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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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October 20, 2011

In Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, relief efforts intensify

Updated: With a historic drought driving a food crisis and famine that continues to threaten lives, World Vision continues its response in devastated areas of Kenya,...

October 18, 2011

USAID chief makes case for international aid

Dr. Raj Shah, administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, explains the life-saving results of foreign aid and calls on the American church to engage...

October 17, 2011

VIDEO: Sponsorship, one of the best ways you can fight poverty

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day to promote awareness of the need to end poverty worldwide. One meaningful way that you can...

October 13, 2011

Children and families suffer from food crisis in East Africa

Catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa, including the countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia, has created a severe food crisis that is leaving children like...

October 12, 2011

Bamboo provides food, income for struggling father and son

World Food Day, October 16, reminds us of the 925 million people who are hungry around the world. Programs like this bamboo cultivation project in Thailand have helped...

October 10, 2011

Heartfelt experience drives Team World Vision at marathon

At the Chicago Marathon, some 1,000 Team World Vision runners aimed to raise $1 million and secure sponsors for hundreds of children in African communities struggling...

October 10, 2011

American aid saves lives in desperate places

U.S. News & World Report features World Vision's director of advocacy and government relations, Robert Zachrtiz, making the case for international aid

October 10, 2011

Improving child health through nutrition, hygiene education

Channa had never been taught about basic nutrition and sanitation; as a result, her children were often sick. But their health began to improve when Channa was invited...

October 7, 2011

An inspiring ‘before and after’ story

As famine ravages parts of Somalia, the story of Zam Zam shows how emergency food and care can dramatically change children’s lives. Just a few weeks after meeting a...

October 6, 2011

Administration refuses to enforce child soldier law

Exploiting a loophole in the Child Soldier Prevention Act, the president is allowing countries that use children in their armed forces to receive military aid from the...

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