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Thousands die in powerful Nepal earthquake

Nepal earthquake: World Vision to aid 100,000 in worst-hit areas

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the south-central Asian country of Nepal on April 25, causing more than 7,000 deaths and widespread devastation. World Vision has initiated relief efforts.

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Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake
May 4, 2015

Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake

Watch some of our videos from Nepal to understand the enormity of the need after the disaster and learn more about how we are helping children and communities.

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty
April 20, 2015

In the margins: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty

Not many people have heard of fragile states — but they are considered ground zero for the future of extreme poverty. Our fragile states expert, Jonathan Papoulidis,...

Birth registration: The perils of being an uncounted child
March 25, 2015

The perils of being an uncounted child

What if you or your child was never issued a birth certificate? For millions of children around the world, the lack of this key document puts them at greater risk of...

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis
March 13, 2015

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis

Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.

South Sudan: Former child soldiers released, long road to recovery begins
February 12, 2015

South Sudan: Former child soldiers released, long road to recovery begins

An estimated 3,000 child soldiers are expected to be released by a rebel group in South Sudan in the coming month. These children must undergo a complex...

January 14, 2015

Child protection unit finds trafficked girl

When Sita* went missing from her home in India, her mother turned to World Vision for help.

Forced into sexual slavery by poverty
December 12, 2014

Forced into sexual slavery by poverty

For Mao, poverty turned an innocent sleepover at a friend’s house into enslavement in Cambodia’s sex trade.

The most dangerous place for children: Not where you think
December 8, 2014

The most dangerous place for children: Not where you think

A new World Vision report reveals a variety of misconceptions regarding the risks to child safety across the globe.

Birth registration bill much closer to becoming law
December 5, 2014

Birth registration bill much closer to becoming law

On November 19, the House of Representatives passed the Girls Count Act, thanks to the dedicated advocacy of World Vision supporters. Now, it moves to the Senate,...

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...

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