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Nepal earthquakes: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A powerful earthquake devastated the western region of Jajarkot in Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 150 lives and leaving dozens injured. The seismic impact not only shook buildings in neighboring New Delhi, India, but also reverberated in the capital, Kathmandu, over 300 miles away. Learn how World Vision is responding to affected communities.

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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.

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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.

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Hurricane Harvey: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, struck the Gulf Coast of Texas as one of the most powerful hurricanes in decades. Harvey’s most significant impact was the widespread and prolonged flooding it caused in the Houston, Texas, area. The massive humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey involved local, state, and federal agencies, as well as World Vision.

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Typhoon Haiyan: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons of all time, hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, as a Category 5 storm. The catastrophic storm claimed the lives of over 8,000 people and displaced millions more. Discover the extent of the typhoon’s fury and its impact on more than 14 million people across 44 provinces, as well as World Vision’s role in supporting the recovery and rebuilding of the affected communities.

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Hurricane Ian: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Discover important facts about Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in decades. The formidable Category 4 hurricane raked a path of destruction across Florida and neighboring states on September 28, 2022, and in the following days. Learn more about its impacts, the response efforts, and how you can help people affected by disasters in the U.S.

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Hurricane Ida: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Discover key facts about Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the United States. Learn how it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on August 29, 2021, coinciding with the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. Find out how World Vision responded to support affected families and how you can help communities impacted by disasters in the U.S.

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Hurricane Florence: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Discover important facts about Hurricane Florence, a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph that made landfall in North Carolina on September 14, 2018. A powerful storm surge and widespread flooding marked its arrival. Learn how World Vision responded to the emergency and discover ways to help children and families impacted by disasters in the U.S.