World News & Stories


From the Field

Syria refugee crisis: Facts you need to know

What is happening in Aleppo? Why are Syrians fleeing their homes? How is the war affecting children? How can I help those affected by the Syria refugee crisis and show them God’s love? Read on.

From the Field

Global drought, food shortages affect 70 million people in 2017

The delayed effects of the 2016 El Niño warming phenomenon are now settling in worldwide. Prolonged droughts, worsened by conflict and severe food shortages, are affecting as many as 70 million people throughout central, east, and southern Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.

Where in the World?

Can you guess where in the world each of these 15 photos were taken? Hint: They’re all from places where World Vision works around the globe alongside local staff and partners. Find an answer key at the bottom with links to our country profiles...
From the Field

Humanitarian world news: Hunger after Hurricane Matthew

Humanitarian world news brings you a weekly selection of events and trends impacting people and the humanitarian community worldwide. This week’s top news includes deadly floods in Mozambique, more than a million Haitians facing hunger in Hurricane Matthew’s wake, and an irrigation app that’s helping Kenyan farmers save their crops.

From the Field

Forced to flee: Top 5 countries refugees are coming from

More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.

From the Field

6 of the worst disasters of 2016

About 194 major natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide in 2016. Armed conflicts claimed tens of thousands of lives. This year saw a record 65.3 million people forcibly displaced.

Change Makers

Light a #Candle4Syria

World Vision is calling on people around the world to participate in the #Candle4Syria campaign to show solidarity with Syrians and challenge world leaders to do more to end the war.