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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

Max Baucus (D-MT), Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Photo courtesy ABCnews.go.com.
Jul 17, 2013

Faith and Giving Coalition to convene on tax reform and charitable deduction

A coalition of national faith-based charities this week will urge Senate leaders to preserve tax deductions on charitable donations.

InterAction News Release
Jul 17, 2013

Deep cuts adopted by House appropriators threaten progress on poverty-focused international development

The House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations on Friday voted for only $40.6 billion in funding for fiscal year 2014, effectively gutting spending for key international programs that seek to help people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon
Jul 15, 2013

Burden on families hosting Syrian refugees could reach tipping point, new study finds

Tensions in Lebanese communities are reaching a tipping point as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighboring Syria continue to pour into the country, putting children further at risk.

Theodore Scott, World Vision’s water and sanitation manager, surveys water tanks at an displacement camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Cholera spreads through contaminated water. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jun 28, 2013

USAID and World Vision join coalition to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic

The USAID and World Vision today became the newest members of the Regional Coalition on Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola, an alliance of more than 20 agencies and associations supporting efforts to eliminate the transmission of cholera.

Azraq refugee camp construction
Jun 20, 2013

View From the Field: On World Refugee Day, building a home for those forced to leave theirs behind

Thursday, June 20, 2013 is World Refugee Day and humanitarians will be hard at work in Jordan’s northeastern desert helping to build what will become the country’s largest refugee camp.

Midmark Corp. community relations manager Mitch Eiting, left, and World Vision warehouse manager Kevin Jones install a barrier-free exam table that was donated to Health Access Inc. in Clarksburg, WV.
Jun 20, 2013

Durable medical equipment donation enhances care in community health clinics in impoverished rural Appalachia

World Vision and Midmark Corp. deliver the most critically needed, updated equipment to Health Access, Inc. in Clarksburg, where teams have been preparing to receive and install the new equipment.

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