From monster storms to civil wars and droughts, here are six of the worst disasters of 2019 that have affected millions of people around the world.
Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.
650 million women alive today were child brides, and millions of girls are at risk of marriage each year. For many, child marriage means a life of hardship, ill health, and low educational achievement. Find out the 10 worst countries in the world for child marriage and how to help prevent it.
Pray with us for Southern Africa — for malaria prevention in Mozambique and Zambia, people living with HIV and AIDS in Eswatini (Swaziland), and for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As a former physician practicing in a busy maternity ward in a hospital in Africa, Gloria Ekpo has seen the devastation of HIV and AIDS up close. But she’s also seen progress. Learn how World Vision is working to leave no young woman behind and empower them toward an AIDS-free generation!
In the seven years since Eagle Brook Church answered God’s call to help communities in rural Mozambique, they have sponsored 3,400 children, supported thousands of pastors, drilled nearly 200 wells, and built dozens of schools
Last year, at only 15, Salmina felt that her life was at stake when she was forced to marry a 58-year-old man and leave school. Thanks to a community member who was trained in child protection issues by World Vision, she escaped from the nightmare. Now she is looking forward to going back to school and pursuing her dream of teaching mathematics.
The son of subsistence farmers, a former sponsored child in Mozambique now teaches his community to grow crops for better nutrition.