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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 children in Jordan work together to research, compile and write a child-led report focusing on the challenges facing refugees like themselves. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision

Two perspectives on the conflict in Syria

What Americans think about the crisis ... versus what the children of Syria think.

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Press Releases & Resources

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.

Dr. Greg Allgood, World Vision's new vice president for Water, discusses how to achieve this UN Millennium Development Goal.
Jun 19, 2013

P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water pioneer joining World Vision

Dr. Greg Allgood, founder/director of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, will join World Vision as vice president for World Vision Water. Allgood's work to help World Vision bring access to clean water to millions more people around the world.

World Vision is building the Azraq refugee camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Jun 19, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees set to pass 2 million within weeks

The number of Syrian refugees will pass the 2 million mark within the next 9 weeks, a coalition of 18 aid agencies warned today. Marking the UN’s World Refugee Day, the coalition said it was deeply concerned about the alarming escalation of refugee numbers.

World Vision provided emergency food aid and relief support to 800 people following flash flooding in Ethiopia.
Jun 18, 2013

An open letter to Congress: Please support the Royce-Engel Food Aid Amendment

World Vision and other NGOs working to alleviate global hunger and poverty around the world strongly encourage Congress to support the Royce-Engel amendment (#55) to HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, expected to be voted on this week.

Subsistence farming in Vaslui, Romania.
Jun 18, 2013

U.S. NGOs support bipartisan food assistance reform amendment to House farm bill

NGO alliance InterAction welcomes the recent introduction of Amendment 55 to HR 1947, the FARRM Act. This bipartisan amendment makes common-sense reforms that provide much needed flexibility to the Food for Peace program, which has helped feed more than 3 billion people.

Oklahoma tornado survivors receive emergency supplies.
Jun 18, 2013

World Vision to provide play therapy for children

Counselors and play therapists work to help child survivors of last month’s deadly tornados in Oklahoma.

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