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Nepal earthquakes: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A powerful earthquake devastated the western region of Jajarkot in Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 150 lives and leaving dozens injured. The seismic impact not only shook buildings in neighboring New Delhi, India, but also reverberated in the capital, Kathmandu, over 300 miles away. Learn how World Vision is responding to affected communities.

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Typhoon Haiyan: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons of all time, hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, as a Category 5 storm. The catastrophic storm claimed the lives of over 8,000 people and displaced millions more. Discover the extent of the typhoon’s fury and its impact on more than 14 million people across 44 provinces, as well as World Vision’s role in supporting the recovery and rebuilding of the affected communities.

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Cyclone Phailin: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami: Facts and FAQs

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.

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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A fuller life for Aprilia

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.