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19 reasons to have hope in 2019

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 19 reasons to have hope in 2019 — and how to pray them into reality.

From the Field

Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Now in its eighth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria.


Facing responsibility: The face of a refugee child

In 2013, World Vision President Rich Stearns met 10-year-old Haya in Jordan. The song she sang to him that day became a pivotal moment in his life: “Do you ever think of the children of Syria?” Hear from Rich about the impact of that moment, and three and a half years later, join us in reconnecting with Haya.


Our humanity brings us together

World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns reflects on how we may seem worlds apart from our global neighbors, but we are not as different as we may think. He shares 10-year-old Haya’s song; the lyrics describe the loss, pain, and hope of Syrian refugees.


My encounter with a child of Syria

For three years, the children of Syria have have borne the brunt of violence and tragedy, while millions have been forced to flee. Today, meet Ola, a child of Syria whose laughter would give way to tears without warning.