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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!

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Zakaria and his family live in a small shelter in Azraq refugee camp after fleeing their home in Syria. The family's biggest wish for 2015 is that the war in Syria will stop so they can return home. PHOTO: World Vision / Suzy Sainovski

Syrian displacement should be a wake-up call

More than 29 million children globally have been forced to flee their homes. Syria has 7.6 million displaced people, and 3.8 million refugees.

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16-year-old Mark is an Ebola survivor. After caring for his father who later passed away from the deadly disease, Mark discovered that he had also contracted the virus. He has now finished high school and hopes to someday attend university. Mark shared his experiences with our staff as part of this report. PHOTO: Save the Children

Ebola's devastating aftermath in Sierra Leone

Children across Sierra Leone report that exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic.

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Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

World Vision is providing emergency relief to families in desperate need of food, water and medicine in northern Iraq.

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Press Releases & Resources

Oct 8, 2015

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Legislation to Saves Lives of Mothers and Children

Wednesday, a bipartisan team introduced a bold, bipartisan legislative initiative to dramatically accelerate the reduction of preventable maternal, newborn and childhood deaths worldwide.

Children and their parents walk together along the Serbia, Croatia border, in their trek across Europe. Many Syrians are making the journey, fleeing the violence in their home country. PHOTO: World Vision/Laura Reinhardt.
Oct 7, 2015

Mark Smith testifies before U.S. Congress on Syria humanitarian crisis

Testimony will focus on the realities on the ground in the Syria humanitarian crisis, the impact on children, and what action World Vision hopes to see from the U.S. government.

mobile warehouse arrives in a disaster zone
Oct 7, 2015

World Vision to send relief supplies for rebuilding after record breaking flooding in South Carolina

Tomorrow morning, World Vision will deploy a 53-foot semi-truck filled with relief supplies from its supply warehouse in Texas to families and communities in South Carolina that have been affected by last week’s deadly flooding.

Sonia and her 10-month-old daughter, Anika, have been attending one of World Vision's health programs in Bangladesh. Anika is malnourished, and the program teaches mothers how to cook local, nutritious meals to improve the health of malnourished children and pregnant women. PHOTO: World Vision
Oct 7, 2015

World Vision applauds the bipartisan introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act in the House of Representatives

World Vision applauds the introduction of the Reach Every Mother and Child Act in the House, and calls on all Members of the House to co-sponsor this important legislation.

Three-year-old Adib plays near the tents where his family and another family have lived for the past three days. They're staying at an abandoned brick factory on the outskirts of the Serbian city, Subotica and are hoping to eventually cross into Germany. PHOTO: World Vision/ Laura Reinhardt.
Oct 2, 2015

Letters urge Congress, Administration: Welcome refugees

Evangelical Immigration Table urges Congress and the Obama administration to welcome refugees and significantly increase the number of refugees the country admits in the next fiscal year.

Eight-month-old Rashnee peers over her mother's shoulder. The family is one of the many migrants on the long trek through Europe after fleeing their home in Syria. PHOTO: World Vision/Laura Reinhardt
Oct 2, 2015

Coalition of NGOs calls for action from President Obama on Syria Crisis

Group of more than 30 aid organizations calls for the President to lead the international community in addressing the crisis