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Chicago clergy
Apr 30, 2015

Chicago clergy unite to help recovery efforts in Nepal that took 5,000 lives

Clergy from the west side of Chicago are gearing up to provide assistance for the international humanitarian crisis in Nepal that stemmed from Saturday's earthquake.

Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake
May 4, 2015

Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake

Watch some of our videos from Nepal to understand the enormity of the need after the disaster and learn more about how we are helping children and communities.

Hundreds, if not thousands of houses and building in the Bakthapur district in Nepal have been reduced to rubble and dust from the devastating earthquake. Thousands of families are sleeping under makeshift tents in open areas, fearing another quake. In a few days from now, Shelter is going to be the biggest need for thousands of families here. And it is going to be a Herculean task. PHOTO: World Vision / Theodore Sam
Apr 28, 2015

Aid organizations face challenges in rush to help Nepal earthquake survivors desperately in need

World Vision is rushing supplies to those in need in Nepal, days after an earthquake hit the country, causing widespread death and damage. Approximately 4,000 lives have been lost and 8 million people have been affected by the quake.

Mother and child await help in Kathmandu. PHOTO: Sunjuli Singh / World Vision
Apr 27, 2015

Rural areas devastated by Nepal quake, relief efforts challenged by distance, blocked roads, steep mountainsides

As World Vision teams reached remote villages outside of Kathmandu, Nepal this morning, after days of trying, they found extensive damage and desperate need for basic survival supplies following Saturday's massive earthquake.

Streets in Kathmandu filled with rubble and toppled buildings following the 7.8 quake. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 26, 2015

Nepal Earthquake: World Vision first responders to get a first look at remote villages hit by quake

Following a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, World Vision teams have traveling by vehicle and foot for hours to reach those in need.

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 25, 2015

World Vision emergency team responds as 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday.

Thousands die in powerful Nepal earthquake
May 4, 2015

Nepal earthquake: World Vision to aid 100,000 in worst-hit areas

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the south-central Asian country of Nepal on April 25, causing more than 7,000 deaths and widespread devastation. World Vision has initiated relief efforts.

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty
Apr 20, 2015

In the margins: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty

Not many people have heard of fragile states — but they are considered ground zero for the future of extreme poverty. Our fragile states expert, Jonathan Papoulidis, answers questions about how country fragility affects children in poverty who are living in the margins and how countries can overcome these challenges.

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