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World Vision's staff respond to natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies in dozens of countries each year. Staff can provide eyewitness interviews, expert analysis and compelling insight into these tragic events.

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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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A Syrian child’s life in a refugee camp: Sedra’s story
Jan 14, 2014

A Syrian child’s life in a refugee camp: Sedra’s story

The war in Syria uprooted Sedra’s family and forced them to flee. Now, she and her family live at Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, yearning for their former life.

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
Jan 13, 2014

World Vision calls on South Sudan leaders to put children first

World Vision, one of the largest aid agencies working in South Sudan, is calling on all parties to listen to the cries of the afflicted children and seek a negotiated solution to the nearly month-long conflict in the country.

 
 Sedra, 7, with her friend. The two children live at Jordan's Za'atari Refugee Camp, set up to accommodate the flow of Syrians fleeing violence in their homeland.
Jan 7, 2014

Urgent call to prevent lost generation of Syrian children

Urgent call to prevent lost generation in Syria Crisis.

Syrian refugees face a bitter winter
Jan 6, 2014

Syrian refugees face a bitter winter

Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon and Jordan are bearing the brunt of winter’s cold. Families struggle to stay warm and need your support and prayers to survive.

South Sudan conflict: Children face starvation and diesease as fighting continues
May 19, 2014

South Sudan conflict: Children face starvation and disease as fighting continues

Since December, armed conflict has killed thousands and driven more than 1.3 million South Sudanese from their homes. World Vision is working to meet the needs of displaced children and families.

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health
Jan 8, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health

Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the affected region for mothers and young children to spend time with each other and receive health and nutritional support.

Remedial education classes at the World Vision partner women's center in Irbid, helping Syrian refugees and poor Jordanians.  Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Dec 13, 2013

Joint release - Education declines for Syrian children

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today.

Two Syrian refugees look out from their tent in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon as snow begins to cover the area. Photo: Ralph Baydoun / World Vision
Dec 11, 2013

Winter storm headed for Lebanon

Winter storm in Lebanon threatens Syrian refugees

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