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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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March 3, 2012

Severe weather, deadly tornadoes slam Midwest again

World Vision is connecting with churches in tornado-impacted areas and ready to assist their efforts to aid affected communities.

February 28, 2012

West Africa: Cattle dying amid drought, escalating food crisis

In villages across Mauritania, herdsmen are leaving with their cattle, while women and children are left behind in areas where the food and water supply is increasingly...

February 28, 2012

VIDEO: Sponsorship becomes key to girl’s education and future

Before she was reached by child sponsorship, Maureen’s mother could barely afford to feed her or provide her with proper clothing, much less send her to school. But...

February 28, 2012

U.S. anti-trafficking policy draws praise

World Vision applauds the new USAID counter-trafficking policy and urges Congress to immediately pass legislation to continue the U.S. fight against modern-day slavery,...

February 27, 2012

Photos: Fashion beyond the Oscars red carpet

Oscar stars aren't the only ones modeling unique fashions. See children from across the globe in clothing reflecting their cultural heritage.

February 23, 2012

Education provides escape from street scavenging

In Cambodia, World Vision’s Social Mobilization Against Child Labor Project helps children like Socheata transition from a life of scavenging on the street to daily...

February 21, 2012

Donated medicine brings relief to children suffering from worms

In Kenya’s Rift Valley, worm infestation is a major problem, especially among children who are forced to drink contaminated water. Local health clinics whose shelves...

February 16, 2012

Children target of killings in South Sudan

Until recently, women and children have been spared from violent attacks resulting from ethnic clashes.

February 15, 2012

VIDEO: A small loan with a huge impact

International Women’s Day, coming up on March 8, is a time to reflect on the achievements and contributions of women around the world. Here’s a story that illustrates...

February 15, 2012

One hunger crisis unfolds as another subsides in Africa

The historic drought that devastated the Horn of Africa last year with widespread hunger and even famine is subsiding. But on the other side of the continent, in West...

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