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World Vision is investing $400 million over six years to address the global water crisis and reach 7.5 million people in Africa alone with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene.

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Khardiata, 11, drinks from a well installed by World Vision in her village of Sam Peul. Before the well was drilled, diseases caused by drinking impure well water and skin irritations from insufficient bathing plagued the villagers. PHOTO: World Vision / Karen Homer
Dec 19, 2014

Water for the World Act assures commitment to solve the global water crisis

World Vision applauds the passage of the Water for the World Act, which will help 748 million people get closer to clean water. After unanimous passage in both Houses of Congress, Friday, the President signed H.R. 2901 into law.

Raya and Elmo
Dec 16, 2014

Sesame Workshop and World Vision partner to tackle critical global health priority

Elmo and new Sesame Muppet Raya will teach children about clean water, sanitation and hygiene across World Vision global programs.

World Vision applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Water for the World Act. PHOTO: World Vision
Nov 20, 2014

World Vision praises House action on Water for the World Act, urges full House and Senate pass bill quickly

World Vision applauds the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee for passing the Water for the World Act.

Neighbors wash their hands in a community in Sierra Leone hit by Ebola. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Nov 14, 2014

Prevention must be part of Ebola response plan, says World Vision

World Vision and a coalition of other faith-based and humanitarian organizations met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden and White House Ebola Czar Ron Klain to build support for expanding its financial commitment to include both Ebola prevention and treatment.

A community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time. PHOTO: World Vision
Nov 12, 2014

Universal water access achieved for more than 2,400 villages

In 2014, World Vision provided clean drinking water to every man, woman and child in 2,416 villages.

Team World Vision runners at the Chicago Marathon. PHOTO: Roger Flessing / World Vision
Oct 30, 2014

Local athletes run 6K to provide clean water in rural Kenya

Local Chicagoland runners will take to the streets this weekend to run 6K as part of a national effort to raise money for clean water and sanitation systems in rural Kenya. The event, hosted by World Vision, takes place November 1 at 9 a.m. at Montrose Harbor in Chicago.

Drought and food insecurity could lead to another famine in Somalia.
Oct 16, 2014

Somalia on brink of famine again as world celebrates World Food Day, says World Vision

Somalia is on the brink of famine again, as the world celebrates World Food Day.

Blog: One-millionth person reached with clean water
Oct 13, 2014

Blog: One-millionth person reached with clean water

Celebrate with us today as we mark the one-millionth person to receive clean water through our water programs this year!

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