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International News Director
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Media Relations Director
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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

The violence in South Sudan's Unity State has left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, of these are thousands of children afflicted by the violence. At the Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, an estimated 5,000 children had arrived by mid-January. PHOTO: World Vision / Lucy Murunga
May 11, 2015

More than 10,000 children face malnutrition as aid agencies forced to withdraw staff in South Sudan

World Vision has been forced to stop its life-saving interventions, including nutrition programs for children and distribution of blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene products, shelter materials, and mosquito nets, because of ongoing violence in South Sudan's Unity State.

In World Vision’s Afghanistan work, once in a weak the nutrition nurse cooks food such as vegetable soup, porridge and spaghetti to give children healthy options and educate their parents in good nutrition. PHOTO: World Vision/Narges Ghafary
May 8, 2015

World Vision applauds Senate introduction of Food Security Act of 2015

Bill would help address world hunger, strengthen important international aid programs already in place

“No matter where you live much of motherhood is the same, it is about wanting the absolute best for your child,” says Cheryl DeBruler, World Vision Gift Catalog spokeswoman. “By giving mom a charitable gift you are showing her you appreciate the sacrifices made by moms every day.” PHOTO: World Vision
May 5, 2015

This Mother’s Day, shoppers say 'I love ewe, Mom' with sheep

World Vision’s Mother’s Day Gift Catalog gives shoppers a unique way to say “I Love Ewe, Mom” by donating a sheep in her honor. Americans spend $671 million on Mother’s Day cards each year. Such money could provide 5 million sheep to families in need around the world.

A Child Friendly Space set up in Kathmandu helps children impacted by the Nepal earthquake have a safe place to play. PHOTO: Alina Shresthra / World Vision
May 1, 2015

World Vision creating safe spaces to help children ‘come to terms with loss’ after Nepal quake

World Vision creates safe spaces for children impacted by disasters such as the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Chicago pastors held a press conference to announce a plan by a group of west side churches to support recovery efforts for Nepal and to challenge Chicago’s faith community at large to participate as well.
Apr 30, 2015

Chicago clergy unite to help recovery efforts in Nepal quake that took 5,000+ lives

Clergy from the west side of Chicago are gearing up to provide assistance for the international humanitarian crisis in Nepal that stemmed from Saturday's earthquake.

Hundreds, if not thousands of houses and building in the Bakthapur district in Nepal have been reduced to rubble and dust from the devastating earthquake. Thousands of families are sleeping under makeshift tents in open areas, fearing another quake. In a few days from now, Shelter is going to be the biggest need for thousands of families here. And it is going to be a Herculean task. PHOTO: World Vision / Theodore Sam
Apr 28, 2015

Aid organizations face challenges in rush to help Nepal earthquake survivors desperately in need

World Vision is rushing supplies to those in need in Nepal, days after an earthquake hit the country, causing widespread death and damage. Approximately 4,000 lives have been lost and 8 million people have been affected by the quake.

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