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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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Flash Flood for Good
September 4, 2013

Add your digital voice to the Flash Flood for Good

World Vision is the chosen implementing partner of Flash Flood for Good, a social media movement to bring clean water to children.

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...

Buying a traditional gift for Mother’s Day? Think again.
May 2, 2013

Buying a traditional gift for Mother’s Day? Think again.

Almost two-thirds of American mothers say they would prefer to receive a Mother’s Day gift that would help someone else — gifts like those found in the World Vision Gift...

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children
April 26, 2013

Intestinal worms drain the life out of children

Children like Samuel need life-saving deworming medication. Tragically, because of poverty, these drugs are often in short supply in places where they’re desperately...

New feature for sponsors: Email to your sponsored child
April 25, 2013

New feature for sponsors: Email to your sponsored child

Emailing your sponsored child is simple, and he or she will love hearing from you. Choose a fun design, and include your picture.

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water
April 8, 2013

Chicago man to run 120 marathons for clean water

With the goal of bringing water to 30,000 people in Kenya, a former Chicago area pastor aims to run the equivalent of 3,243 miles in 21 consecutive weeks.

Sequestration: Budget cuts will cost child lives
March 27, 2013

Sequestration: Budget cuts will cost child lives

World Vision’s president, Richard Stearns, calls on Congress to protect life-saving international assistance funding, saying “the effect of these budget cuts on the...

Beyond jellybeans: Five gifts that give life, not cavities
March 25, 2013

Beyond jellybeans: Five gifts that give life, not cavities

Looking for an Easter gift that will offer hope instead of trips to the dentist? Consider giving a gift through World Vision’s Gift Catalog that can honor a loved one...

Who will fall off the “fiscal cliff?”
November 30, 2012

Who will fall off the “fiscal cliff?”

Programs that save the lives of vulnerable children could be on the chopping block, even though they do immeasurable good and make up a negligible percentage of the...

Kenyan mother and child
September 20, 2012

Under-5 child deaths drop considerably

Due in large part to improved immunization practices, as well as efforts to eradicate polio, measles, and HIV and AIDS, many of the world’s poorest countries have seen...

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