4.7 million people like little 3-month-old Malou Lual, are facing severe food shortages and possible starvation in South Sudan (more than 40% of the country's population).

Today, #famine was declared for parts of the country as the number is expected to grow to 5.5 million by the end of July. [ Bddy.me Link ]

Our teams are working hard to meet the growing needs of the people of South Sudan....
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Did you know, we are the largest nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world?

Even though we are already providing clean water to more than 2 million people each year, we are constantly looking at ways we can improve our methods to meet the needs of those we serve better.

We are excited to partner Grundfos and harness solar power for clean water.

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At World Vision, we don't want children and their families to merely survive, we want them to thrive.

Our #microfinance work through VisionFund plays a key role in helping families, like Jacqueline's, take control of their futures.

In 2016 alone, the 1.5 million loans that were distributed were able to create or sustain more than 2.4 million jobs and improve the well-being of at last 4.4...
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Our teams in the Solomon Islands partnered with Director Stephen Limkin to create this award-winning documentary about how climate change is affecting communities in the Pacific. [ Bddy.me Link ]

Watch the film to see how rising tides and temperatures are affecting vulnerable communities in the Pacific.
This Valentine’s Day, let’s move beyond romantic love to celebrate the love of community.

Join us and others who are hosting dinners where refugees and non-refugees come together to break bread and break barriers.

Learn how you can join us here: [ Bddy.me Link ] and don't forget to share pictures of your gatherings with us.

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In Africa, it is estimated that as many as 120,000 children are currently being used as child soldiers. This accounts for 40% of the world’s child soldiers.

Like many in Uganda, Geoffrey was forced to become a soldier when he was still a boy.

Today, after seven years of captivity with the Lord’s Resistance Army, Geoffrey is 19 and has been reunited with his family.

In the Central African...
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We believe reading is the foundation of a good education.

See how we helped nearly 9 million children improve their literacy skills.

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Innovation!

See how our teams around the world are using technology to reduce wait times and increase the efficiency of aid delivery, allowing more help to get to those who need it most, faster!

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Scaling humanitarian solutions to new heights

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How do your children get to school?

Would you be willing to make the sacrifice David, from the Solomon Islands, does walking two hours each way every day-rain or shine-to get an education?

Although his walk to school is very long and often muddy, David is determined to continue his studies,

" I’ll never give up... education is my future," he says.

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“The Lord has answered my prayers," says Alvina, 13.

Like many in her community, she used to perform poorly at school due in large part to the demands of fetching water for her family or the effects of consuming dirty water. After our teams in Zambia drilled a borehole in her community, things changed.

"I no longer get sick or miss school and I pass all my exams," she says...
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No more scary walks to get water for Alvina

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More than 3 million girls each year are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Idil’s mother, Fatiah, knows first-hand the dangers and long-term effects of FGM. Idil is fortunate that her mother is a passionate advocate against FGM and has vowed it is a ritual her girls will never have to experience. #KidsDeserveBetter, #EndFGM
An improved education environment and on-site housing for teachers helped sponsored-child, David, 15, obtain the highest test score (among thousands) in his area in Uganda.

"World Vision gave me most of the scholastic materials I needed in school. I want to thank them for being there for me," he says.

The star student will continue his studies at secondary school. "I want to work hard and...
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We have an update to share with you regarding the charges against a World Vision employee in Gaza.

Today, World Vision staff member Mohammad El Halabi pled not guilty to all charges made against him. World Vision International President Kevin Jenkins has issued a statement in reaction. You can read the full statement here:

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"World Vision works to assist vulnerable children...
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Statement by World Vision International CEO; Gaza staff member pleads not guilty

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Aaliya, a 6-year-old Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, sits outside her family's tent. “I’m the eldest, and my father told me to take care of my sisters,” she told our photographer, Ralph.

Although he has spoken to many refugees, see why these three sisters had such an impact on him.

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Winters in Afghanistan can be bitterly cold, especially for the thousands of children forced by poverty to work on the streets, many of whom lack warm appropriate clothing to stay warm.

Mirwais, 13, knows firsthand what it feels like to spend his days outside scavenging through garbage or pushing around a cart full of tomatoes in freezing temperatures.

Today, Mirwais is grateful. He...
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A Letter from our U.S. office to President Trump on executive order on refugees

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"As evangelical Christians, we are guided by the Bible to be particularly concerned for the plight of refugees, individuals who have been forced to flee their countries because of the threat of persecution. Evangelical churches and ministries have long played a key role in welcoming,...
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Mohammed, 13, is a talented artist. He’s also a refugee. His family fled violence in Nigeria and are currently among the more than 8,000 people living in the Sayam refugee and displaced camp in Niger.

Mohammed shows us a drawing he did of life in the camp. “This is a house where we come to learn and play, he says, pointing to building on his drawing that represents the Child Friendly...
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Last year wind blew snow and cold air through the cracks in Alija's uninsulated home, making life even more difficult for her and her three children. "We felt cold even inside the house," she says.

Thanks to a partnership between World Vision and the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this winter is different.

"Now it is warmer. It is warm by night and warm by...
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Last year Torna's fields were brown, scorched under the hot Mozambique sun. The El Nino provoked drought caused her crops to fail and her family to face hunger. Her son was so hungry, he couldn't even go to school.

This year, things are different. Thanks to our partnership with the United States Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the distribution of more than 17 metric tonnes of...
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Sonali* lives with her mother, Reshma*, 30, in a brothel in Bangladesh. Reshma has been trapped in the sex trade since she was just 10-years-old.

She is tired of this life. Although she is smart, she has no education, something she wants to change for her children.

Reshma is grateful that her two daughters, Sonali and Rupali*, are able to attend World Vision’s Child Friendly Space across...
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