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Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday. COURTESY: World Vision
Apr 25, 2015

World Vision emergency team responds as 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday. 

Thousands die in powerful Nepal earthquake
Apr 25, 2015

Thousands expected dead in powerful Nepal earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake has rocked the south-central Asian country of Nepal, causing more than 1,000 deaths and widespread devastation — and the reported death toll continues to climb. 

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty
Apr 20, 2015

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty

Not many people have heard of fragile states — but they are considered ground zero for the future of extreme poverty. Our fragile states expert, Jonathan Papoulidis, answers questions about how country fragility affects children in poverty and how countries can overcome these challenges.

School children in Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday. This photo, taken last year, captures a group of friends in the classroom. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Apr 14, 2015

As nearly 2 million children return to school in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, psychosocial support will be crucial, says World Vision

School children in Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday after a nine-month hiatus, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.

Refugee Enstar, 28, and a neighbor. Enstar is a mother of eight including a young baby. She lives tent in an internally-displaced people’s (IDP) camp in Erbil, Iraq Kurdistan and is trying her best to keep her infant warm, despite the meager shelter. PHOTO: World Vision/Cecil Laguardia
Mar 30, 2015

‘Political solution the only option for Syria,’ says aid agency on eve of conference

Ahead of the third donor pledging conference in Kuwait, humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organisation World Vision has issued an urgent plea for support for Syrian humanitarian crisis.

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan
Mar 20, 2015

Cyclone Pam lends urgency to call for leaders in Sendai to tackle impact of disasters on children

World Vision will take its case, bolstered by the destructive force of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, for prioritizing the needs of children in humanitarian disasters to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

Children enjoy a nutritious meal at a World Vision program in Rwanda. PHOTO: World Vision / Ilana Rose
Mar 10, 2015

World Vision joins with other aid organizations to urge Congress to fund important work tackling poverty around the world

World Vision joins more than 150 other aid organizations in calling on Congress to support U.S funding to help reduce poverty around the world.

Most families on Vanuatu live in thatched-roof houses that are very vulnerable to severe weather. PHOTO: ©2015 World Vision
Mar 17, 2015

World Vision reaches remote island in Vanuatu, finds 'utter devastation'

As aid agencies begin to gain access to Vanuatu’s outer islands, the full extent of the damage from Cyclone Pam is becoming clearer. World Vision’s emergency team chartered a flight to Tanna Island on Tuesday, which they described as "a scene of utter devastation."

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