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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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August 7, 2011

Mosquito nets end the nightmare of malaria

World Vision provided mosquito nets for Calvin, 10, a sponsored child in western Zimbabwe, and his five cousins. Calvin, who is orphaned, had two cases of malaria in...

August 1, 2011

The domino effects of drought and hunger in East Africa

Editor's note: When it rains here in Seattle, I don't think much of it. But right now, rain is the wish for many people in the Horn of Africa. The worst drought in...

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness
August 1, 2011

A special ‘medicine’ protects family from waterborne illness

Betty and her children have to rely on filthy water from a pond three miles away that often made them sick. But thanks to a simple product known as PUR, this family can...

July 31, 2011

VIDEO: Responding to the Ethiopia food crisis

Severe drought in the Horn of Africa is fueling extreme hunger and malnutrition. In Ethiopia, some 4.5 million people are affected. See how World Vision is responding,...

July 30, 2011

Youth from across the U.S. experience advocacy firsthand

More than 100 at-risk youth recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in World Vision's fifth annual Youth Empowerment Summit. Read about the summit and see a...

July 29, 2011

How U.S. budget cuts affect the poor

The International Affairs Budget (which is just 1.4 percent of the total federal budget) provides critical, life-saving assistance to combat extreme poverty, hunger,...

July 28, 2011

VIDEO: What do you run for?

When you join Team World Vision, you won't just meet your fitness goals — you'll help provide clean water to children living in poverty in Africa. Feel unqualified? Don'...

July 18, 2011

VIDEO: Extreme hunger in East Africa

Severe drought has created a deadly food crisis in the Horn of Africa. See what life is like, and how you can partner with us to help save the lives of children and...

July 17, 2011

An offer too good to refuse leads to a nightmare

When 15-year-old Mai* accepted an offer to work as a housemaid in Bangkok, Thailand, she didn’t know she’d end up trapped in a nightmare of forced labor and exploitation.

July 15, 2011

Families return to a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Families returning to newly independent South Sudan face a dire humanitarian crisis. You can help us save lives.

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