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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

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.

Lead into application video for DreamJobbing
Dec 23, 2014

World Vision and DreamJobbing partner to create a dream job as a humanitarian storyteller in Africa

World Vision will partner with DreamJobbing, a platform for some of the coolest jobs on the planet, to offer humanitarian storytellers the opportunity of a lifetime.

An Ethiopian farmer works his land
Dec 22, 2014

Helmsley Charitable Trust donates $2.8 million to protect Ethiopian communities from flooding, poverty

World Vision will announce today a donation of nearly $3 million by The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to fund a three-year project to protect Ethiopian communities from annual flooding that is destroying their opportunities for economic success.

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision / Hasanthi Jayamaha
Dec 22, 2014

10 years later: From devastation and despair to homes and hope for Indian Ocean tsunami survivors

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision/Hasanthi Jayamaha

From alpacas to school supplies ... there are over 100 ways to give gifts with meaning in World Vision's Gift Catalog. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 22, 2014

Share Big Dreams with one small click: WorldVisionGifts.org offers goats, bees & bicycles as last-minute gifts that give back

Last minute shoppers can find gifts with meaning in World Vision's Gift Catalog

From animals that help families in impoverished countries to food kits that aid families here in the United States, there are many ways to make a year-end donation that will change a life through Word Vision's Gift Catalog. PHOTO: World Vision
Dec 22, 2014

Break the 10 percent giving record with year-end giving tips from the World Vision Gift Catalog

Last year, 30 percent of annual giving by Americans occurred in the month of December, and 10 percent of it came through in the last three days of the year. Make your year-end giving count with World Vision's Gift Catalog.