Explore facts about Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years when it struck in October 2013. Learn how early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives — and how World Vision’s response helped support communities during the emergency and equip them for future disaster responses.
Explore the profound impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that was triggered by a massive undersea earthquake and resulted in nearly 230,000 casualties and widespread destruction. Learn about World Vision’s humanitarian efforts as we led a disaster response, raising over $350 million for relief and rehabilitation lasting more than a decade and spanning across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar.
Since 2017, nearly 1 million Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape violence. Now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, they rely on humanitarian aid to survive. Over half of the refugee population are children. Learn more about the ongoing Rohingya crisis and how World Vision is helping.
World Vision sponsored child Aprilia was born with a disability. After several years of waiting, she is attending school and thriving. World Vision comes alongside communities in Indonesia and around the world to help remove the barriers for children with disabilities and ensure that universal access is a part of all reconstruction and infrastructure work.
A Cambodian community prepares students for quality education on the first day of school. With the support of her mother, her teachers, and other community leaders — and with school supplies donated through World Vision — 6-year-old Channy is ready to learn.
In northern Bangladesh, Sumaiya faced the all-too-common prospect of child marriage when she was 16, a practice still prevalent in her region. With her parents working in a different town, her grandparents, under financial strain, arranged for her marriage. Through Sumaiya’s determination and involvement with her adolescent club, part of a World Vision initiative promoting social justice and education for girls, the marriage was called off, and Sumaiya is helping other girls in her community experience more hopeful futures.
In rural Jamalpur, Bangladesh, Monika Khatun is transforming her family’s livelihood by adopting improved farming practices. As her small plot of crops flourishes, she shares her wisdom with others.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. Learn about the crisis and find out how World Vision is responding to support those affected. Stay informed and help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by the deadly disaster.
Discover the top countries where refugees come from, the reasons why they’re forced to flee, and how you can help them rebuild their lives with hope and dignity.