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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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A young man fleeing four years of violence in El Salvador told World Vision: "When the government and the police are working to diminish violence, that’s the day when I go back. But now I am heading to the U.S. I'll be safe there and will find a job." PHOTO: ©2014 David Munoz / World Vision

U.S. border crisis: Children fleeing violence

World Vision is increasing efforts in the U.S. and abroad to assist children caught in the growing humanitarian crisis along the U.S. border.

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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

Crisis in South Sudan: Children's lives at risk!

World Vision urges: Listen to the cries of afflicted children and seek a negotiated solution to the conflict in South Sudan! Read our new report here.

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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 'may never recover' from conflict

If the world continues to turn its back on Syria, it is the children who’ll continue to suffer the most.

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Press Releases & Resources

Jerusalem
Jul 25, 2014

World Vision suspends operations in Gaza, commends Kerry for call for ceasefire

World Vision is deeply distressed by the ongoing violence, soaring death toll and destruction to civilian infrastructure resulting from the ongoing hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

Community members and church leaders hold a candlelight vigil in India to push for an end to human trafficking and forced labor. PHOTO: Impuri Ngayawon / World Vision
Jul 24, 2014

Child protection expert testifies before human rights hearing

World Vision calling for renewed committment to bi-lateral tools that bring government, non-profits, communities together to tackle problem.

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (logo)
Jul 22, 2014

Coalition calls for important trafficking protections to remain in place, protecting children fleeing violence

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking says removing or changing the TVPRA would weaken legal protections for unaccompanied children and make victims of human trafficking particularly vulnerable.

The Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (logo)
Jul 22, 2014

Anti-trafficking coalition calls on the president to keep safeguards in place for children

Any change to Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act could put vulnerable children at risk

Guatemalan authorities guard unaccompanied children who are being returned to Guatemala, at the International Airport of La Aurora. From here they were sent to a temporary shelter. PHOTO ©2014 Cecilio Martínez / World Vision
Jul 22, 2014

A letter to Congress from the Evangelical Immigration Table

World Vision joins with the Evangelical Immigration Table to call for proper treatment of children fleeing violence in Latin America.

A young boy named Drisak, at home with his mother and a World Vision nutritionist during a regular home visit to monitor progress. PHOTO: World Vision
Jul 20, 2014

Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Aid agencies today warn that the signs of a drought are re-emerging in Somalia and urge for these not to be ignored in order to avoid a relapse into the conditions of the 2011 catastrophe which took the lives of 260,000 Somalis.

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