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Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

Ebola outbreak in West Africa: World Vision responds to deadly, complex health emergency

Faced with the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, World Vision is on the front lines of efforts to curb and prevent spread of the deadly disease in Sierra Leone and other countries in West Africa.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future
November 6, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ebola closes schools, imperils students’ future

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...

Pursuing equal access to education for girls and women in Pakistan
October 8, 2014

Pursuing equal access to education for girls and women in Pakistan

In one village in Pakistan, World Vision empowers young girls and women to educate older women so they won’t be taken advantage of and can thrive.

August 12, 2014

When hunger and poverty undermine education for children

As back-to-school season arrives, lots of children here in the United States are thinking about a new year of study ahead. Sadly, in many other parts of the world,...

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl
July 8, 2014

Sponsor makes college dream a reality for one Filipino girl

Growing up in the Philippines, Rachel longed to become a nurse but assumed it would never happen because of her family’s poverty. World Vision started helping her...

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams
June 9, 2014

Early marriage derails an Ethiopian girl’s dreams

When Zafu’s mother received an offer for her daughter’s hand in marriage, it drastically altered the 14-year-old’s life course.

Work replaces school for Indian boy
June 9, 2014

Child labor steals childhood: Work replaces school for Indian boy

Shyam’s family has struggled with poverty his entire life. As a boy, he dropped out of school to help support his family. World Vision has helped his siblings and is...

Sponsorship gives children in Bangladesh a second chance at education
May 13, 2014

Bangladesh: Sponsorship offers second chance at education and support for father battling addiction

In Bangladesh, 6-year-old Ahsan had to drop out of school. His father’s drug habit left Ahsan without the fees he needed to attend classes. Today, Ahsan is back in...

A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone
May 13, 2014

A goat helps a boy attend school in Sierra Leone

Jenneh Mansary could barely make ends meet for her five children, so she certainly couldn’t make her 13-year-old son’s dreams of attending school come true. A World...

Ten worst places for child marriage
May 8, 2014

Ten worst places for child marriage

Fear compels parents to marry off their daughters in areas of conflict or disaster, says a new World Vision report.

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls
April 10, 2014

Sponsorship: A safeguard against early marriage of girls

World Vision has partnered with 10x10, a campaign aimed at promoting the education and empowerment of girls. The story of Habtam in Ethiopia illustrates how girls in...

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