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The Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly and debilitating Guillain-Barre syndrome, the World Health Organization said March 31 after researchers studying the recent outbreak reached a consensus. Governments, aid organizations, health workers, and families throughout the Americas have been trying to contain the outbreak since sudden, rapid spread began in Brazil in 2015.
One year later, World Vision continues to support the people of Nepal.
Two-year-old Wizar became very sick. Not knowing what was wrong, his aunt sought help and learned that he had contracted worms.
Four-year-old Jean Marie's mother struggled to provide for him after his father died, so she fled and left him with his aunt. He quickly became malnourished as she also struggled to provide for him. World Vision saw their need.
A health center worker in Burundi can’t keep his shelves fully stocked to treat all the people who need his help. World Vision has recently started working in the area.
A cholera outbreak is spreading through Malawi, threatening a population that's already plagued by food shortages.
The start of the new year brought freezing temperatures and the first snowfall of winter to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.
This week's humanitarian news brief includes Iraqis displaced by fighting, global hunger stemming from harsh El Niño season, Guinea declared Ebola free, and elections in CAR.