Top humanitarian crises to watch in 2014


Ongoing conflict and increasingly frequent natural disasters worldwide affect millions of children and families. Our disaster relief experts identify six humanitarian emergencies happening right now.

Syrian refugee crisis

As Syria’s civil war heads into its fourth year, the humanitarian situation grows more desperate.

About 2.5 million people have fled as refugees to neighboring countries, placing unprecedented strain on host communities. Another 6.5 million people still in Syria need immediate humanitarian aid.

On February 22, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to improve access to aid inside Syria.

More: FAQs: Syrian refugee crisis and World Vision’s response


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