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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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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...

Hunger in the Horn of Africa: From emergency to resiliency
April 15, 2013

Hunger in the Horn of Africa: From emergency to resiliency

After years of drought, families across the Horn of Africa are eager to shift from emergency food aid to sustainable, drought-resistant food sources.

Global poverty declines significantly over two decades
April 10, 2013

Global poverty declines significantly over two decades

The percentage of people living in extreme poverty dropped from 43.1 percent to 22.4 percent between 1990 to 2008, according to a recent United Nations report.

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.

New drilling technique to get water to a million in need
April 5, 2013

New drilling technique to get water to a million in need

New low-cost drilling technology will increase access to clean water and allow local people to form their own well-drilling businesses.

Sandy recovery: Girl’s blankets cover Staten Island with love
April 3, 2013

Sandy recovery: Girl’s blankets cover Staten Island with love

Six months after seeing the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy on television, 8-year-old Ella was compelled to respond to the needs of children and families...

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...

Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland
March 27, 2013

Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland

While war leads to suffering for everyone affected, children are most vulnerable to the trauma and distress caused by conflict and displacement.

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...

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