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Sudan crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Since even before conflict erupted on April 15, 2023, Sudan has faced a severe humanitarian crisis. To date, thousands of lives have been lost and over 12 million people displaced, including more than 5 million children — the largest number of children displaced globally. Ongoing violence is compounding an existing hunger crisis, endangering millions and threatening famine. Explore key crisis facts and how World Vision is responding to support impacted children, their families, and communities.

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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 102 people as of June 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.

Floods: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In 2024, deadly floods in Afghanistan, Brazil, and Kenya have wreaked havoc on communities, destroying homes and livelihoods. These disasters have resulted in numerous fatalities, increased suffering, and heightened risks of waterborne diseases like cholera. Discover how floods affect regions worldwide, learn about their causes and effects, and find out how to support survivors.

Papua New Guinea landslide: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Learn about the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province, which has claimed 670 lives and buried an entire village under tons of debris. With more people feared dead and thousands displaced, authorities are warning of a second landslide and potential disease outbreaks. Discover key facts about the landslide and its causes and effects, and find ways to support survivors in this dire situation.

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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.

Wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Wildfires affect many parts of the U.S. and the world and are capable of decimating landscapes and upending lives and communities. Learn about the causes and effects of wildfires. Explore resources to prepare for unexpected wildfires. Discover how World Vision reaches communities impacted by wildfires and other disasters, and find out ways to help.