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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.
Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades hit Saturday, devastating the South American country. World Vision began responding immediately.
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.
Social media voice tops 753 million people in support of UN World Water Day to provide clean water to those in need via World Vision.
As next week marks the end of five years of conflict in Syria, Christian organizations representing a diversity of practice and tradition are participating in a prayer campaign called #prayforrefugees, uniting Christians around central biblical beliefs about refugees.
With the support of Sesame Street, Pharrell Williams, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Patricia Heaton, Pentatonix, Joel Osteen, Debbie Macomber and more, the social media campaign will promote the life-saving work of World Vision water.