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FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

FAQs: Conflict in South Sudan and the risks to children

Conflict in South Sudan has created a hunger crisis, leaving one-third of the population in need of immediate aid. Children are most at risk for malnutrition, and they’re also susceptible to armed recruitment and disease. Read our FAQs to learn more.

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In Laos, recovering from modern-day slavery
January 13, 2014

In Laos, recovering from modern-day slavery

Enslaved as a domestic servant at the age of 13, Chanhsy* is among the more than 5 million children trafficked annually for forced child labor and sexual exploitation...

Sponsorship helps families avoid child labor in Bangladesh
January 6, 2014

Sponsorship helps families avoid child labor in Bangladesh

Two years ago, Bipul’s family was in such dire poverty that the young boy was forced to quit school and get a job to help them survive. Today, he’s sponsored through...

How a girl in India went from street vendor to school girl
December 13, 2013

How a girl in India went from street vendor to school girl

Once confined to a life of selling lentil pakodas at a railway station, World Vision convinced Kushboo of the importance of education and going to school. Now, she’s...

A child plays in a Child-Friendly Space, after Typhoon Haiyan
November 25, 2013

Child-Friendly Spaces open in Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged communities

World Vision is setting up about 40 Child-Friendly Spaces in order to provide a safe place for children recovering from Typhoon Haiyan to resume learning, play, and...

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking
September 6, 2013

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking

T*, now 17, was lured into a dark world of sex trafficking and exploitation through poverty, peer pressure, and a broken home. Her time at World Vision’s trauma...

Report: Child-Friendly Spaces ease trauma in emergencies
August 26, 2013

Report: Child-Friendly Spaces ease trauma in emergencies

Children who regularly attend Child-Friendly Spaces in disaster zones are able to maintain a positive outlook on life, one study says.

Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school
August 13, 2013

Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school

With no end in sight for the refugee crisis in Syria, providing access to education for displaced children is just one among many urgent needs as humanitarian...

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’
July 12, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’

Humanitarian conditions are increasingly grim in this region as fighting rages in Syria and millions of civilians have fled to neighboring countries, with thousands...

More countries using child soldiers
June 20, 2013

More countries using child soldiers

Seven out of 10 countries using child soldiers receive U.S. military support, despite a U.S. law against it.

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers
June 18, 2013

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers

Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a firsthand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous,...

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