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World Vision’s media relations team provides journalists and bloggers with:

World Vision news from around the globe 
  • information
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  • other resources on issues of poverty and injustice


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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

Alpacas' cashmere-like wool can support an entire family; one animal produces 12 pounds of strong, warm, lightweight wool every year for 25 years.
Sep 16, 2014

The World Vision Gift Catalog provides 100+ presents with a purpose

Since it first began in1996, the popularity of World Vision’s Gift Catalog as a gift giving alternative has grown substantially, with over 844,000 people in the U.S. and around the world contributing in the last fiscal year alone. 

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
Sep 9, 2014

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development joins Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and University of California, Berkeley today announced a partnership to include a “Mobiles for Reading” category within the annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition.

Water Now
Sep 5, 2014

Water Now springs to life in Stockholm

"Water Now" organizers have selected World Vision to be their philanthropic and educational partner based on years of experience and success addressing water issues around the world.

Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision
Sep 3, 2014

Children 'may never recover' from Syrian conflict, says World Vision

World Vision is urging world leaders not to forget the ongoing suffering of children caused by the Syrian conflict, as refugee numbers surpassed 3 million Friday in what the UN is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”

Well repair committee in Ghana
Sep 2, 2014

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

UNC study finds World Vision’s model of local water committees and usage fees results in nearly 80 percent of wells remaining in use after two decades.

These Iraqi families have all made a long and terrifying journey to escape violence in their home towns. They are currently staying in temporary facilities in Dahuk, Iraq. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Aug 25, 2014

An urgent call to stop the horrific suffering in Iraq

As international faith-based humanitarian and development organizations and networks, we call for international pressure at all levels, and from people, governments and institutions of goodwill, to urgently and adequately address the situation in Iraq.