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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

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.

Oct 6, 2014

International Day of the Girl Child furthers awareness, empowerment of vulnerable women on October 11

Three years after the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, the 2014 World Vision Gift Catalog encourages men and women to further awareness and advocacy for vulnerable girls worldwide.


Former child soldiers being retrained with a marketable skill at World Vision's Rebound Centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo. PHOTO: ©2013 Kayla Robertson / World Vision
Sep 30, 2014

Some progress made on protecting potential child soldiers

Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.

Child affected by conflict in Iraq/Syria
Sep 23, 2014

As airstrikes in Syria begin, World Vision urges international leaders to protect affected children

As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.

Aloisi Lomayani, 46, of Mbuyuni, Tanzania, digs out a water pan with his family in an attempt to collect the sparse rainfall. "The problem is climate change," he says. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Sep 23, 2014

UN Climate Summit should champion approaches that ensure livelihoods of most vulnerable, says World Vision

World Vision is at the UN Climate Summit in New York, calling for action to help millions of rural farm families adopt climate-smart agricultural practices that will make it possible for them to reliably produce more nutritious and environmentally sustainable crops.