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.
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 and the coronavirus have added to the country’s challenges. Children and families need food security, healthcare, and protection.
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was the “largest, most severe and most complex Ebola epidemic” in history.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other serious birth defects. Though the disease has faded from the news since its most recent outbreak from 2015 to 2016, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.
Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart. One-third of the world’s population live in countries with conflict, violence, or fragile internal systems. Pray with us for people living in fragile contexts and conflict zones.
Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.
Learn about what is now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis — the Yemen civil war. Conflict has affected 24 million people, 80% of the country’s population, and nearly half of them are children. It’s destroyed lives, livelihoods, homes, and infrastructure, leaving this Middle Eastern country in poverty and despair.