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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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A child plays in a Child-Friendly Space, after Typhoon Haiyan
November 25, 2013

Child-Friendly Spaces open in Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged communities

World Vision is setting up about 40 Child-Friendly Spaces in order to provide a safe place for children recovering from Typhoon Haiyan to resume learning, play, and...

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines
November 11, 2013

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s...

India Cyclone disaster relief food distribution
October 17, 2013

Cyclone Phailin: Focus shifts to relief and recovery in the wake of Indian superstorm

A destructive storm — equivalent to the size of Hurricane Katrina — made landfall October 12 on India’s eastern coast. World Vision has activated an emergency...

Cooking up recipes to end malnutrition in India
September 11, 2013

Cooking up recipes to reduce malnutrition in India

Malnutrition runs rampant in the Melghat region of central India, but World Vision is working with women in this region to change that.

Former sponsored child becomes construction technician
September 10, 2013

Former sponsored child becomes construction technician

When Tula Plegsai was growing up in rural Thailand, he dreamed of building a strong home for his family. World Vision child sponsorship helped him gain the education...

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...

A life transformed: From sponsored child to doctor in training
August 12, 2013

A life transformed: From sponsored child to doctor in training

Niroma grew up in a rural Sri Lankan village where access to education was the exception, not the rule. But World Vision child sponsorship gave her the support she...

More countries using child soldiers
June 20, 2013

More countries using child soldiers

Seven out of 10 countries using child soldiers receive U.S. military support, despite a U.S. law against it.

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers
June 18, 2013

Videos: The fears and dreams of child laborers

Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s Property Brothers traveled to India with World Vision for a firsthand look at the conditions that drive children into dangerous,...

When poverty becomes a catalyst for forced labor, exploitation
June 7, 2013

When poverty becomes a catalyst for forced labor, exploitation

Children and teens whose families live in poverty are often persuaded to go seek work with promises of steady pay. Tragically, as Khamsieng’s story illustrates, they...

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