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Refugees and migrants arrive by the busloads at the Croatian border, where World Vision and other aid agencies are there to provide relief supplies as the refugees hurry to cross the border. World Vision's relief supplies include bottled water, canned meat, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, diapers, baby food, and toys or balls for the children. PHOTO: World Vision / Laura Reinhardt

Survey: American attitudes toward Syrian refugees

World Vision survey says Americans are ready & willing to help Syrian refugees — they just haven't done it yet.

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This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

The movement to end extreme poverty

This Christmas, join the movement to end extreme poverty with World Vision's Gift Catalog.

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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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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

Jul 15, 2016

Hillsong United and World Vision partner to serve Syrian refugees during upcoming “Empires” tour

As Hillsong United prepares to launch the third leg of its “Empires” tour Monday, the renowned Australian worship band will announce a new partnership with World Vision with a goal to help serve two million children and families affected by the Syrian refugee crisis.

Patricia Heaton in Zambia
Jul 7, 2016

Patricia Heaton joins World Vision as its first Celebrity Ambassador

Currently, Heaton stars on ABC’s “The Middle” and Food Network’s “Patricia Heaton Parties.” She traveled to Zambia with World Vision in 2015.

Jul 6, 2016

U.S. Congress Passes the Global Food Security Act

Last year, through a coordinated U.S. food security strategy, 19 million households were reached through food security assistance programs.

NAIROBI (June 20, 2016) -- As the world marks World Refugee Day, major global events are set to tax already-stretched-thin humanitarian resources, and this could lead to especially harmful impacts on children, warns World Vision. The closure of the world’s largest refugee camp, an ever-worsening crisis in Syria, and ongoing conflicts like South Sudan mean the number of displaced people around the world is likely to increase. This would add even more pressure on structures for humanitarian response, which a
Jun 17, 2016

Closure of world’s largest refugee camp will intensify displacement and create uncertain future for children, warns World Vision

    Other current events including Syria Crisis, ongoing South Sudan conflict could compound already challenging situation

Syrian refugee family gathers outside of their makeshift tent, located in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. PHOTO: World Vision/Brenda Yu
Jun 16, 2016

Southern Baptist Convention Resolution Supports Refugees

Faith leaders call for others to join in support of refugees 

Linda Hiebert, World Vision International’s Partnership Leader, Education and Life Skills testifies at the United States Senate on Foreign Relations Sub-Committee hearing, Barriers to Education Globally: Getting Girls in the Classroom,
Jun 16, 2016

More funding for girls’ education urgently needed, testifies World Vision

Globablly one out of every 11 children is out of school. Girls living in conflict-affected areas are twice as likely to be out of school.