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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 
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.

August 26, 2016 – South Sudan continues to be threatened by violence, mass internal displacement and extreme food insecurity one year after it signed a peace deal to end 20-months of conflict, according to World Vision. 

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.

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