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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

Apr 21, 2015

2015 Mother's Day Gift Catalog

World Vision presents its 2015 Mother's Day Gift Catalog, offering numerous ways for Mom to help change the world!

School children in Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday. This photo, taken last year, captures a group of friends in the classroom. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Apr 14, 2015

As nearly 2 million children return to school in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, psychosocial support will be crucial, says World Vision

School children in Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday after a nine-month hiatus, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.

Women in Somalia carry bags of aid supplies handed out to people displaced from their homes by violence. The supplies include blankets, jerry cans, soap, cups, plastic basins, mosquito nets and cooking pots. PHOTO: World Vision / Paul Bettings
Apr 13, 2015

Somali Lifeline Under Threat: Aid agencies express concern at closure of money Remittance Providers in Kenya

In its battle against terrorism, Kenya has revoked the licenses of 13 Money Remittance Providers based in Kenya. But one out of every three Somali families say that without these remittance flows they would not be able to pay for food, school or basic healthcare.

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Apr 8, 2015

Babson’s Lewis Institute to award social entrepreneurs from Partners in Health and Channels of Hope

The Lewis Institute at Babson College will include World Vision’s Channels of Hope team among its winners of the 2015 Social Innovator Awards.

A boy in Burundi receives clean water. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 7, 2015

World Bank interfaith initiative ‘momentous,’ says World Vision as it signs up

Faith leaders have a responsibility to step up their efforts to end extreme poverty, said World Vision today as the organization’s international president, Kevin Jenkins, pledged commitment to an interfaith movement.

Refugee Enstar, 28, and a neighbor. Enstar is a mother of eight including a young baby. She lives tent in an internally-displaced people’s (IDP) camp in Erbil, Iraq Kurdistan and is trying her best to keep her infant warm, despite the meager shelter. PHOTO: World Vision/Cecil Laguardia
Mar 30, 2015

‘Political solution the only option for Syria,’ says aid agency on eve of conference

Ahead of the third donor pledging conference in Kuwait, humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organisation World Vision has issued an urgent plea for support for Syrian humanitarian crisis.

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