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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province
Apr 22, 2013

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province

Updated: World Vision is delivering hygiene supplies and Child-Friendly Kits to families affected by the Sichuan earthquake.

Amid conflict in Syria, stories of shattered lives
Apr 30, 2013

Amid conflict in Syria, stories of shattered lives

As the war in Syria enters its third year, tragic stories continue to emerge of how children and families have been devastated. World Vision is providing assistance to Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homeland.

Six months later, Sandy survivors recall devastation and hope
Apr 29, 2013

Six months later, Sandy survivors recall devastation and hope

When Superstorm Sandy made landfall in the American Northeast last October, millions were left without power or basic supplies in its aftermath. Celeste Grimes of New York City remembers World Vision’s presence in her neighborhood when her family was in great need.

Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland
Mar 27, 2013

Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland

While war leads to suffering for everyone affected, children are most vulnerable to the trauma and distress caused by conflict and displacement.

War in Syria: Children dodge bullets and bombs
Mar 15, 2013

War in Syria: Children dodge bullets and bombs

After two years of fighting, the prolonged conflict in Syria risks leaving an entire generation of children scarred for life, says a new UNICEF report.

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts
Mar 8, 2013

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts

Two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese seaside communities are making progress in rebuilding their lives, and children are key contributors to the rebuilding plans.

Mali crisis: Guide to the war and the needs of children
Aug 27, 2013

Mali crisis: Guide to the war and the needs of children

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the crisis in Mali and how World Vision is responding to the needs of affected children and families.

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs
Feb 12, 2013

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs

Two years after the start of Syria’s civil war, Lebanon struggles to accommodate Syrian refugees who have settled throughout the country.

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