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What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms, and how to help

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), and the new coronavirus disease that first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, called COVID-19. Learn more about the coronavirus-caused disease pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.

From the Field

Zika virus: Facts, symptoms, and how to help

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.

Prayers

Peace on Earth: Pray for people in conflict hot spots

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.

From the Field

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

From the Field

Yemen war: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

From the Field

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.