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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 child's picture depicting violence in the Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza region. PHOTO: Niveen Afana / World Vision
Jul 11, 2014

Children’s suffering as a result of the vicious cycle of violence must end in Gaza and Israel, says World Vision

World Vision suspends programs and fears for the safety of children caught in the crossfire.

"Ruse" (not her real name) is a successful graduate of the World Vision Trauma Recovery Center in Phnom Penh, which is for girls who have been rescued from brothels or who suffered from sexual exploitation. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Jul 8, 2014

World Vision child protection and trafficking expert testifies before the Senate

World Vision's Jesse Eaves calls for more support for vital programs to combat trafficking, at a Senate subcommittee hearing.

Refugees in South Sudan take shelter at the UN compound, after violence has driven them from home. PHOTO: James East / World Vision
Jul 8, 2014

Aid effort to avert South Sudan famine in jeopardy

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of excess of $92 million just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.

Scene from the Old City, Jerusalem. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Jul 7, 2014

World Vision calls for an end to the escalating violence toward Israeli and Palestinian children

The ongoing occupation and conflict has robbed generations of Palestinian and Israeli children of peace, justice, and hope for a future where fullness of life is possible.

Twelve-year-old Teresia in Kenya holds one of the goats th family owns. Through a World Vision cash for assets project, her mother Esther started rearing the goats for income. ©2014 World Vision
Jun 30, 2014

World Vision joins ground-breaking alliance to support millions of farmers

Child-focused development organization World Vision has joined an African Union partnership to reach millions of rural families with climate-smart agriculture approaches that will allow them to produce nutritious and environmentally-sustainable crops.

Three-year-old Ajoy is malnourished, and his father's salary as a tailor only provides enough money each month to buy poor quality vegetables and rice. New efforts to support maternal and child health could help children like Ajoy and others around the world live longer, healthier lives. (PHOTO courtesy World Vision)
Jun 25, 2014

USAID and partners unveil new efforts to save millions of women and children from preventable deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015 — refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.