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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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Families seek shelter in Redemptorist Church in Tacloban after Typhoon Hagupit brought punishing wind and rain to the Philippines. PHOTO: World Vision / Joy Maluyo
Dec 7, 2014

Thousands heed mandatory evacuation in Tacloban on the heels of Hagupit; World Vision distribution starts today

World Vision provides supplies to survivors of Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines.

Families take shelter inside evacuation centers throughout Tacloban, in advance of the approach of Typhoon Hagupit to the Philippines. PHOTO: World Vision / Cristie Macabe
Dec 6, 2014

Over half a million evicted by Hagupit: World Vision mobilizes response teams

World Vision disaster response teams are on high alert on Leyte, Samar, and Panay islands as punishing winds and rains from Typhoon Hagupit track northwest over the central Philippines.

These three children are among tens of thousands internally displaced by the conflict in South Sudan. PHOTO: World Vision / Melany Markham
Dec 5, 2014

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home.

World Vision to provide aid in storm-tossed Philippines
Dec 11, 2014

World Vision providing aid in storm-tossed Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines on December 6, barely a year after the country was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. World Vision distributed hygiene kits and water to meet the needs of 2,000 peoples in three evacuation camps in Tacloban the day following the storm’s initial landfall.

A still from a time-lapse satellite image of Typhoon Hagupit, courtesy of CYCLOCANE, shows its approach to the Philippines.
Dec 4, 2014

Over a year after Typhoon Haiyan, survivors rush to evacuation centers, bracing for impact of Typhoon Hagupit

A new super storm, Typhoon Hagupit, threatens to undo progress as families in the Philippines are still rebuilding after last year’s Super Typhoon Haiyan disaster. World Vision has mobilized its response teams in case Hagupit's impact is severe.

Neighbors wash their hands in a community in Sierra Leone hit by Ebola. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Nov 14, 2014

Prevention must be part of Ebola response plan, says World Vision

World Vision and a coalition of other faith-based and humanitarian organizations met Thursday with Vice President Joe Biden and White House Ebola Czar Ron Klain to build support for expanding its financial commitment to include both Ebola prevention and treatment.

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport of Bangui, the capital city of Central African Republic. PHOTO: World Vision / Bruno Col
Nov 13, 2014

As conflict drags on, children in Central African Republic suffering the most, says new report

More than 4,000 people are taking refuge at the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. The airport is heavily protected by French and African forces, giving families some assurance of safety from the rampant conflict. 

Many people still live inside the "40 Meter No-Build-Zone," in makeshift huts, with nowhere else to go. PHOTO: German Press photographer Klaus Becker on his trip to Tacloban and Ormac for the one year anniversay of Typhoon Haiyan. Used with permission.
Nov 7, 2014

A year since Typhoon Haiyan: More than a million people assisted; a remarkable journey of resilience

November 8 is precisely one year since the world’s strongest typhoon slammed the Philippines with unimaginable force. In the last 12 months, World Vision has continued to stand with survivors as they begin to rebuild their lives and look toward the future.

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