There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading humanitarian provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
The magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, unleashed a tsunami and set off a chain of events that continue to affect the lives of thousands of Japanese. World Vision was well-positioned to provide aid after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, assisting more than 300,000 people over three years.
Hurricane Matthew hit both Haiti and the U.S. East Coast Coast in October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane with torrential rain, massive storm surge, and winds up to 145 mph. In Haiti, the recovery continues, as Hurricane Matthew was the largest humanitarian emergency there since the earthquake of 2010.
Here are facts, figures, and stories behind Nepal’s ongoing recovery from a 7.8 magnitude- 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015, killing 9,000 people and causing massive destruction.
A million children are infected with tuberculosis (TB) annually and as many as 32,000 develop a drug-resistant strain of the disease that is extremely difficult to treat, according to a study published in The Lancet, a British medical journal.