Can you imagine what it's like to be a refugee? To leave your home, carrying your only possessions, and travel on foot to a new land?
Maybe you don't have to only imagine it. The One Mile Challenge gives you a glimpse as you walk a mile in a refugee's shoes while raising awareness and much-needed funding for relief.
Learn more about how you can get involved.
For children affected by conflict and disaster, back-to-school season means getting back to basics: making friends, feeling safe.
See how 15-year-old Deng in South Sudan found friendship and safety … and is able to keep his dreams alive.
Our photographer Laura Reinhardt returned from Serbia this week, where she was meeting refugees and capturing their experiences as they passed through.
Written last Friday: see Serbia through her eyes, the current conditions in which these refugees are living, and the cold, damp future Laura sees in store for them.
The heartbreaking, eyewitness account about a Syrian refugee boy, 8-year-old Ibrahim, and the abuse he endures as a field laborer in Lebanon so his family can survive.
Hear the testimony of our Lebanon staffer who met him, and her call for help on this International Day of Peace.
Right now, our writer/photographer Laura Reinhardt is on the Serbian border with Hungary among the refugees from Syria.
Meet with us this family of three that Laura met in passing yesterday, and hear why this father is making their long, difficult journey for the sake of his infant daughter.
Meet Abdul and Noor. Last night and the night before, they slept on the ground near the Serbian border with Hungary. Our staff met them yesterday and for a moment were able to bring smiles to their faces.
See the current situation for these Syrian refugees, what their journey has been like, and what their future might hold.
In Europe and the Middle East, a story has been unfolding for more than four years, and the "small, unexciting acts of love" that we can make are part of it.
Today, blogger Addie Zierman writes about the big, beautiful story God is telling, and how we're all involved.
Thirteen years ago today, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. In remembrance, August 19 was declared World Humanitarian Day to honor all those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to celebrate the spirit that inspires people to serve.
With 45,000 people serving World Vision in nearly 100 countries, today we honor those who work in the hardest places. Read the stories of three humanitarian heroes working in the newest and most fragile country in the world: South Sudan. After decades of fighting for independence, South Sudan became a country in 2011 and has been embroiled in a civil war since 2013.
One of our staff traveled to Lebanon recently to meet with journalists covering the Syrian refugee crisis … and met a challenge she didn’t expect.
Today, meet one little girl whose simple act of beauty inspired a World Vision writer to move past the headlines and see the heart in the Syria conflict.
The stories of two 14-year-old boys who, living as Syrian refugees in Lebanon, have to be the breadwinners for their families.
See how they balance the choices between bread and education, between pursuing their dreams and survival.
Today is World Refugee Day: a day of awareness and renewed committments to help those displaced by conflict and disaster.
Our team recently traveled to South Sudan, where they met a family of four siblings, orphaned and displaced by war.
Read their story.
Would you like to know what great love looks like? Great love that inspires a man to lay down his life for his friends?
This incredible story of courage was told to me by my colleague, Paul Otto, a Ugandan water engineer in South Sudan …
Our videographer Nathan Shain traveled to Lebanon this spring to visit Syrian refugee families. He was so moved by his experience, that he set up a personalized fundraising page to support our relief efforts.
See Nathan's Instagram photos and a new video from his trip, and learn how you can set up your own fundraising page!
Our Chief Catalyst Steve Haas just returned from visiting Syrian refugees and Christian leaders in Lebanon.
“In light of the greatest migration of refugee people in our lifetime, the Church is standing in a critical gap, showing the love and compassion of Christ to their neighbor.”
But do we care enough? Are we doing enough?
A week after Nepal's deadly earthquake, families are still living out in the open, in tents, in the cold, afraid of aftershocks and returning to unstable, damaged homes.
A few days ago, a stranger approached Kanchi, a mother of three, and asked to adopt her two boys.
See how World Vision works to protect children from a variety of dangers after disaster strikes.
World Vision U.S. staffer Matt Stephens was in Nepal last week for a conference. On Saturday, he was standing in Durbar Square in Bhaktapur where the photo above was taken.
As humanitarian development work makes progress against poverty, extreme poverty is receding into the margins: places where disasters, conflict, and other causes push communities from being resilient to vulnerable.
See what it's like to grow up and work in conflict zones first-hand from one of our aid-workers in Iraq.
After a severe famine in 1998 and a 2011 war for independence, the people of the new South Sudan remain in extreme vulnerability through renewed conflict and food insecurity.
See what they're expecting and hoping to find on this visit, and how you can help support them.
Growing up in conflict, displaced, and as refugees, the children of Syria have become a vulnerable generation—at risk of being lost altogether—without access to the things they need to be successful in life.
The future doesn't belong only to the children who grow up in peace.
It belongs to every child.