The Venezuela crisis has caused more than 3 million people to flee the country, seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it also has brought out their hospitable spirit. Still, needs among families in transition are great. And forecasts for 2019 show the number of displaced people may increase to more than 5 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history, was caused by a massive undersea earthquake. Nearly 230,000 people died, and millions more lost everything. World Vision raised more than $350 million and mounted the largest disaster response in its history, providing relief and rehabilitation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar over 10 years.
Earthquakes and tsunamis — often caused by earthquakes — are among the most damaging and deadly disasters, yet they are part of the natural process that builds the Earth’s landscapes. Learn about earthquake hazards and how to be prepared.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons of all time, hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, as a category 5 storm. It laid waste to the country’s central region, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving more than 4 million people homeless and hungry.
Here are some facts to know about Hurricane Michael, its devastating impact on the Florida Panhandle and eastern coastline, and how to help the recovery.
A catastrophic eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3 affected more than 1.7 million people. World Vision is helping children and families in affected areas.
Once an emerging force for democracy in West Africa, Mali has struggled to maintain stability since a 2012 coup. Conflict continues, and increasingly severe droughts have added to the country’s challenges. Children and families need food security, healthcare, and protection.