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World Vision's media relations team provides journalists and bloggers with:

 
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  • photos
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  • other resources on issues of poverty and injustice

 

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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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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A young boy named Drisak, at home with his mother and a World Vision nutritionist during a regular home visit to monitor progress. PHOTO: World Vision

Somalia: In danger of a relapse into famine?

Three years ago, 260,000 lives were lost in the Somalia famine. Aid agencies today caution, again, that the signs of a drought are re-emerging.

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Press Releases & Resources

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.

Two young students in Malawi enjoy reading a book together. PHOTO: Wezzie Banda / World Vision
Apr 10, 2014

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development and Beyond Access announce partnership

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) announce a partnership with the Beyond Access initiative, a consortium of 11 international organizations funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Twenty years after Rwanda genocide, families that were once enemies now worship together. PHOTO: Jon Warren/World Vision
Apr 7, 2014

20 years after Rwanda genocide anniversary, peace and rebuilding continues

Today World Vision joins the rest of the nation of Rwanda and the world in commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the Rwanda genocide.

World Vision and USAID in Jakarta.
Apr 3, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development and 29 partner organizations launch U.S. Global Development Lab to help end extreme poverty by 2030

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah announced today the establishment of the U.S. Global Development Lab at an event in New York City. World Vision is one of 30 cornerstone partners.

Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
Apr 3, 2014

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Surpass One Million

The number of refugees fleeing from Syria into neighboring Lebanon surpassed 1 million today, a devastating milestone worsened by rapidly depleting resources and a host community stretched to the breaking point.

World Vision responds to 2010 earthquake in Chile
Apr 2, 2014

World Vision responds to 8.2 magnitude quake in Chile

World Vision teams are working with government and partners in the worst affected areas to assess damage from the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of Chile last night and spurred a country-wide tsunami watch that forced much of the coast to evacuate.

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