo)
Jul 22, 2014

Coalition calls for important trafficking protections to remain in place, protecting children fleeing violence

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking says removing or changing the TVPRA would weaken legal protections for unaccompanied children and make victims of human trafficking particularly vulnerable.

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (logo)
Jul 22, 2014

Anti-trafficking coalition calls on the president to keep safeguards in place for children

Any change to Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act could put vulnerable children at risk

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