The death toll in central Italy’s magnitude 6.2 earthquake climbed to at least 267 Aug. 26 even as first-responders continued pulling survivors from the rubble. The Aug. 23 quake rocked a mountainous region while people slept, leveling the centuries-old vacation towns of Amatrice, Accumoli, and Pascara del Tronto. Hundreds of aftershocks have hindered relief efforts.
This fall, more than 55 million primary and secondary students across the United States head back to school. If you count the 20 million college students starting class, the National Retail Federation expects U.S. families to spend $75.8 billion on school this year—an average of $674 per householod. That doesn’t count families who can’t afford to send their children to school with ample pens, pencils, rulers, and paper.
In a remote Maasai village in rural Kenya, Naomi and Edward’s family is experiencing a rejuvenated life since receiving access to clean water. Naomi used to walk and wait for hours to fetch unsafe water from a spring they shared with livestock and wild baboons. As she returned each day from retrieving water for her family, Naomi says she was “tortured” with the thought that she would have to do the day-long routine over again tomorrow. The borehole, drilled in 2012, and the pipeline, storage tank, and water kiosk installed with help from World Vision, has enlivened the community.
After competing in the 2016 Olympics, Australian cyclists and siblings Annette Edmonson, 24, and Alex Edmondson, 22, had one more goal to achieve in Brazil. On Aug. 20 they traveled from Rio to Cajazeiras community, near Salvador, the Bahia state capital, to meet a...
South Sudanese refugees line up for a hot meal served by World Vision at Nyumanzi refugee transit center in Uganda. (©2016 World Vision, Moses Mukitale) Uganda: South Sudanese refugees' food rations cut in half About 200,000 South Sudanese refugees in Uganda will be getting...