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Between 3,500 and 6,000 children have been recruited into armed groups in the Central African Republic, the U.N. says.
Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm ever known to have made landfall, struck the central Philippines with massive force on November 8, 2013. Once-devastated communities have embarked on a long path to recovery. World Vision is there for the long haul, bringing goods and expertise to assist children in developing personal resilience and families in building strong homes and livelihoods.
Looking from relief to recovery: Typhoon Haiyan, six months later.
As violence has escalated in South Sudan, more and more children are witnesses or victims of attacks. In the United Nations base in Malakal, where World Vision is providing relief services, children recount their losses and their worries for the future.
World Vision will send relief supplies to Arkansas communities hard-hit by this week’s tornadoes, which have killed an estimated 35 people and have destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses.
Non‐governmental organizations express deep concern at the serious escalation in violence in South Sudan, which has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians and is exacerbating an already profound humanitarian crisis.
In the wake of tornadoes that devastated areas of the Midwest, South, and East, World Vision has begun distributing relief supplies in rural Arkansas communities hard-hit by the deadly storms.
Azraq, a new refugee camp, will open near Amman, Jordan at the end of April. It has the capacity to host up to 130,000 people, which would make it one of the world's largest. World Vision calls the opening sad but significant.
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