Now in its 12th year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, with more than 15 million Syrians needing humanitarian aid in 2023. That’s more than half of the country’s population.
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2023 Turkey and Syria earthquake: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. The disaster has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced hundreds of thousands more. Learn how World Vision is responding to the disaster.
Celebrating Easter in a time of war
Orthodox Easter celebrations across Eastern Europe involve the passing of the holy fire from priest to congregation. Then people arrive to receive blessings on baskets of food, which they eat from to break their Lenten fast. In 2022, those ceremonies took on even more significance as churches and Moldovans welcomed refugees from Ukraine.
Ukraine crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
As the war in Ukraine enters its first year, vulnerable children and families continue to suffer. Learn more about the Ukraine refugee crisis and what World Vision is doing to help affected children and families.
War in Ukraine: Displacement and refuge
As the war in Ukraine marks its first year, World Vision continues to bring our global expertise in partnering to support children and their families impacted by the conflict.
Voices of Ukraine: Praying through the crisis
Ukrainian refugees and families displaced in the war-torn country share moments of their lives. Join us in praying through their stories as families continue to cope every day and look for hope during this conflict.
In photos: 22 memorable moments from 2022
In 2022, war in Ukraine made refugees of millions, disrupted crop exports, and sent food and fuel prices soaring in many parts of the world. This, combined with the lingering impacts of COVID-19, extreme weather conditions, and ongoing unrest in many countries, left millions of people globally on the verge of famine. Despite such dire circumstances, World Vision photographers witnessed many moments of joy and strength in communities where we work around the world. Here are 22 of our favorites.
Top disasters of 2022
In 2022, World Vision responded to 58 disasters in 57 countries, helping more than 31.1 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2022.
Students fundraise for Ukraine through World Vision’s Ignite program
Young people have witnessed compelling footage of the war in Ukraine, including heartbreaking images of refugees and displaced families. Moved to act out their faith, students at Christian schools have raised more than $80,000 to provide Ukraine relief through World Vision’s Ignite program, a partnership that helps schools engage students and shape them into global leaders with a biblical worldview. Park Street School in Boston, Massachusetts, raised more than $16,000 through a walkathon after students, faculty, and staff established the “Children Helping Children” Ukraine Fund.
Helping refugees from Ukraine during a time of crisis
Learn how World Vision is caring for Ukrainian refugees as well as people in neighboring countries who are opening their homes, volunteering to serve, and working to create a sense of home in this time of trouble.