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National Director
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International News Director
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Senior Director
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Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

World Vision is providing emergency relief to families in desperate need of food, water and medicine in northern Iraq.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children desperately need our protection

1.5 million children have already fled Syria, but more than half that number remain, and are directly threatened by violence.

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Medical supplies, destined to assist in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone, await loading on a Boeing 747-400 flight that departed New York on Monday, September 22.  ©2014 Marilynn K. Yee / Genesis Photos.

Fighting Ebola in West Africa

World Vision, McKesson, and other donors have prepared a massive shipment of medical supplies to support Sierra Leone health workers.

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A local repair committee in the Greater Afram Plains region of Ghana fix a well provided by World Vision. PHOTO: World Vision

Saving lives through water, sanitation & hygiene

The staying power of World Vision's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program in West Africa is celebrated in a new report.

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Press Releases & Resources

Child affected by conflict in Iraq/Syria
Sep 23, 2014

As airstrikes in Syria begin, World Vision urges international leaders to protect affected children

As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.

Aloisi Lomayani, 46, of Mbuyuni, Tanzania, digs out a water pan with his family in an attempt to collect the sparse rainfall. "The problem is climate change," he says. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Sep 23, 2014

UN Climate Summit should champion approaches that ensure livelihoods of most vulnerable, says World Vision

World Vision is at the UN Climate Summit in New York, calling for action to help millions of rural farm families adopt climate-smart agricultural practices that will make it possible for them to reliably produce more nutritious and environmentally sustainable crops.

Mother and child in India
Sep 23, 2014

Success of new global poverty goals hinges on one factor, says World Vision

Ending global poverty depends on reaching the most vulnerable children, says a new report released today by World Vision to coincide with the UN General Assembly in New York.

Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Sep 22, 2014

First-ever "flash philanthropy" day benefits rural hospital in Zambia

Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.

Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014
Sep 22, 2014

Congressional testimony: Ending the use of child soldiers

Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.

Children pray in church in Rwanda. PHOTO: World Vision
Sep 19, 2014

Can the church help bring an end to global poverty?

World Vision will partner with Sojourners, the Micah Challenge and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition to host a prayer vigil with U.S. church leaders September 24 in New York as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) begins.

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