A catastrophic eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3, 2018, has affected more than 1.7 million people. World Vision is responding to the needs of children and families in its San Pedro Yepocapa service program area after the Guatemala volcano eruption.
The Ethiopia famine from 1983 to 1985, one of the 20th century’s worst famines, led to an outpouring of concern and donations from around the globe as well as new monitoring and alerts to prevent future famines.
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 in 2015, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.
In the midst of all the conflicting headlines you see each day, you’ve probably heard about the Africa hunger crisis. Here are a few basic facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.
The magnitude-9.0 earthquake that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011, unleashed a tsunami and set off a chain of events that continue to affect the lives of thousands of Japanese. World Vision was well-positioned to provide aid after the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, assisting more than 300,000 people over three years.
Hurricane Matthew hit both Haiti and the U.S. East Coast Coast in October 2016 as a Category 4 hurricane with torrential rain, massive storm surge, and winds up to 145 mph. In Haiti, the recovery continues, as Hurricane Matthew was the largest humanitarian emergency there since the earthquake of 2010.
Here are facts, figures, and stories behind Nepal’s ongoing recovery from a 7.8 magnitude- 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015, killing 9,000 people and causing massive destruction.