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Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: World Vision responds to deadly, complex health emergency

Faced with the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, World Vision is on the front lines of efforts to curb and prevent spread of the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and other countries in West Africa.

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Iraq crisis: Displaced children and families brace for winter
November 25, 2014

Iraq crisis: Displaced children and families brace for winter

Displaced families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, medicine, and protection.

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future
November 6, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future

Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may...

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis
October 29, 2014

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis

Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.

Child soldier prevention law: Partial enforcement lets some offending countries off the hook
October 2, 2014

Child soldier prevention law: Partial enforcement lets some offending countries off the hook

Through a loophole in the 2008 Child Soldier Prevention Act, the Obama administration is opting to issue waivers to some offending countries rather than hold them...

Congressional testimony: Ending the use of child soldiers
September 24, 2014

Congressional testimony: Ending the use of child soldiers

World Vision senior policy advisor for child protection, Jesse Eaves, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on ending...

Gaza conflict: Children need safe space and ‘lasting and just peace’
September 11, 2014

Gaza crisis: World Vision responding to needs of children and families

World Vision is providing humanitarian aid and psychosocial support for children and families impacted by the recent fighting.

What you need to know about child soldiers
July 29, 2014

Q&A: What you need to know about child soldiers

World Vision’s Jesse Eaves answers questions about the use of child soldiers around the world, including where progress has been made in eliminating this practice,...

Boy returned to Guatemala describes ordeal near U.S. border
July 29, 2014

Boy returned to Guatemala describes ordeal near U.S. border

Sixteen-year-old Kenny* endured an arduous and dangerous trek from his home in Guatemala to the U.S. border, but was returned to Guatemala by the government of Mexico...

A servant for formerly exploited children in Cambodia
July 23, 2014

A servant for formerly exploited children in Cambodia

Karona Kang, 44, started with World Vision as a volunteer. Today, she works with World Vision’s trauma recovery project as a caretaker for girls in Cambodia who have...

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence
July 22, 2014

World Vision to aid unaccompanied children fleeing violence

As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, World Vision is providing essential supplies through partner organizations to help unaccompanied minors in...

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