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Syrian refugee crisis: The true value of water

What do you know about water?

Before I went to Lebanon, I knew that it is life-saving and that clean water is key to preventing diseases. But I never realized how much its value extends beyond that. I never understood the dignity and comfort that it can offer people in hard times -- until this past month.

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    Syrian refugee crisis: Three things you should know

    Joy Toose, social media manager for World Vision Australia, spent a month reporting from Lebanon about the Syrian refugees who fled there to escape violence in their home country. Today, she shares three things that she learned about the refugee crisis that you should know, too.

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      Education: The path to change in Syria

      In honor of World Refugee Day today, Joy Toose — social media manager for World Vision Australia — writes from Lebanon about the need for education among refugees and World Vision’s work in Lebanon that is making possible an education for refugee children.

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        Tornado in Oklahoma: World Vision Responds

        Updated! As World Vision responds to the deadly tornado in Oklahoma, we rely on your continued prayers and support. Walk with us as we stay informed of what's happened, what's happening now, and what World Vision is doing in the devastated communities.

         

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          Go and do likewise

          World Vision videographer Doug Boyles reflects on his experience reporting from Moore, Oklahoma, in the wake of the catastrophic May 20 tornado, including the amazing generosity he witnessed in the midst of incredible tragedy.

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            Crisis in Syria, part 6: debts, difficulties rise for refugees

            As the Syrian conflict deepens, refugees are falling into debt just to survive, many of them unable to find work. Difficulties are rising for locals, too, as shopkeepers can't afford to restock their shelves and some residents lose their jobs to newcomers. Additionally, aid agencies struggle to provide relief, running out of funds.

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              School supplies still bring hope six months after Sandy

              When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens, New York, six months ago, storm waters rushed into the Challenge Preparatory Charter School. Shrimp, fish, and snakes swam in the lower-level kindergarten classrooms, including the one where Rosemarie Eshcevarria taught.

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                The breadth of devastation: Sichuan earthquakes, 2008 and 2013

                On May 12, 2008, I had plane tickets that less than three weeks later were to take me from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, and then on to Chengdu, China, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwestern region of the country.

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                  Crisis in Syria, part 5: Fear for girls caught up in the Syrian conflict

                  As the Syrian refugee crisis deepens, World Vision is increasingly concerned about the risk of child marriage among girls as young as 12, as parents fleeing violence in Syria struggle to protect their children amid a deepening humanitarian emergency.

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                    Crisis in Syria, part 4: Education brings hope to refugee children

                    Today's post -- the fourth in our weekly series about the Syrian conflict and refugee crisis -- is the story of an 8-year-old Syrian girl, Jouri, who loves learning but can't go to school in Lebanon. But now, having been enrolled in a World Vision education program, Jouri has hope.

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