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Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for refugees, disaster survivors

God is with people suffering from disaster — refugees, earthquake survivors, families facing famine. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Venezuela crisis has caused about 3.4 million people to flee the country, seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it also has brought out their hospitable spirit. Still, needs among families in transition are great. And forecasts for 2019 show the number of displaced people may increase to more than 5.4 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping refugees.

From the Field

How’d they do that: Clean water in emergencies

When disaster strikes, access to clean water is critical for survival. In communities prone to frequent disasters, local ownership of water systems is essential to their ability to bounce back. When war forces a family to flee to a refugee camp, access to water and good sanitation facilities can be the difference between hope and despair. Here are three different ways World Vision emergency responders bring life-saving clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to people affected by disasters around the world.

From the Field

2004 Indian Ocean 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.

From the Field

7 of the worst disasters of 2018

As these seven of the worst disasters of 2018 show us, children and families around the world experienced tremendous pain and suffering this past year. But there remains a glimmer of light in each of them. Hope has not been snuffed out.