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Africa

From the Field

Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading humanitarian provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.

Voices

The dream of clean water

World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns shares about the unexpected benefits of clean water and his dream to bring clean water to all people in our project areas in Rwanda in five years.

Voices

A life and death story of clean water in Rwanda

Twenty-four years after the genocide in Rwanda, children like Julius — a top student in his school — continue to die from poverty and lack of clean water. As Rich Stearns wraps up his tenure as World Vision U.S. president, he is dedicated to ending this needless loss of life in Rwanda and around the world.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for women and girls

Join us as we pray for women and girls all around the world, that they may live the abundant life God intends for them. God sees His daughters as beautiful, strong, and worthy of respect. Around the world, however, many millions of women and girls are not respected.

From the Field

Forced to flee: How many refugees in the world?

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes, the most since World War II. About 22.5 million of them have fled their own countries as refugees. Find out the top six countries where refugees come from.

Prayers

Covering the world in prayer: Pray for southern Africa

Pray for the work World Vision is doing in countries that make up the region of southern Africa — Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.