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International News Director
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Domestic News 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

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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