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World Vision's media relations team provides journalists and bloggers with:

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  • other resources on issues of poverty and injustice


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National Director
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Laura Blank
International News Director
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Amy Parodi
Domestic News 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

Lough Erne, Ireland, site of the 2013 G8 conference.
Jun 18, 2013

Question marks over the G8 2013’s progress for children

As G8 2013 wraps up and leaders head home, World Vision says this year’s Summit has been a mixed bag.

Aerial view of the Lough Erne Golf Club resort, site of the G8 summit in Ireland.
Jun 18, 2013

Geneva peace talks ‘best chance of a future for Syria’s children'

The G8's confirmation that the Geneva II peace conference will definitely go ahead is finally some good news for Syria's children.

14-year-old-Hamze fled Syria with his family and now lives in a refugee camp. In this video he grieves the loss of his home and friends. Still image from video.
Jun 17, 2013

G8 Leaders: Children of Syria can’t wait for peace any longer

G8 Leaders: The children of Syria can’t wait for peace any longer!

Child labor practices have entrapped 40 million children across Asia-Pacific.
Jun 12, 2013

Millions of ‘nowhere children’ entrapped in labor across Asia – World Vision calls for urgent action

Millions of ‘nowhere children’ entrapped in labor across Asia – World Vision calls for urgent action.

World Vision's 'For Every Child' campaign provides clean water (and more) to improve the health and lives of children in Rwanda.
Jun 12, 2013

World Vision to quadruple its water and sanitation efforts in rural Africa

At a time when foreign aid continues to be threatened by government cuts and sequestration, World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization, is taking a bold step in the push to make life better for the world’s next generation.

Aerial view of the Lough Erne Golf Club resort, site of the G8 summit in Ireland. Courtesy www.link2ireland.com.
Jun 10, 2013

G8 NGO briefing on Wednesday, June 12, at 8:45 a.m. EDT

Join leading NGOs for a briefing ahead of the G8 in Lough Ernie, Ireland, and hear about the official agenda.