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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

 

The crisis facing Syria’s children is staggering in its scale. Millions of girls and boys have fled their homes or are living in dire need – each one a child who has los​t a home, an education and the sense of safety.


​SOUTH SUDAN 
Mobilizing lifesaving assistance to South Sudan
July 14, 2016 - After intense fighting followed by a fragile ceasefire in Juba, South Sudan, World Vision is mobilizing its emergency response to provide lifesaving assistance to thousands of newly displaced people.
 
South Sudan Growing Pains
July 8, 2016 - This Saturday July 9, South Sudan will celebrate the 5th anniversary of its independence. But the world's newest country continues to experience urgent humanitarian challenges that require greater support from Canada and the international community.
 
The signing of the peace agreement by South Sudan's President is a positive step toward ending the brutal 20 month civil war but aid agencies say it is only the beginning of a long, hard journey towards peace and reconciliation. ​
 
16-year-old Achol became a caregiver after her parents were killed in Bentiu, South Sudan - one of the towns which has been devastated by fighting over the past 18 months. When the fighting started in December 2013, Achol fled into the bush with her four younger siblings to escape.
In South Sudan World Vision is working to support children and families who are living alongside the conflict that has raged in the country since December 2013.

NEPAL

One year on, World Vision has reached 386,984 people in Nepal. Today we join the people of Nepal in honouring lost loved ones, and recognizing the strong community that helped saved thousands. 


GAZA CRISIS

A year has passed since the beginning of the last war on Gaza, and limited progress has been achieved to rebuild the lives of those affected or tackle the root causes of conflict.



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