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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

Malian child Boua eating nutritious porridge. PHOTO: Justin Douglass / World Vision
Apr 24, 2014

World Vision launches 'Famine for One' to help college students and adults fight global hunger

This weekend, World Vision will launch “Famine for One,” a new effort to fight global hunger designed for college students.

Apr 24, 2014

Annual disaster shelter design competition focuses on needs of Syrian refugees

This weekend, John Brown University will host its annual shelter design competition to build a transitional shelter for refugees. This year the prototypes must meet the needs of Syrian refugees living in camps along the Syrian borders of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

Azraq camp in Jordan, a few days ahead of it opening for Syrian refugees. Thousands are expected to fill the camp as the crisis enters its fourth year with no end in sight. PHOTO: Robert Neufeld/World Vision
Apr 24, 2014

New refugee camp opens in Jordan as Syrian humanitarian crisis continues to grow

Azraq, a new refugee camp, will open near Amman, Jordan at the end of April. It has the capacity to host up to 130,000 people, which would make it one of the world's largest. World Vision calls the opening sad but significant.

A World Vision volunteer and his family in the UN compound in Malakal, South Sudan, after narrowly escaping gun attacks. PHOTO: Michael Arunga / World Vision
Apr 16, 2014

World Vision fears no safe place for children as fighting breaks out in new areas of South Sudan

Renewed fighting has broken out in several cities in South Sudan, including the border town of Renk where many internally displace people relocated due to the stability in the area, reports World Vision.

Over one million people have been displaced by violence in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 16, 2014

South Sudan at risk of worst hunger crisis since 1980s

Without urgent funding in the next few weeks, seven million children and families will be at risk of starvation in South Sudan, as violent conflict rages on.

Children in Thailand. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 14, 2014

World Vision urges countries to support landmark child rights treaty entering into force today

Children whose human rights have been violated will be able to bring their grievances directly to the United Nations after a historic international treaty entered into force today. However, World Vision is calling on more nations to ratify the treaty.

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