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  • photos
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  • other resources on issues of poverty and injustice

 

Johnny Cruz
National Director
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Laura Blank
International News Director
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Cynthia Colin
Senior Director
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Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

World Vision is providing emergency relief to families in desperate need of food, water and medicine in northern Iraq.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children desperately need our protection

1.5 million children have already fled Syria, but more than half that number remain, and are directly threatened by violence.

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Medical supplies, destined to assist in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, await loading on a Boeing 747-400 flight that departed New York on Monday, September 22.  ©2014 Marilynn K. Yee / Genesis Photos.

Fighting Ebola in West Africa

World Vision, McKesson, and other donors have prepared a massive shipment of medical supplies to support Sierra Leone health workers.

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A local repair committee in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana fix a well provided by World Vision. PHOTO: World Vision

Saving lives through water, sanitation & hygiene

The staying power of World Vision's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in West Africa is celebrated in a new report.

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Press Releases & Resources

Ebola Medical Supply Donation
Sep 18, 2014

World Vision, McKesson, other donors prepare massive shipment of medical supplies to support Sierra Leone health workers

Days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies.

Alpacas' cashmere-like wool can support an entire family; one animal produces 12 pounds of strong, warm, lightweight wool every year for 25 years.
Sep 16, 2014

The World Vision Gift Catalog provides 100+ presents with a purpose

Since it first began in1996, the popularity of World Vision’s Gift Catalog as a gift giving alternative has grown substantially, with over 844,000 people in the U.S. and around the world contributing in the last fiscal year alone. 

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
Sep 9, 2014

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development joins Big Ideas@Berkeley Competition

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) and University of California, Berkeley today announced a partnership to include a “Mobiles for Reading” category within the annual Big Ideas@Berkeley competition.

Water Now
Sep 5, 2014

Water Now springs to life in Stockholm

"Water Now" organizers have selected World Vision to be their philanthropic and educational partner based on years of experience and success addressing water issues around the world.

Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision
Sep 3, 2014

Children 'may never recover' from Syrian conflict, says World Vision

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.”

Well repair committee in Ghana
Sep 2, 2014

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

UNC study finds World Vision’s model of local water committees and usage fees results in nearly 80 percent of wells remaining in use after two decades.

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