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Somalia is on the brink of famine again, as the world celebrates World Food Day.
In Sierra Leone, World Vision staff, with government officials and other agencies, are working to curb the deadly virus. Faith leaders are being equipped with messages on prevention and awareness, and we are helping them address hopelessness, fear, and stigma in the communities they serve.
Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies.
While Liberia has been declared Ebola-free and the disease’s spread is slowing in Sierra Leone and Guinea, there is still much to be done to eradicate the disease and recover from the crippling social and economic effects of the outbreak.
Early in 2013, 9-year-old Inness began to complain of pain in her stomach. “It was like something biting my intestines inside,” she says. “It was so painful.” Inness is alive today because of the help provided through World Vision’s sponsorship program in Hamaundu, Zambia.
USAID will announce today that it is realigning $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to save up to half a million children from preventable deaths by the end of 2015 — refocusing resources on high-impact programs with proven track records to save the most lives.
As we celebrate moms this weekend, imagine the agony of a loving mother who loses her baby at birth. In Uganda, it happens far too often. World Vision works with village health team members here to reduce the number of newborn fatalities, which comprise 40 percent of all deaths among children. They work with mothers before and after their pregnancies so babies can live and thrive.