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Little girl with pig tails looks at camera. She was born in this refugee camp.

Syria refugee crisis FAQ: How the war is affecting children

Why are people fleeing Syria? What are the greatest needs of the refugees? How can I help, and show them the love of God?

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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...

Violence, dire poverty compel children to flee Central America
July 11, 2014

Violence, dire poverty compel children to flee Central America

As tens of thousands of children from Central America flee to escape violence and poverty, World Vision continues its work in these countries to address the root...

World Vision child protection and trafficking expert testifies before Senate
July 8, 2014

World Vision child protection and trafficking expert testifies before Senate

World Vision Child Protection Senior Policy Advisor calls for more support for programs to combat trafficking.

New smartphone app, hotline make reporting human trafficking possible for more Albanians
June 24, 2014

New smartphone app, hotline make reporting human trafficking possible for more Albanians

Albanians can now report human trafficking from any mobile phone or landline for free using a new national hotline number; they can also use a new Android smartphone...

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams
June 9, 2014

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course.

Work replaces school for Indian boy
June 9, 2014

Child labor steals childhood: Work replaces school for Indian boy

Shyam’s family has struggled with poverty his entire life. As a boy, he dropped out of school to help support his family. World Vision has helped his siblings and is...

9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan’s war
June 4, 2014

9,000 child soldiers fighting in South Sudan’s war

Violent conflict continues in South Sudan; with nothing to do and little hope, boys and girls are being recruited to fight with militia and government forces.

Crisis in Central African Republic: Children seek escape from militia, sex abuse
May 12, 2014

Crisis in Central African Republic: Children seek escape from militia, sex abuse

Between 3,500 and 6,000 children have been recruited into armed groups in the Central African Republic, the U.N. says.

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