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The U.S. State Department has issued its 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report. Cover image.
Jun 19, 2013

Annual Trafficking in Persons Report shows increase in countries using child soldiers

U.S. Department of State calls out countries that have failed to show improvements in fighting human trafficking, in its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report released today. The report shows a 30% increase in countries using child soldiers. Some receive U.S. military aid.

Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school
Aug 13, 2013

Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school

With no end in sight for the refugee crisis in Syria, providing access to education for displaced children is just one among many urgent needs as humanitarian conditions grow increasingly dire.

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’
Jul 12, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’

Humanitarian conditions are increasingly grim in this region as fighting rages in Syria and millions of civilians have fled to neighboring countries, with thousands more crossing the border every week. Additional funding is urgently needed to provide care for refugees.

Aug 30, 2013

World Vision's Campaign for Every Child

The For Every Child campaign is the most far-reaching endeavor in World Vision’s history. Our goals are ambitious and the impact we hope to make would transform the lives of a generation of children.

More countries using child soldiers
Jun 20, 2013

More countries using child soldiers

Seven out of 10 countries using child soldiers receive U.S. military support, despite a U.S. law against it.

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis
Jun 20, 2014

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis

Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers
Jun 18, 2013

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers

Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a firsthand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous, degrading, and dirty work.

VIDEO: The three Ds of child labor
Jun 17, 2013

VIDEO: The three Ds of child labor

Dangerous, Dirty, Degrading: Some 115 million children work in “3-D” jobs, and the impact is devastating. Learn the facts and take action against child slavery.

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