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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

World Vision distributes its first shipment of Ebola health supplies to Mali's Ministry of Health. PHOTO: Francine Obura / World Vision
Feb 6, 2015

Emergency health supplies help World Vision remain vigilant against Ebola in Mali

World Vision received its first donation of personal protective equipment in Mali Thursday. The goods will be used by Mali’s Ministry of Health to protect its frontline health staff.

A child in Malawi enjoys reading a new school book. PHOTO: Wezzie Banda/World Vision
Feb 2, 2015

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development announces winners of literacy innovations competition

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development announces 14 new grantees. The winners represent the most promising innovations in literacy education and were selected from 213 proposals in 50 countries. 

A boy in El Salvador reads a book about children's rights. PHOTO: Katie Maldonado / World Vision
Jan 30, 2015

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development competition seeks innovations to reach students in conflict and crisis zones

The All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development partners have announced a competition for innovative, technology-supported approaches for children to maintain access to basic education despite disruptions experienced during crisis or conflict.

A World Vision staff member listens to children during a focus group in South Sudan. PHOTO: Melany Markham / World Vision
Jan 29, 2015

Release of former child soldiers in South Sudan is just the beginning, says World Vision

Former child soldiers, like the 3,000 to be released in South Sudan, have a long way to go in their recovery. Supporting them at every stage will be vital, says World Vision child protection experts.

Image from the cover of the Post-2015 Goals for Children Report: Stop at Nothing!
Jan 27, 2015

Major immunization conference sets the tone for a strong year for children, says World Vision

It could have been a disastrous start to a critical year for children, with a predicted $500 million funding gap for immunizations. But today the hurdle fell at the Gavi replenishment conference, potentially saving the lives of 6 million children over the next 5 years.

A young mother named Kham, in Pong village, Laos, brought her six children to be vaccinated against measles, rubella, and polio. PHOTO: Nila Douanesouvanh / World Vision
Jan 26, 2015

Children’s lives at risk because of potential immunization funding shortfall

Leading international aid agencies warn that the world’s largest partnership for child immunization faces up to a $US 500 million funding shortfall for the next phase of its life-saving work.