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.
Since 2017, nearly 1 million Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape violence. Now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, they rely on humanitarian aid to survive. Over half of the refugee population are children. Learn more about the ongoing Rohingya crisis and how World Vision is helping.
Syrian refugees face the twin crises of skyrocketing food prices and limited work opportunities. To help, World Vision and the World Food Programme are partnering to support Syrian refugee parents through e-cards to help them more easily feed their families and maintain a sense of normalcy.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. Learn about the crisis and find out how World Vision is responding to support those affected. Stay informed and help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by the deadly disaster.
A recent surge in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the lives of millions of children who are already suffering from hunger, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and poverty. Learn more about the DRC’s conflict and current situation and about World Vision’s response to help impacted children and families.
Even before the recent conflict in Sudan, approximately one-third of the population faced hunger every day. Now, millions more people are at risk of acute food insecurity and starvation, exacerbating an already critical situation. Learn more about the Sudan crisis and our efforts to support vulnerable children and families in Sudan and the surrounding countries.
Discover the top countries where refugees come from, the reasons why they’re forced to flee, and how you can help them rebuild their lives with hope and dignity.
As the war in Ukraine continues to cause devastation and displacement, over 8.2 million refugees, mostly women and children, have sought safety across Europe and beyond. Now, the collapse of the Kakhovka dam in the country’s southern region has worsened the situation, leading to widespread flooding, abandoned homes, a lack of clean water , danger from displaced explosives, and the potential for waterborne diseases to spread. Learn more about the emergency and what World Vision is doing to help people affected by the crisis.
You won’t find the word “refugee” in the Bible, but there are principles in God’s Word for how His people are to treat those who are called “strangers,” “foreigners,” and “sojourners” in our translations. In Matthew 25, Jesus says that how we treat “strangers” indicates whether or not we are His followers. Disciples’ behavior should include hospitality to strangers. And the New Testament epistles use the term “strangers” as a metaphor for our status before we professed faith in Jesus Christ.
The global population of refugees has surpassed 34 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.