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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      Crisis in Syria, part 3: Video and FAQs

      The civil war in Syria has entered its third year, and the number of refugees fleeing the country has doubled in the past three months.

      Today's post -- the third in our series about the crisis -- offers a list of the most frequently asked questions to offer our readers some background to the growing humanitarian needs.

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          Crisis in Syria, part 1: Memories of summer camp

          Today, we're kicking off a weekly series about the two-year conflict in Syria and the region's subsequent refugee crisis. Every Wednesday for the next several weeks, we'll have a new story or perspective on this situation, so check back!

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            [Video] Two Years Later: Rebuilding Japan

            As today marks the two-year anniversary of the historic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, residents are making progress toward rebuilding their lives and communities. World Vision has helped almost 300,000 people in three of the worst-affected areas – Miyagi, Iwate, and Niigata prefectures.

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              [PHOTOS] Youth train for emergencies

              The drill is on in Nicaragua.

              A mock emergency event prompts 130 youth and community leaders from across the country to jump in and learn life-saving tactics during a January workshop, hosted by World Vision and local and international agencies. Participants get to put skills -- from medical and spiritual care, GPS navigation to security detail -- to the test.

              All photos by Chris Huber/World Vision.

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                [Photo blog] Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

                Click here for updates on the situation and World Vision's response in the Solomon Islands.

                Wednesday, February 6, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake followed by several forceful aftershocks generated tsunami waves nearly five feet high that battered Santa Cruz Island in Temotu province of the Solomons.

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                  Rebel atrocities in Mali

                  While French and Malian troops continue their drive to force rebels out of major centers in northern Mali, World Vision communications manager Maria Mutya Frio spoke to those who have fled conflict zones.

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                  I am face to face with the displaced Malians who shake my hand and look me in the eye as they share their stories. Suddenly the statistics on TV have a human face.

                  SATA

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                    Pray for the people of Mali

                    Mali enjoyed two decades of democratic rule until the growing rebel insurgency led to a military coup in March 2012, leaving the former French colony with a weakened government. World Vision began working here in 1975 and is especially concerned for displaced children and families as fighting escalates in the north. Please join World Vision in prayer for the people of Mali.

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