Hurricane Lane brought heavy rains, wind, and high surf to the Hawaiian islands in August 2018. The storm system caused catastrophic flooding and landslides.
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.
Every child, regardless of age, race, gender, wealth, or birthplace, has a basic right to live free of fear and want. Yet millions of children have their child rights denied and their childhoods stolen from them by abuse, exploitation, or slavery.
On Dec. 3, 2012, almost a year to the day after Mindanao in the southern Philippines was hit by a devastating tropical storm, the island group absorbed another staggering blow: Typhoon Bopha. Bringing back parents’ hopes and children’s smiles was the challenge for World Vision disaster responders.
The disaster-prone Solomon Islands was hit by cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, droughts, and tsunamis in the past decade, in addition to rising sea levels.
Cyclone Phailin was the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years, when it struck India’s east coast in October 2013. Early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives and set a standard for future disaster responses.
On March 22, 2014, the Oso mudslide bearing up to 70 feet of mud buried a mile-long stretch of highway and took the lives of 43 people. Small communities around Oso, Washington, were left grieving while handling the monumental task of rebuilding.
Ruth grew up in a Bolivian village rife with abuse, alcoholism, and abandonment. She has a passion for seeking justice on behalf of children. Through World Vision sponsorship and a friendship with Rich Stearns, World Vision U.S. president, she found the strength and support to live out her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Child marriage is a violation of human rights. Marrying as a child compromises a girl’s development and severely limits her opportunities in life. Get the child marriage facts and learn how you can help end it.
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Ecuador’s coast April 16, 2016 — killing almost 700 people and leveling homes, schools, and infrastructure. The deadly Ecuador earthquake made life harder for people suffering from El Niño flooding. Recovery called for an all-out effort to support health, nutrition, education, and rebuilding.