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As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.
World Vision is urging world leaders not to forget the ongoing suffering of children caused by the Syrian conflict, as refugee numbers surpassed 3 million Friday in what the UN is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”
As international faith-based humanitarian and development organizations and networks, we call for international pressure at all levels, and from people, governments and institutions of goodwill, to urgently and adequately address the situation in Iraq.
Families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, and medicine, says World Vision’s emergency response team.
Displaced families fleeing violence are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, medicine, and protection.
World Vision is calling for continued focus on securing aid for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children inside Syria.
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.
This weekend, John Brown University will host its annual shelter design competition to build a transitional shelter for refugees. This year the prototypes must meet the needs of Syrian refugees living in camps along the Syrian borders of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.