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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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November 25, 2011

Zambian mother-to-be protects her baby from HIV

World AIDS Day is December 1. Heightened global awareness of HIV and AIDS over the past 20 years has saved lives and helped prevent transmission of the virus, both...

November 23, 2011

Young boy rallies community to provide goats for those in need

Wilson, 8, set an ambitious goal to raise $2,000 in a year to purchase farm animals through World Vision’s Gift Catalog this Christmas season.

November 21, 2011

West Africa food crisis looms

Poor harvests in Niger and Mauritania could lead to a serious food crisis.

November 18, 2011

New solar-powered borehole helps prevent spread of famine

Instead of trekking for dirty water and risking cattle-raid attacks, students and families in Loyapat, Kenya, now safely access clean water, and can even grow food and...

November 17, 2011

Cholera outbreaks challenge Haiti recovery

Unsafe drinking water leads to renewed cholera outbreaks in Haiti’s capital city.

November 16, 2011

Microloan empowers Kenyan woman

At age 13, Karen was left to care for her siblings, with virtually no source of income. But a microfinance loan through World Vision enabled Karen to pursue her dream of...

November 16, 2011

VIDEO: AIDS orphans see desperation, then hope

These siblings in Ghana wondered whether they’d even survive after losing their parents to AIDS. But now, thanks to World Vision’s assistance, these young adults are...

A human trafficking survivor
November 16, 2011

Anti-trafficking bill moves through Congress at a snail’s pace

Congress allowed a major anti-trafficking law to expire at the end of September. Months later, the bill is slowly moving through Congress.

November 16, 2011

Toilets, clean water bring health to Nepalese village

World Toilet Day, November 19, has been established as a day to raise awareness of the 2.5 billion people who do not have access to a toilet and are at risk of...

November 16, 2011

Missouri community still recovering six months after tornado

Joplin, Missouri, was devastated by a tornado in May 2011. World Vision continues to assist with the long-term recovery efforts.

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