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Refugee Crisis

From the Field

What is a refugee?

The number of refugees globally has surpassed 36 million, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but also for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Explore the challenges faced by refugees and find out more about the global refugee crisis.

Special Features

Uprooted: A gallery of global displacement

Join us in observing World Refugee Day on June 20 with a journey through photos honoring children and families affected by forced displacement worldwide. This virtual exhibition, featuring powerful still images by World Vision photographers and partners, offers a poignant glimpse into the struggles of displaced people while showcasing some of the ways World Vision has come alongside them to show God’s love in their time of need.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for refugees

God is with people who have been forced to flee their home. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

From the Field

Northern Ethiopia crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In northern Ethiopia, children and families in the Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions face a dire humanitarian crisis, driven by persistent drought, armed conflict, violence, and disease outbreaks. High rates of malnutrition and food insecurity continue to afflict people. Learn what World Vision is doing to help affected children and families.

From the Field

South Sudan crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Since achieving independence in 2011, South Sudan has faced a multifaceted humanitarian crisis, with children bearing the brunt of its impact. The convergence of conflict, natural disasters, poverty, and extensive displacement has sharply increased food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition within the nation. Learn how World Vision is responding to help communities impacted by the crisis.

From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Ongoing turmoil and economic decline in Venezuela since 2014 have driven more than 7.7 million people from the country in search of food, work, and better living conditions. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it’s also brought out their hospitable spirit. Learn how World Vision is supporting children and families across the region impacted by the Venezuela crisis.