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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 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

Three-year-old Ajoy is malnourished, and his father's salary as a tailor only provides enough money each month to buy poor quality vegetables and rice. New efforts to support maternal and child health could help children like Ajoy and others around the world live longer, healthier lives. (PHOTO courtesy World Vision)
Jun 25, 2014

USAID and partners unveil new efforts to save millions of women and children from preventable deaths

USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015 — refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.

World Vision showcased as the primary paint sceme for Truex Jr.'s No. 78 Chevrolet
Jun 23, 2014

Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Chevrolet to showcase World Vision at Kentucky Sprint Cup race

Martin Truex Jr.’s No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet will be fully wrapped in World Vision colors for Saturday night’s NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. 

NetHope developed an anti-trafficking Android app for worldwide use in partnership with World Vision and the Vodafone Foundation with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding.
Jun 23, 2014

New hotline number and smartphone app make reporting trafficking possible for more Albanians

Albanians now have the power to quickly, easily and anonymously report suspected cases of trafficking, the illegal trading of human beings for forced labor or commercial sex work.

An image from the State Department's 2014 Trafficking in Persons report. Cover image.
Jun 20, 2014

Children more vulnerable than ever to violence, exploitation in Central America, pushing thousands to flee to U.S.

Annual trafficking report reveals weak safety net for children facing exploitation, violence in Central America

Gangs in Honduras identify territories with graffiti. PHOTO: Heidi Isaza/World Vision
Jun 13, 2014

Numbers of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border will continue to rise without stronger child protection systems, warns World Vision

With thousands of unaccompanied children fleeing to U.S. borders, these numbers will only continue to rise unless country governments strengthen their child protection systems, warns World Vision.

Youth in Brazil compete in World Vision Cup. PHOTO: Jeremie Olivier/World Vision
Jun 11, 2014

Children exposed to greater risk of exploitation during World Cup, warns World Vision

Already dealing with many forms of exploitation throughout their childhood, Brazilian children and adolescents will be exposed to increased risk of labor exploitation, violence and sexual abuse, during the World Cup.

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