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National Director
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International News Director
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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

Banksy graffiti: A well-placed, stenciled beaver appears to have chewed through the metal post holding up a “No Parking” sign in New York City
Oct 25, 2013

One year after Sandy, World Vision continues supporting communities

World Vision has been named as the beneficiary of a gift by well-known hedge fund manager Nelson Saiers.

Oct 16, 2013

Good Spread Peanut Butter BOGO sales boost food donation to World Vision for malnourished children in Chad

World Vision recently confirmed and celebrated a ready-to-use therapeutic food donation to Chad, thanks to a new partnership with Good Spread peanut butter.

Cover of 'He Walks Among Us,' a devotional by Richard and Reneé Stearns.
Oct 15, 2013

World Vision CEO Rich Stearns and wife, Renee share true stories of God's love for people worldwide in two new books

World Vision president Richard Stearns and his wife Renee will release two books today through Thomas Nelson Publishing. The first is a devotional featuring stories of people they've met in their travels. The second is a children's Bible storybook.

Families receive supplies from World Vision in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.
Oct 15, 2013

Phailin Release #2: Community Task Force

Community Task Forces prove real-life heroes in saving lives following the onslaught of Cyclone Phailin.

Currently churning in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Phailin is expected to make landfall by Saturday afternoon or evening local time. (Satellite image courtesy of Joint Typhoon Warning Center.)
Oct 12, 2013

Preparations for Cyclone Phailin

World Vision staff are on alert and have made preparations as Cyclone Phailin continues to intensify on its trek towards India.  

Suryani's house in Indonesia is located close to a river bank and her house and the neighborhood are frequently flooded during the rainy season between September and February. World Vision is helping communities like Suryani's with disaster preparedness training. © 2012 Gratiano Widi Setyanto/World Vision
Oct 11, 2013

International Day of Disaster Reduction

International Day of Disaster Reduction: Aid is incomplete without building resilience. World Vision appeals to governments, development organizations and civil society to prioritize and strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to disaster.

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