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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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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,...

When poverty becomes a catalyst for forced labor, exploitation
June 7, 2013

When poverty becomes a catalyst for forced labor, exploitation

Children and teens whose families live in poverty are often persuaded to go seek work with promises of steady pay. Tragically, as Khamsieng’s story illustrates, they...

Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation
May 7, 2013

Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation

There are more slaves in the world today than during any other time in human history. Ruse*, in Cambodia, is one of millions of young people trafficked each year.

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province
April 22, 2013

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province

Updated: World Vision is delivering hygiene supplies and Child-Friendly Kits to families affected by the Sichuan earthquake.

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years
April 16, 2013

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years

World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child seeks to fill the funding gap as federal budget cuts and economic woes bring less money to urgently-needed programs for clean...

Study: Child literacy rate soars in Solomon Island community
April 2, 2013

Study: Child literacy rate soars in Solomon Island community

In a country where only 17 percent of the population is fully literate, reports of radically improved children’s reading and numeracy skills on Makira in the Solomon...

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts
March 8, 2013

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts

Two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese seaside communities are making progress in rebuilding their lives, and children are key contributors to...

Sri Lanka: Education provides hope in post-war recovery
February 27, 2013

Sri Lanka: Education provides hope in post-war recovery

Schooling is foundational to the recovery of children and families scarred by decades of civil war.

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality
February 11, 2013

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality

As a domestic servant working for $6 a month as a young child, Shoma dreamed of going to school. Now, she dreams of being a teacher.

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