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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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Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation
May 7, 2013

Trafficking persists, enslaving children in sexual exploitation

There are more slaves in the world today than during any other time in human history. Ruse*, in Cambodia, is one of millions of young people trafficked each year.

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province
April 22, 2013

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province

Updated: World Vision is delivering hygiene supplies and Child-Friendly Kits to families affected by the Sichuan earthquake.

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years
April 16, 2013

World Vision aims to transform 10 million lives over five years

World Vision’s Campaign For Every Child seeks to fill the funding gap as federal budget cuts and economic woes bring less money to urgently-needed programs for clean...

Study: Child literacy rate soars in Solomon Island community
April 2, 2013

Study: Child literacy rate soars in Solomon Island community

In a country where only 17 percent of the population is fully literate, reports of radically improved children’s reading and numeracy skills on Makira in the Solomon...

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts
March 8, 2013

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts

Two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese seaside communities are making progress in rebuilding their lives, and children are key contributors to...

Sri Lanka: Education provides hope in post-war recovery
February 27, 2013

Sri Lanka: Education provides hope in post-war recovery

Schooling is foundational to the recovery of children and families scarred by decades of civil war.

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality
February 11, 2013

A girl’s dream of education becomes reality

As a domestic servant working for $6 a month as a young child, Shoma dreamed of going to school. Now, she dreams of being a teacher.

Solomon Islands: Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami
February 7, 2013

Solomon Islands: Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami

World Vision is distributing pre-positioned relief items to families impacted by the quake and tsunami.

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost
January 15, 2013

Cambodia: Fight against child labor gets $10 million boost

A new child labor prevention program in Cambodia will target children engaged in commercial sex work, brick-making, agriculture, fishing, begging, souvenir selling, and...

Sponsorship helps family find wholeness beyond poverty
January 1, 2013

Sponsorship helps family find wholeness beyond poverty

Thanks to World Vision’s sponsorship program in their village in Bangladesh, this new year will be one of greater stability and hope for Rubina, her husband, and her...

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