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What Happens When Girls Flee Conflict Zones December 20, 2015

World Vision Communicator, Patricia Mouamar, reports on the dangers facing many refugee girls fleeing conflict zones, and reflects on her own experiences growing up in 1980s Lebanon.

The Worst Humanitarian Crisis of Our Time December 18, 2015

Half Syria's pre-war population - more than 11 million people - have been killed or forced to flee their homes. Families are struggling to survive inside their own country, or make a new home in neighboring countries.

Making Up For Lost Time December 10, 2015

For many of the Syrian refugees who have found a safe haven in neighbouring countries, making up for time lost to the conflict is an ongoing issue.

My Tent, My Home December 07, 2015

Recently separated from his parents and seeking refuge in Lebanon, Ahmed works selling chewing gum by the roadside in order to earn enough money to feed himself and repair his tent that is now his home.

The Shopkeepers of Za’atari November 23, 2015

Shopkeepers Hamid and Khalil are trying to use their skills that they used in Syria to make a living in their new host communities. Everyone is hoping some kind of normality will return.

The Lasting Effects of War October 03, 2015

Children who have escaped violence in Syria and Iraq speak of the brutality—losing parents, loved ones, and friends—and being displaced and out of school.

Khalida’s Story October 03, 2015

Khalida is just 8 and her days are filled with caring for her two younger siblings, as well as cleaning and cooking.

Edo’s Story October 02, 2015

Many Syrian children just like 10 year-old Edo are forced into roles as head of the family and breadwinner

Cold Nights Ahead for Refugees in Serbia September 30, 2015

The rain in the Serbian capital of Belgrade makes life difficult for refugees living in parks but it’s nothing compared to the snows of winter.

A lifeline for Syrian families September 26, 2015

For most Syrian families seeking refuge in Lebanon, receiving food vouchers has been a lifeline.

A Day I Will Never Forget September 21, 2015

Mona, a World Vision Lebanon volunteer, experiences first-hand the terrible working conditions many Syrian refugees are forced to work in to eke out a living having fled their homes.

On the Serbia-Hungary border: Syrian refugee family looking for a better life September 18, 2015

The family sat on a mat in the shade of trees in a paved area near the border. They had slept on the ground near the border the night before. Teasadi, the mother, says “sleep” and pantomimes sleeping with her hands folded under her tilted head, then patting the ground...

Syria refugee crisis: No one wants to be a refugee September 16, 2015

As thosands of Syrian refugees fill city parks in Belgrade, Serbia, a World Vision voluteer gives her perspective on the mass influx having been in a very similar situation fleeing war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992.

World Vision delivers baby kits to Syrian refugees along the border between Serbia and Hungary September 16, 2015

Men, women and children of all ages, carrying all of their possessions in small bags, look for place where they can rest in Kanjiža Camp, northern Serbia along the country’s border with Hungary. Many of these people have been travelling for months.

Welcoming Syrian refugees into Ireland is a good start September 14, 2015

It was the image of a child who finally forced the world to pay attention to a crisis that has been spiraling out of control for the past five years. And it is children who remain the main victims of the war in Syria. 

EU obligated to provide special care and protection to child refugees September 09, 2015

World Vision is urging the European Union’s interior and justice ministers to take immediate action to ensure the safety and wellbeing of refugee children at its emergency meeting in Brussels on September 14.

Lost Boy: 6-year-old Hamil is Far From Home August 31, 2015

Meet Hamil. He’s 6 years old and you’d never believe what he’s been through. When you look at him closely you can see it in his eyes – that glint that tells you he’s seen too much.

Education or bread August 31, 2015

Two 14 year old boys and a heartbreaking choice between eating or going to school, survival  or success.

A failing grade on education for children affected by the Syria Crisis May 01, 2015

At only 10-years of age, Edo is a sole provider. He lost his childhood overnight when militants robbed him of his father, killing him in his hometown of Sinjar, in Iraq’s Ninewah province, in August, 2014.

Roads; the life-line of a refugee camp April 20, 2015

World Vision, with funding from UNOCHA and ADH, built roads and drainage trenches in some of the districts within the camp. Summers, winters, and rainy seasons were equally challenging at Za'atari Refugee Camp due to the harsh desert land.

A sweet song for Syria April 14, 2015

Meet Laynour – she’s fun, feisty and five years old. She plays dolls with her sister, she fights over the doll with her sister, she loves being the centre of attention, and she has adorable pigtails and loves making people laugh.

The Children who Have Forgotten the Words April 10, 2015

World Vision's Dominica Leonard travelled to the Middle East to meet Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Here she tells the story of three young children who stole her heart in the midst of a refugee camp in Lebanon.

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis April 07, 2015

Nearly 2 million Syrian children are refugees, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports. An upsurge in fighting has complicated aid efforts as the conflict enters its fifth year.

Education is the best hope for the future of Syrian children March 30, 2015

This month the conflict in Syria has entered its fifth year, and at times the numbers are overwhelming. More than 6.6 million children have been affected.  Over 1.6 million have fled Syria, and another 7.6 million are displaced within the country. I can’t help but think of each of these numbers as a name 

Meeting Jalel March 28, 2015

The crisis in Syria has been raging for four long years, leaving many families like Jalel’s in situations they never thought possible. The fighting has forced almost two million children – two million – out of Syria and away from stable lives.  Meet Jalel, one of these children.

Living in conflict: I know what it feels like March 16, 2015

Cecil Laguardia: "Over time, the players in the conflict have changed but the struggle continues. I have lived in a conflict zone for all 50 years of my life..."

Brave Syrian Mothers March 15, 2015

I am extremely lucky to work for World Vision Ireland and as part of this job I get to travel around the world and meet other mothers...
By Niamh Cooper - World Vision Ireland

A Syrian Mother in Jordan March 14, 2015

Since fleeing Syria over two years ago, Um Abdel-Aziz has been living in Irbid, Jordan with with her, two girls: Hiam and Rawan, and three boys: Abdel-Aziz, Ahmad and Aboudeh.