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Tropical Storm Barry bfore making landfall in Louisiana, July 12, 2019. The slow-moving storm was gaining strength and likely to become a hurricane with maximum winds 74 mph or more.
From the Field

2019 Tropical Storm Barry: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Venezuelan migrants walk on the road in Colombia. Some had been on the road for 18 days before crossing into Colombia. For the next leg of their journey, they will climb the steep roadway to elevations of 10,000 and 12,000 feet where the temperatures can be below freezing, especially at night. Two of the children are under six-months-old. “This is what happens when you can’t make enough money to feed your family. You have to leave any way you can,” says the group leader.
From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Ezekiel and his mom Rachael race to the finish line in a 5K color dash in Saint Peter, Minnesota, in June, 2013. The event was organized by “Livestock,” a non-profit music festival, founded by Jill and Alex Hass, to provide animals through World Vision’s Gift Catalog. “This was our first color dash,” says Rachel. “The picture captures his attitude toward life.” She added that “Loving others and helping them is central to our goal to further Christ's Kingdom by showing love. Running the race, and donating money toward World Vision and other charities is important to us because it helps us think outside of ourselves.”
Change Makers

10 fun family activities to play it forward

Refugee crises around the world are taking a huge toll on families and children. Here are some steps for how to talk about refugees with your kids and how you can help.
Change Makers

How to talk to kids about refugees

Jannatul, 5, and her mother, Salima, walk home from a World Vision Child-friendly Space in the refugee camp where they live in Bangladesh. Close to 1 million people live in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Most have fled their homeland since August 2017.
Special Features

Citizens of nowhere

Woman cooks on a two-burner gas stove
From the Field

Innovative solutions help refugees in need worldwide

How many refugees in the world? More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes, the most since World War II. About 22.5 million of them have fled their own countries as refugees. Find out the top six countries where refugees come from.
From the Field

Forced to flee: Top countries refugees are coming from

Venezuelan migrants walking through Colombia try to hitch a ride. They crossed the border at Cucuta, Colombia, early in the day and walked through the city. The road takes them through steep terrain and high elevations where nights are often below freezing. Every Venezuela migrant has a deeply personal story about why and how they left their country. They say after months and years of struggling to make ends meet, there came a turning point.
From the Field

Venezuela migrants share their stories about why they left

Syrian refugees in Lebanon live in homemade tents in informal settlements. Few children are able to attend formal education. Nine-year-old Yasmin, a Syrian refugee, plays with her baby sister at their home in an informal tent settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. She attends a World Vision Child-Friendly Space where she has learned songs, games, and stories she shares with her cousins and siblings
From the Field

What is a refugee? Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Syrian refugee crisis is now 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 6.1 million people are displaced within Syria.
From the Field

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

Rose and her children enjoy their first real meal in weeks at the Goboro transit center in Uganda. This hot meal was provided by World Vision for Rose’s family and hundreds of others on their way to more permanent shelter for refugees from South Sudan. (©2018 World Vision/photo by Moses Mukitale)
Change Makers

What does the Bible say about refugees?

God is with people suffering from disaster — the refugee, the earthquake survivor, the family facing famine. He calls us to follow Him in offering hope to the most vulnerable in their hour of greatest need.
Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for refugees, disaster survivors