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World Humanitarian Day: Karate champion empowers Syrian refugee girls in Jordan

This World Humanitarian Day, we honour the women who work on the front line of their own communities in some of the most difficult places. This is Qamar Al-Kurdi's story.
is Jordanian and based in the Syrian refugee camp

NGO reaction to the "Brussels III" Conference on Syria

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies called today for a sustained follow-up to ensure political and funding support translates into meaningful improvements for all Syrians.

70,000 Syrian refugees suffer as storms batter Lebanon

Freezing temperatures, rain and snow have exacerbated already dire conditions in Lebanon’s refugee camps, leaving an estimated 70,000 Syrians at risk.

School violence adds trauma for Syria’s war-scarred children, World Vision warns

Children who have fled fighting in Syria are suffering further brutality at school, aid charity World Vision reveals today.
film was captured by Syrian children in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee

Only lasting ceasefire will end carnage in Ghouta, warns World Vision

Aid agency World Vision is backing calls for an immediate ceasefire to halt escalating violence in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Brussels.
now living in a host community in Jordan.

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.
now living in a host community in Jordan.

Partnering with Microsoft & Facebook to bridge education gap and teach Syrian child refugees using digital technology

International children’s charity World Vision is partnering with Microsoft, Google, Cisco Facebook; and other tech companies to host the #EdTech summit (01-02 March) which aims to inspire Syrian refugee children to harness the power of technology.
Jordan on the 1st and 2nd of March. It’s part of

Game of Thrones star and World Vision supporter surprises Syrian refugee in Germany

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Hussam, a teenage Syrian refugee, now living in Germany.
The pair first met when Cunningham visited Jordan to see World Vision projects in September. … initially fled Syria for Jordan after his school was struck by missiles

A little red love heart on the front door

10-year-old Rama fled Syria with her mother and two sisters when a neighbours house was bombed near Aleppo. Now living in a centre for women and children in Turkey, Rama remembers the things she misses about Syria, her dreams and her wishes for the future...

Hope in the eyes of Syrian refugee children | Education in Emergencies

From Mexico to Colombia, China to the UK, Humanitarian Information Officer Soraya has years of experience working in education, and on a recent trip to Jordan spent time meeting parents, teachers, and programmers about our work helping get Syrian Refugee children back into school
Queen Rania of Jordan at the 2013 Education Cannot Wait event. … Hope and happiness On my first day in Jordan I visited one of our … Jordan and

Soccer for Syrians: Bringing football to the children of Azraq

Simple things like giving children a safe place to run around and express themselves makes a huge amount of difference to refugees living far from home. From the exhilaration of scoring a goal and working as a team, to the comfort of finding emotional support, children and staff share the ways they’re benefitting from the football pitches we’ve built in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp…
built in Jordan’s Azraq refugee … never done until she came to Jordan. … says Akram. He has been in Jordan for two and a half

A refugee mother's to-do list

For most mothers, daily life revolves around the items on each day’s to-do list: heading to work, helping with homework, cooking, getting the children to bed. In some ways, daily life for a refugee mother is similar; they do many of the same things for their own families. But doing those things looks entirely different for a mother whose family has been forced from their home by war...

World Vision Calls for UK to Open Safe Routes for Child Refugees

World Vision calls on David Cameron to open up safe routes into the UK for children fleeing war, as the Pope shows his concern for the plight of refugee children.

Putting the most vulnerable first: Refugees facing the new EU-Turkey deal

Our Sarah Pickwick recently spent time in Serbia meeting some of the refugees who are now living with the uncertainty of closing borders. As the new EU deal with Turkey comes into play, Sarah asks, will this push people further into the hands of people smugglers?

Resilience and hope: Syrian children in education in Jordan

World Vision Supporter Kate Jinadu addressed our event in the UK Parliament last week, speaking about the devastating effect the Syrian war has had on education. Here, she gives her reflections on a recent trip to Jordan, where she got to see some of our remedial classes that are helping child refugees reconnect with education…
refugees living in Jordan was a real privilege. I went not as … of refugees in Jordan and providing for their education is a huge … but after the Jordanian school day has ended. The schools in

Through the eyes of a refugee child: A story in 23 pictures

We recently visited an Informal Tented Settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley that houses Syrian refugees. When it rains, the camp turns into a mud pit, making it hard for children who only have rubber shoes to walk. But when the sun comes out, mothers hang out laundry and children find a way of playing in the most difficult of circumstances. Here are their stories, in pictures…

Too much, too young: 'Half of all Syrian refugee children are working'

Naseem and his wife, Maha, and their seven children were forced to flee Syria in 2013. Living in a small apartment in Jordan, and with Naseem struggling with a debilitating injury, his children have been forced to work long hours. Approximately half of all Syrian refugee children living in Jordan are the breadwinners for their families.
dark apartment in the north of Jordan. It’s November when we meet the family and … tell us they escaped to Jordan in May … earning 2to3 Jordanian Dinar

War in Syria costing £3.2bn a month

War is costing Syria more than £3.2bn (US$4.5bn) each month in lost economic growth, a report from children’s charity World Vision and Frontier Economics reveals.
have been in the absence of the conflict. Jordan has also suffered an estimated 12 per cent

Helping refugees stay warm

Syrian refugee and mother, Naeema, wants nothing more for her children than to live happy and healthy lives. However her nine-year-old son Fares suffers from ill health, and Naeema struggles to pay his medical bills alongside their rent. However, World Vision’s winterisation work means that the family will have the fuel and clothes they need to stay warm this winter.
World Vision Jordan It’s a busy day at the Princess Basma … are especially difficult. World Vision Jordan’s winterisation work aims to help … families receive one gas cylinder and 40 Jordanian Dinars