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2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history, was caused by a massive undersea earthquake. Nearly 230,000 people died, and millions more lost everything. World Vision raised more than $350 million and mounted the largest disaster response in its history, providing relief and rehabilitation in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar over 10 years.

From the Field

7 of the worst disasters of 2018

As these seven of the worst disasters of 2018 show us, children and families around the world experienced tremendous pain and suffering this past year. But there remains a glimmer of light in each of them. Hope has not been snuffed out.

Voices

When a mother dies

What happens when a mother dies? In poorer parts of the world, like the highlands of Papua, Indonesia, a mother’s death can be especially devastating to her family’s livelihood and survival. And in 2015, 760 mothers-to-be died every day. This International Women’s Day, let’s #BeBoldforChange by helping to ensure that poor mothers survive childbirth.