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Kathryn Reid

From the Field

What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms, and how to help

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), and the new coronavirus disease called COVID-19. Learn more about the coronavirus-caused disease pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.

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2020 Hurricane Laura: Facts and how to help

Learn the facts about Hurricane Laura, which hit the Gulf Coast near the Louisiana–Texas border as a Category 4 storm, and join us in prayer for people affected by the storm. More than 500,000 people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas of the two states, increasing possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Forced to flee: Top countries refugees are coming from

More than 70.8 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced. Learn the countries where most refugees come from, why refugees flee, and how you can help address the plight of refugees, especially children.

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What is a refugee? Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There are more refugees in the world than ever before, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Find out more about the global refugee crisis.