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

7.8 quake in Nepal kills thousands

The entire country is in shock, with more than 4,000 dead and many thousands more injured or homeless. World Vision is responding.

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Every 30 seconds, World Vision provides clean water to a new person, somewhere in the world. PHOTO: World Vision #waterEffect #waterNow

World Water Day poll results in

Harris Poll survey results show westerners and seniors most likely to conserve water, among other findings.

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Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision

Syrian children desperately need our protection

1.5 million children have already fled Syria, but more than half that number remain, and are directly threatened by violence.

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Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

World Vision is providing emergency relief to families in desperate need of food, water and medicine in northern Iraq.

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Press Releases & Resources

“No matter where you live much of motherhood is the same, it is about wanting the absolute best for your child,” says Cheryl DeBruler, World Vision Gift Catalog spokeswoman. “By giving mom a charitable gift you are showing her you appreciate the sacrifices made by moms every day.” PHOTO: World Vision
May 5, 2015

This Mother’s Day, shoppers say 'I love ewe, Mom' with sheep

World Vision’s Mother’s Day Gift Catalog gives shoppers a unique way to say “I Love Ewe, Mom” by donating a sheep in her honor. Americans spend $671 million on Mother’s Day cards each year. Such money could provide 5 million sheep to families in need around the world.

A Child Friendly Space set up in Kathmandu helps children impacted by the Nepal earthquake have a safe place to play. PHOTO: Alina Shresthra/World Vision
May 1, 2015

World Vision creating safe spaces to help children ‘come to terms with loss’ after Nepal quake

World Vision creates safe spaces for children impacted by disaster.

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.

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.

Apr 27, 2015

Nepal earthquake response

World Vision has mobilized emergency response staff and supplies after a powerful 7.8 earthquake toppled buildings and triggered avalanches, killing thousands. We are responding to meet basic, urgent needs with temporary shelter, food, water, emergency health interventions and other vital aid.

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.

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