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From the Field

Ukraine crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

As the war in Ukraine continues to cause devastation and displacement, over 6.3 million refugees, mostly women and children, have sought safety in Europe and beyond. Children continue to face disruptions in education and the absence of safe and stable environments. Learn more about the conflict and what World Vision is doing to help people affected by the Ukraine crisis.

From the Field

Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There’s nothing more essential than access to clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 30 million people with clean water between 2023 and 2030.

From the Field

Maui wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The destructive wildfires that swept through Maui have tragically resulted in loss of life, with a confirmed death toll of 100 people as of January 2024. The catastrophe has left thousands of Maui residents without homes and caused widespread destruction and damage to several areas of the island. Learn how World Vision is responding to the crisis and how you can support people affected by the disaster.

Change Makers

7 ways to empower women and girls

Women’s empowerment helps creates a world where women and girls have equal rights to engage in society, education, politics, and the economy. Discover seven impactful ways to foster women’s equality and empowerment, both locally and around the world.

From the Field

Northern Ethiopia crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In northern Ethiopia, children and families in the Tigray, Amhara, and Afar regions face a dire humanitarian crisis, driven by persistent drought, armed conflict, violence, and disease outbreaks. High rates of malnutrition and food insecurity continue to afflict people. Learn what World Vision is doing to help affected children and families.

From the Field

Top 10 disasters of 2023

In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters in 59 countries, helping more than 35.8 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2023. In the United States alone, our programs also supported over 93,700 people during 15 emergencies.

From the Field

Explore World Vision’s disaster responses

Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.

From the Field

8 of the worst disasters in 2020

In 2020, World Vision responded to 50 emergencies across 43 countries around the world, assisting approximately 17.3 million people in crises. Read about eight of the world’s worst natural disasters and major tragedies, and how World Vision helped people impacted by these disasters.