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These Iraqi families have all made a long and terrifying journey to escape violence in their home towns. They are currently staying in temporary facilities in Dahuk, Iraq. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Aug 25, 2014

An urgent call to stop the horrific suffering in Iraq

As international faith-based humanitarian and development organizations and networks, we call for international pressure at all levels, and from people, governments and institutions of goodwill, to urgently and adequately address the situation in Iraq.

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
Aug 15, 2014

World Vision to provide emergency relief to thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

Families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, and medicine, says World Vision’s emergency response team.

Iraq crisis: World Vision to deliver aid to displaced children, families as conditions worsen
Aug 25, 2014

Iraq crisis: World Vision to deliver aid to displaced children, families as conditions worsen

Displaced families are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, medicine, and protection. In just one week, an additional 200,000 people were forced to flee violence, bringing the number of affected people to more than 1.5 million.

Gaza conflict: Children need safe space and ‘lasting and just peace’
Aug 27, 2014

Gaza conflict: Children need safe space and ‘lasting and just peace’

World Vision is providing humanitarian aid and psychosocial support for children and families impacted by the fighting.

Jerusalem
Jul 25, 2014

World Vision suspends operations in Gaza, commends Kerry for call for ceasefire

World Vision is deeply distressed by the ongoing violence, soaring death toll and destruction to civilian infrastructure resulting from the ongoing hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

A young boy named Drisak, at home with his mother and a World Vision nutritionist during a regular home visit to monitor progress. PHOTO: World Vision
Jul 20, 2014

Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Aid agencies today warn that the signs of a drought are re-emerging in Somalia and urge for these not to be ignored in order to avoid a relapse into the conditions of the 2011 catastrophe which took the lives of 260,000 Somalis.

Syrian refugee child inside Jordan's Azraq Camp. PHOTO: Meg Sattler/World Vision
Jul 14, 2014

World Vision welcomes Security Council resolution as ‘one of many, many steps’ needed in Syria

World Vision is calling for continued focus on securing aid for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children inside Syria.

A child's picture depicting violence in the Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza region. PHOTO: Niveen Afana / World Vision
Jul 11, 2014

Children’s suffering as a result of the vicious cycle of violence must end in Gaza and Israel, says World Vision

World Vision suspends programs and fears for the safety of children caught in the crossfire.

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