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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

NetHope developed an anti-trafficking Android app for worldwide use in partnership with World Vision and the Vodafone Foundation with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding.
Jun 23, 2014

New hotline number and smartphone app make reporting trafficking possible for more Albanians

Albanians now have the power to quickly, easily and anonymously report suspected cases of trafficking, the illegal trading of human beings for forced labor or commercial sex work.

An image from the State Department's 2014 Trafficking in Persons report. Cover image.
Jun 20, 2014

Children more vulnerable than ever to violence, exploitation in Central America, pushing thousands to flee to U.S.

Annual trafficking report reveals weak safety net for children facing exploitation, violence in Central America

Gangs in Honduras identify territories with graffiti. PHOTO: Heidi Isaza/World Vision
Jun 13, 2014

Numbers of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border will continue to rise without stronger child protection systems, warns World Vision

With thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing to U.S. borders, these numbers will only continue to rise unless country governments strengthen their child protection systems, warns World Vision.

Youth in Brazil compete in World Vision Cup. PHOTO: Jeremie Olivier/World Vision
Jun 11, 2014

Children exposed to greater risk of exploitation during World Cup, warns World Vision

Already dealing with many forms of exploitation throughout their childhood, Brazilian children and adolescents will be exposed to increased risk of labor exploitation, violence and sexual abuse, during the World Cup.

Community children in Cambodia PHOTO: Sopheak Kong/World Vision
Jun 6, 2014

G7 leaders ‘too easily distracted’ as they fail to deliver for children

This year’s G7 meeting in Brussels will be remembered as a summit asking more questions than it answered about the value of this annual forum, says World Vision. 

Food kits prepared by volunteers last year to help people affected by Hurricane Sandy. The contents include enough for a family to have breakfast, lunch and dinner all prepared by just adding boiling water. PHOTO: Juliette Lynch/Genesis Photos
Jun 4, 2014

World Vision prepares for hurricane season by mobilizing communities, stockpiling supplies in the U.S. and abroad

Hurricane season begins June 1. Although it is forecasted to be an average, or below-average year for activity, World Vision is fully prepared to respond.

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