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FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

In April 1994, an explosion of ethnic violence in a small East African country resulted in the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. How could this country, Rwanda, ever overcome such hatred and horror? Read our FAQs for more background on one of the worst genocides in history and the recovery of this shattered nation.

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Report: Malaria deaths among children under 5 down since 2000
January 23, 2014

Report: Malaria deaths among children under 5 down since 2000

Challenges remain in the global fight against this preventable, treatable disease, but significant progress has been made, thanks to efforts by governments and...

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health
January 8, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health

Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the...

Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals
December 9, 2013

Children lacking boots play in the snow in sandals

The Gegharkunik region of Armenia is considered the coldest in the country. In winter, the high temperature can be 4 below zero, while at night it may drop to 22...

World AIDS Day: A caregiver’s love saves, transforms lives in Zambia
November 5, 2013

A caregiver’s love saves, transforms lives in Zambia

December 1 is World AIDS Day. In Zambia, Richard Sianeza is an HIV-positive father who is thankful for his best friend, a World Vision-trained caregiver, for saving...

World Vision to immunize 100,000 against Somalia polio outbreak
October 4, 2013

World Vision to immunize 100,000 against Somalia polio outbreak

Declared polio-free in 2007, Somalia is again facing a polio outbreak, largely due to gaps in vaccination because of conflict and disaster.

“Health Gap” leads to thousands of preventable child deaths daily, report finds
September 26, 2013

“Health Gap” leads to thousands of preventable child deaths daily, report finds

A new World Vision report examines the gap between the "health rich" and "health poor"  and the impact of this gap on the well-being of vulnerable children.

Donated medicines save young boy with worms
September 11, 2013

Donated medicines save young boy with worms

Six-year-old Reason Haamayuwa had been sick for two years, getting increasingly worse, before he went to a World Vision clinic and got medicine to help him heal.

Midwives make all the difference for Afghan moms
August 30, 2013

Midwives make all the difference for Afghan moms

To help more women and babies survive pregnancy and birth in Afghanistan, where infant and maternal death rates are high, World Vision has helped empower doctors and...

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it
August 20, 2013

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it

See just how simple it is to urge your member of Congress to take action for children — so easy, a kid can do it!

Drug shortage prolongs misery of worm-infected patients
August 13, 2013

Clinic drug shortage intensifies worm-infected patients’ misery

Too often, poverty renders basic medicines and supplies inaccessible at local clinics. When that happens, easily treatable ailments threaten the lives of young...

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