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.
In the midst of all the conflicting headlines you see each day, you’ve probably heard about the East 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.
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Ecuador’s coast April 16, 2016 — killing almost 700 people and leveling homes, schools, and infrastructure. The deadly Ecuador earthquake made life harder for people suffering from El Niño flooding. Recovery called for an all-out effort to support health, nutrition, education, and rebuilding.
On March 13, 2015, heavy winds and rain from Category 5 Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, a string of South Pacific islands. Homes, schools, crops, and water systems were destroyed, affecting more than half of the population in one of the world’s poorest countries. A massive recovery effort followed.