Hurricane Lane brought heavy rains, wind, and high surf to the Hawaiian islands in August 2018. The storm system caused catastrophic flooding and landslides.
Once an emerging force for democracy in West Africa, Mali has struggled to maintain stability since a 2012 coup. Conflict continues, and increasingly severe droughts have added to the country’s challenges. Children and families need food security, healthcare, and protection.
On Dec. 3, 2012, almost a year to the day after Mindanao in the southern Philippines was hit by a devastating tropical storm, the island group absorbed another staggering blow: Typhoon Bopha. Bringing back parents’ hopes and children’s smiles was the challenge for World Vision disaster responders.
The disaster-prone Solomon Islands was hit by cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, droughts, and tsunamis in the past decade, in addition to rising sea levels.
Cyclone Phailin was the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years, when it struck India’s east coast in October 2013. Early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives and set a standard for future disaster responses.
How do humanitarian photographers capture the humanity of the people they photograph? For World Humanitarian Day, hear from World Vision photographer Jon Warren about the story behind a photo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the role love plays in his craft.
On March 22, 2014, the Oso mudslide bearing up to 70 feet of mud buried a mile-long stretch of highway and took the lives of 43 people. Small communities around Oso, Washington, were left grieving while handling the monumental task of rebuilding.
Families are still recovering from Hurricane Maria after the monster storm devastated Puerto Rico and much of the Caribbean last September.