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Whether responding in the aftermath of an earthquake, supporting families living in fragile countries such as Afghanistan and Democratic Republic of Congo or helping communities reduce their vulnerability , World Vision experts are there to keep you updated.


When a disaster strikes, World Vision is positioned to respond, to help mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities

Child-Friendly Spaces are safe places within a disaster-affected community where children's unique needs can be met.
                            



SYRIA


March 13, 2017 – New research by World Vision reveals the startling contrast between the fears and dreams of children engulfed in the Syrian crisis compared to those in safer countries like Canada. ​

February 28, 2017 – As Syria approaches six years of conflict, the best brains in information technology are coming together to present technological solutions to prevent a ‘lost generation’ of Syrian children

December 14, 2016 - As the violence in Aleppo continues without respite, World Vision is poised outside of the city to provide emergency assistance for thousands of additional families who are attempting to escape the fighting.

November 2, 2016 - Children fleeing Mosul are arriving at camps petrified, struggling to express themselves, and in some cases too terrified to speak, say World Vision staff based just outside of the city.

October 17, 2016 - World Vision is working around the clock to pre-position supplies of food, clean water and hygiene kits as Iraq's military offensive to re-take Mosul from ISIL could forcibly displace up to a million people.

September 20, 2016 - At the Summit for Refugees and Migrants in New York, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to increase humanitarian assistance for 2016-2017 by at least 10% over the 2015-2016 total of $684 million.
 

AFRICA FAMINE
 
May 29, 2017 –  World Vision Canada commends the Canadian Government for establishing a Famine Relief Fund to help those impacted by the hunger crisis. ​

March 17, 2017 - Today, World Vision Canada welcomed the Canadian government's commitment of $119.25 million to address the escalating food crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen. 

March 7, 2017 – An emergency of the highest level has been declared in East Africa by World Vision as 22 million people in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia could face famine.​

February 23, 2017 - Famine has officially been declared in Unity State, South Sudan – the first to be declared anywhere in the world in six years – with 100,000 people facing imminent starvation.
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