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More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. The airport is heavily protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from the rampant conflict.
Schools are closed in Sierra Leone because of the Ebola virus. Twelve-year-old Zainab worries about falling behind in learning. She and her mother say children may become dropouts or child brides if they are out of school for long.
Somalia is on the brink of famine again, as the world celebrates World Food Day.
In Sierra Leone, World Vision staff, with government officials and other agencies, are working to curb the deadly virus. Faith leaders are being equipped with messages on prevention and awareness, and we are helping them address hopelessness, fear, and stigma in the communities they serve.
Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies.
While Liberia has been declared Ebola-free and the disease’s spread is slowing in Sierra Leone and Guinea, there is still much to be done to eradicate the disease and recover from the crippling social and economic effects of the outbreak.
Early in 2013, 9-year-old Inness began to complain of pain in her stomach. “It was like something biting my intestines inside,” she says. “It was so painful.” Inness is alive today because of the help provided through World Vision’s sponsorship program in Hamaundu, Zambia.