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Cyclone Pam: Category 5 storm slams Vanuatu

Cyclone Pam: Responding to needs in Vanuatu

The category 5 storm pounded the islands of Vanuatu with heavy rain and winds last weekend. We are distributing critical relief supplies, including clean drinking water and shelter materials.

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Community reading programs boost literacy around the world
February 25, 2015

Community reading programs boost literacy around the world

Literacy Boost aims to measurably improve the literacy skills of 1.5 million girls and boys in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia by the end of 2016. A...

After Ebola, survivors and orphans face challenges
February 16, 2015

After Ebola, survivors and orphans face challenges

Aruma, 14, lost his parents, his elder brother, and three younger siblings to Ebola. He’s one of more than 11,000 children in West Africa who have lost one or both...

From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community
February 12, 2015

From dire illness to healthy lives: Clean water transforms community

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, lack of clean drinking water at Morop Primary School was a big problem. Students often suffered from waterborne diseases; some spent more time...

February 12, 2015

Nutrition training empowers mother to keep her child nourished

When Fiston Kengawe was just 14 months old, his grandmother took him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with acute malnutrition. World Vision works to help...

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...

Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts
January 22, 2015

Ebola outbreak continues to devastate West Africa

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 disease in Sierra Leone and...

The price of empty shelves: children’s lives
January 14, 2015

The price of empty shelves: children’s lives

Richard Ewalu works at a health center in Uganda that is understaffed and often doesn’t have the basic medicines and supplies needed to treat suffering children and...

Top humanitarian crisises to watch in 2014
January 12, 2015

Top humanitarian crises to watch in 2015

2014 was a particularly harsh year for children, says UNICEF, which noted in a recent report that nearly 230 million children live in countries affected by war. Here...

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...

Ethiopia famine, 30 years later: Alerting the world to a humanitarian emergency
October 23, 2014

Ethiopia famine, 30 years later: Alerting the world to a humanitarian emergency

October 23 marked 30 years since a BBC news report turned the world’s attention to the plight of famine-stricken Ethiopians. World Vision catches up with the pilots...

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