Earthquake devastates Nepal

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Streets in Kathmandu filled with rubble and toppled buildings following the 7.8 quake. PHOTO: World Vision

7.8 quake in Nepal kills thousands

The entire country is in shock, with more than 4,000 dead and many thousands more injured or homeless. World Vision is responding.

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Every 30 seconds, World Vision provides clean water to a new person, somewhere in the world. PHOTO: World Vision #waterEffect #waterNow

World Water Day poll results in

Harris Poll survey results show westerners and seniors most likely to conserve water, among other findings.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children desperately need our protection

1.5 million children have already fled Syria, but more than half that number remain, and are directly threatened by violence.

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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

Feb 11, 2015

All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development

The All Children Reading Grand Challenge is about finding a solution to the problem of childhood illiteracy by leveraging all the tools at our disposal: the power of research, capitalizing on innovation, catalyzing partnerships, and increasing the utilization of science, technology, and 21st century infrastructure.

Feb 10, 2015

Response to recent criticism of World Vision’s position on and work in the Middle East

The article, “All of Me: Engaging the World of Poverty and Injustice” published in the Lausanne Global Analysis, does not accurately reflect World Vision’s position and views toward the State of Israel and the Palestinian people.

Fatima, 8, and her friend, Sathi, 7, live at a center for vulnerable children in Bangladesh. The center, run by World Vision, cares for children who are living on the streets or in local brothels with their mothers. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Feb 10, 2015

Next week’s meeting at UN key moment for children, says World Vision

Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.

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.

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