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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

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.

Syrian refugee child. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jan 21, 2015

World Vision, One Day’s Wages partner to bring relief to Syrian refugees

World Vision has joined forces with Seattle-area non-profit One Day's Wages to bring basic services and protection against freezing weather to Syrian families forced from their homes by brutal war.

Elizabeth is a 38-year-old woman and a female burial worker living in the Bo District in southern Sierra Leone. PHOTO: Sarah Wilson / World Vision
Jan 16, 2015

World Vision to help bring community education, understanding in major Ebola vaccine initiative

World Vision is a part of a major initiative to bring an Ebola vaccine to help stem the devastating West Africa outbreak of the disease.

Jan 12, 2015

Haiti Earthquake Relief and Recovery

In January 2010, a 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people, causing billions in damages, and leaving the country reeling from the disaster. January 12, 2015 was the fifth anniversary of this disaster. World Vision responded, working with Haitian communities, other humanitarian organizations, and the local government to help the country rebuild.