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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

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan
Mar 20, 2015

Cyclone Pam lends urgency to call for leaders in Sendai to tackle impact of disasters on children

World Vision will take its case, bolstered by the destructive force of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, for prioritizing the needs of children in humanitarian disasters to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

A community in Africa gathers around a new water point.
Mar 19, 2015

Water Now surpasses social media voice of 800 million people in support of United Nations World Water Day

Britney Spears, Alicia Keys, Juanes and Romeo Santos are the latest international celebrities to join the social media call to support World Vision's efforts to bring clean water to children in Africa.

Most families on Vanuatu live in thatched-roof houses that are very vulnerable to severe weather. PHOTO: ©2015 World Vision
Mar 17, 2015

World Vision reaches remote island in Vanuatu, finds 'utter devastation'

As aid agencies begin to gain access to Vanuatu’s outer islands, the full extent of the damage from Cyclone Pam is becoming clearer. World Vision’s emergency team chartered a flight to Tanna Island on Tuesday, which they described as "a scene of utter devastation."

The Water Effect
Mar 16, 2015

Westerners, seniors most likely to conserve water

People in the western United States and U.S. adults 55 years old and older are among those most likely to practice water conservation in their home, according to a new poll coinciding with World Water Day.

Houses were destroyed and possessions scattered by sustained winds of 160 mph when Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila. PHOTO: World Vision
Mar 15, 2015

Staff missing, damage unknown as aid agencies rush to respond to Cyclone Pam

One day after Cyclone Pam slammed into the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, the full extent of the damage remains unknown. It is believed that the cyclone may have impacted as much as 50 percent of the country.

Hoda, 4, at right, and her brother Khalil, 5, are Syrian refugees living in the Bekaa valley in an informal tented settlement. As he stands in the snow in worn slippers, Khalil explains: “I don’t have a father or a mother. My grandma takes care of us.” Khalil spends his days watching over his younger sister, whom he gave his only pair of boots. PHOTO: World Vision / Ralph Baydoun
Mar 12, 2015

Aid agencies give UN Security Council a 'fail grade' on Syria

Aid agencies today released a scathing critique of the UN Security Council powers, detailing how they have failed to alleviate the suffering of civilians in Syria amid intensifying conflict four years after the start of the crisis.

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