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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

Cover of the report 'After the Earthquake: Nepal's children speak out
Jul 25, 2015

New report: children express fears and insecurity following devastating Nepal earthquakes

Children call for better shelter solutions, more education so they are prepared ahead of the next natural disaster.

Jul 22, 2015

Steve Hilton of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Dana and Dave Dornsife honored as first Water Warrior Award recipients

World Vision is honoring Steven M. Hilton of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Dana and Dave Dornsife as the first recipients of its Water Warrior Award.

Jul 20, 2015

A U.S. Humanitarian, Development and Peacebuilding Statement on the U.S. Global Countering Violent Extremism Agenda

We appreciate the increase in political commitments to address the drivers of violent extremism, but  we are concerned that recent strategy risks repeating the same mistakes as other post-9/11 stabilization initiatives.

Jul 20, 2015

Seattle Sounders FC supports clean water partnership of five Washington organizations

Washington Global Health Alliance, PATH, University of Washington, Washington State University, and World Vision announce “Water, Wealth and Health” partnership in Tanzania

Jul 15, 2015

The battle to overcome Ebola in West Africa

About 1,100 have died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, and 15,000 are being monitored. World Vision is training local faith leaders to spread accurate public health messages about prevention; distributing personal protective equipment for community health workers; training burial workers on safe burial practices; and creating radio-based educational programming for children whose schools are closed.

Sister Margaret hands out bowls of food to children at St. Joseph School in Kuajok, one of many "food for education" programs in Warrup State, South Sudan. Sister Margaret, a South Sudanese nun with the Sacred Heart Order of Egypt, is driven, she says, by her faith in Jesus to help the children of South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision/Jon Warren
Jul 15, 2015

Global Conference on Religion and Sustainable Development: strengthening partnerships to end extreme poverty

Efforts to control Ebola epidemic, reduce stigma a recent example of faith leaders coming together and leading in the development sphere.