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Ebola virus outbreak: ‘Hear our prayers to stop the spread of this disease’

Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts

World Vision is working with government officials and local communities to offer practical help and communicate ways to curb the deadly Ebola virus as it continues to spread. A massive shipment of donated medical supplies will help protect health workers who are caring for the infected.

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September 1, 2011

Young man endures nine years of forced labor on a fishing boat

Most Americans think of Labor Day as a time to say farewell to summer. While Labor Day originated as a holiday to commemorate the achievement of workers, those around...

September 1, 2011

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness on E. Africa crisis

Actor Hugh Jackman, with his wife and actress Deborra-Lee Furness, encourage Americans to help those in urgent need of assistance in the Horn of Africa. The severe...

September 1, 2011

World Vision brings aid following Hurricane Irene

With the East Coast still reeling from massive flooding in the wake of Hurricane Irene, World Vision is distributing emergency supplies and connecting with churches and...

September 1, 2011

SLIDESHOW: Hunger, drought, and hope in the Horn of Africa

“We hear news reports about drought and famine, terrible-sounding figures of mass starvation, but when you meet a mother with a dying child, the statistics take on an...

August 31, 2011

Kenyan parents afraid to send children to school due to attacks

As children head back to class, many Kenyan parents in the country’s North Rift Valley are hesitant to send their children to school due to violent attacks on schools.

August 28, 2011

#FamineNoMore: Online campaign draws attention to drought

This global social media campaign shines a light on the worst drought of the century — a drought that puts 12.4 million people in the Horn of Africa at risk of...

August 19, 2011

Transforming schools, empowering students

As the U.S. economy continues to falter, many children across the country are at risk of going to school without having even basic supplies. World Vision is working in...

August 19, 2011

Former sponsored child returns to empower her community

Savitri returned as an adult to the village where she grew up, with the goal of giving children there the same opportunities she got as a child sponsored through World...

August 18, 2011

World’s largest refugee camp shelters families fleeing famine

Dadaab camp, Kenya, now has more than 400,000 refugees seeking shelter, with as many as 1,500 new arrivals per day. Among them are Mariam and Awliya, who faced...

August 18, 2011

New tents erected in Kenyan refugee camp

Dadaab, Kenya, is the world’s largest refugee camp, and a destination point for the hundreds of thousands of families who have fled drought in parts of East Africa, and...