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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

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.

A NY Cityfest billboard festoons a bus in New York. Photo from Flickr.
Jul 6, 2015

World Vision partners with NY CityFest with Luis Palau this week to help provide school supplies for NYC kids

World Vision has partnered with NY CityFest with Luis Palau to help local school children during NY CityFest . World Vision will be on hand to give attendees an opportunity to donate money for school supplies for local children.

A young boy washes his hands before drinking clean water from a World Vision borehole in South Sudan. World Vision works in camps like this one, rehabbing or sinking boreholes and providing water, sanitation, and hygiene training. “Before the borehole, there was one that was far that we used to go to,” says Aluel Kon Chol, the water management committee chair. “There are a lot of changes now. Children can bathe and have drinking water during this hot season.” PHOTO: World Vision / Jon Warren
Jun 29, 2015

NGOs reached nearly 7M people with clean water in 2014

Last year, nearly 7 million people received access to clean water due to the efforts of 37 NGOs alone. Assuming that the number of people reached remains the same each year a cumulative 110 million people will be reached with clean water between 2015 and 2030.

On the 5th of each month, Ibtisam, Sabah's 32-year-old daughter, and her relatives buy their basic food material, through electronic food assistance cards. The cards, referred to as e-cards, are distributed by World Vision to Syrian refugees in Lebanon. They are funded by the World Food Program, but that assistance is in jeopardy with a large percentage of the Syrian refugee response remaining unfunded. PHOTO: World Vision / Mona Daoud
Jun 25, 2015

UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support

Report details serious consequences if Syria aid response remains underfunded.

World Vision 2015 Gift Catalog (cover)
Jun 23, 2015

World Vision Gift Catalog 20th Anniversary

Over the past 20 years 790,000 donors have given life-changing gifts through World Vision's Gift Catalog — such as goats, clean water, food and education — helping 7.3 million people in need around the world.