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National Director
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International News Director
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Senior Director
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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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A young man fleeing four years of violence in El Salvador told World Vision: "When the government and the police are working to diminish violence, that’s the day when I go back. But now I am heading to the U.S. I'll be safe there and will find a job." PHOTO: ©2014 David Munoz / World Vision

U.S. border crisis: Children fleeing violence

World Vision is increasing efforts in the U.S. and abroad to assist children caught in the growing humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border.

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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! Read our new report here.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children 'may never recover' from conflict

If the world continues to turn its back on Syria, it is the children who’ll continue to suffer the most.

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Press Releases & Resources

Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Sep 22, 2014

First-ever "flash philanthropy" day benefits rural hospital in Zambia

Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.

Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014
Sep 22, 2014

Congressional testimony: Ending the use of child soldiers

Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.

children pray in church in Rwanda
Sep 19, 2014

Can the church help bring an end to global poverty?

World Vision will partner with Sojourners, the Micah Challenge and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition to host a prayer vigil with U.S. church leaders September 24 in New York as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) begins.

Ebola Medical Supply Donation
Sep 18, 2014

World Vision, McKesson, Other Donors Prepare for Massive Shipment of Medical Supplies to Support Sierra Leone Health Workers

Days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies.

Alpacas' cashmere-like wool can support an entire family; one animal produces 12 pounds of strong, warm, lightweight wool every year for 25 years.
Sep 16, 2014

The World Vision Gift Catalog provides 100+ presents with a purpose

Since it first began in1996, the popularity of World Vision’s Gift Catalog as a gift giving alternative has grown substantially, with over 844,000 people in the U.S. and around the world contributing in the last fiscal year alone. 

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
Sep 9, 2014

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development joins Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and University of California, Berkeley today announced a partnership to include a “Mobiles for Reading” category within the annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition.

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