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As children across the United States prepare to return to school in the next month, residents of tornado-slammed Moore, Okla., have an additional burden to bear. World Vision is on the ground there, helping to ease the transition while providing physical and emotional support to affected children and families.
Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in Lebanon, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.
UNICEF estimates that children make up more than half of the refugees fleeing Syria.
World Vision is moving quickly to expand its tornado response beyond the earlier target of 25,000 people in Moore, Shawnee, and Noble, Oklahoma, and Granbury, Texas.
A World Vision aid worker in Lebanon tells of the hope and care found amid dire circumstances.
Area resident Deanna Stephens recounts her terrifying experience taking cover — and surviving — as a catastrophic tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving behind a path of unspeakable devastation. World Vision is on the ground in Oklahoma, providing assistance to families hit hardest by the disaster.
UPDATED: World Vision has deployed an assessment team and a truck filled with relief supplies to respond to the needs of families devastated by the catastrophic tornado that blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City.
World Vision is deploying disaster relief supplies to families devastated by the severe storm outbreak in North Texas.
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