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World Vision’s media relations team provides journalists and bloggers with:

World Vision news from around the globe 
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  • other resources on issues of poverty and injustice


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Refugees and migrants arrive by the busloads at the Croatian border, where World Vision and other aid agencies are there to provide relief supplies as the refugees hurry to cross the border. World Vision's relief supplies include bottled water, canned meat, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, diapers, baby food, and toys or balls for the children. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Reinhardt

Survey: American attitudes toward Syrian refugees

World Vision survey says Americans are ready & willing to help Syrian refugees — they just haven't done it yet.

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This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

The movement to end extreme poverty

This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

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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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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

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.

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
Jun 22, 2015

Record-high displacement figures are "wake-up call" for world leaders, says World Vision

World Vision is calling for increased support for refugee children, as new figures show that more than 29 million children around the world have been forced to flee their homes – a number greater than the entire population of Texas.