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World Vision was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce who was touched by the plight of children and families in the Korean War when large numbers of children were left orphaned. Over the years the organisation has grown and currently it works in 104 countries.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has pulled nearly 400 civilian staffers out of restive Ivory Coast, fearing fresh unrest when the Security Council slaps sanctions in the next few days on people blocking the peace process, U.N. officials said on Thursday.
GOMA, Congo (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeepers killed four Congolese dissident fighters on Sunday, pushing them out of a town they had overrun in a four-day offensive that has forced more than 50,000 people from their homes, a U.N. official said.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police on Friday stormed a protest camp in Cairo set up by thousands of Sudanese refugees, sparking clashes that left 23 Sudanese dead, officials and witnesses said.