Children playing with toys near their tent in Northwest Syria. Courtesy: World Vision Partners SEATTLE (June 9, 2021) – International aid agency World Vision today warned that COVID-19 cases have doubled last month in Northwest Syria where only around 54,000 doses of vaccine1 have...
Highlights The economic cost of conflict in Syria after 10 years is estimated to be over $US 1.2 trillion Even if the war ended today, its cost will continue to accumulate to the tune of an additional $1.7 trillion in today’s money through to...
World Vision is calling on the international community to immediately respond and ensure families and children, who have been left on the streets following the deadly blast in Beirut, can access shelter, food and hygiene supplies.
World Vision is extremely concerned about COVID-19 cases increasing in Northwest Syria where thousands of people forced to flee their homes because of conflict are crammed in barely livable conditions inside displacement camps.
There is no justification for Tuesday’s UN Security Council veto on the renewal of cross-border aid into Syria. This mechanism is a vital lifeline for millions of Syrians – including 2.8 million, the majority of whom are women and children, in the northwest of the country.
“Americans can’t look away anymore,” explains Young. “Now’s the time to make a difference for some of the most vulnerable humans on earth. They want to stop running and find safety for their families and children – but they need our help to do so.”
Conflict has forced nearly a million people, more than half of them children, to flee from 45 percent of Idlib governorate in North-West Syria, pushing them into inhumane living conditions in overcrowded camps.
The Ending Violence Against Children Taskforce commends Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) for today introducing H. Res. 910, which calls for increasing and improving the United States Government’s efforts to end violence against children. Written with input by the Taskforce, the resolution condemns all forms of violence against children and youth globally – including physical, mental, and sexual violence, neglect, abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
As the crisis in Syria enters its fifth year, the deteriorating trend of death, destruction and suffering shows little sign of abating. In 2014, huge increases were seen in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance.
The human tragedy of the Syria crisis is incomprehensible, because for every adult, every child affected ... there is a face, a heart, a loss, a dream, a story. This report summarizes World Vision’s involvement in supporting children, parents and families affected by the Syria crisis. It tells not a story of resolution, but of respite. It recounts our efforts to mitigate some of the worst effects of this crisis.
World Vision is one of the world’s largest Christian humanitarian organizations, and is currently working to provide displaced Iraqis with food, water, sanitation, shelter and safety. World Vision currently has teams on the ground in Iraq, assisting religious minorities and those effected by the violence who were forced to flee their homes.
As the Syrian conflict nears its fourth year, the situation for children affected by the crisis is becoming unbearable. Thousands of children have been killed, and millions more have been displaced. More than 4.3 million of these children remain in Syria, while more than 1.2 million have fled into neighboring countries, including Lebanon and Jordan.
Every day the crisis in Syria is prolonged, the pain endured by innocent families grows – leaving deep scars that are likely to disfigure the Middle East and beyond for years to come. Most affected of all are Syria’s children: more than 5 million young lives are at risk of becoming a “lost generation.”This paper focuses on the havoc being wreaked on these children’s hopes of an education – and the likely consequences for the region’s future.
"Before the war started, nothing worried me. Then our home got bombed," says Sara, 14, from Damascus, who now lives in a cardboard shack with 14 relatives in a border refugee camp in Lebanon. She shares her memories of her father, who was killed in 2012. A photo album and a watch he gave her are all she now has to remember him by. World Vision provides water to the camps and education – a catchup school, which Sara attends – as well as psychosocial support
A coalition of 16 international humanitarian organizations welcome today’s unanimous statement of the UN Security Council calling on all parties to the conflict in Syria to facilitate safe and unhindered humanitarian access to all civilians in need throughout the country.
It can be tough not to despair in the face of the relentlessly awful news pouring out of Iraq — ethnic cleansing, widespread persecution of Muslims, Christians, and Yazidis, a tyrannical government that may not be replaced anytime soon. But despair leads only to inaction. World Vision is preparing a response to help those who’ve been forced to abandon their homes, including providing food, water, shelter, and health care.