As the war in Ukraine continues to cause devastation and displacement, over 8.2 million refugees, mostly women and children, have sought safety across Europe and beyond. Now, the collapse of the Kakhovka dam in the country’s southern region has worsened the situation, leading to widespread flooding, abandoned homes, a lack of clean water , danger from displaced explosives, and the potential for waterborne diseases to spread. Learn more about the emergency and what World Vision is doing to help people affected by the crisis.
The global population of refugees has surpassed 34 million, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but also for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Explore the challenges faced by refugees and find out more about the global refugee crisis.
There’s nothing more essential than access to clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.
Orthodox Easter celebrations across Eastern Europe involve the passing of the holy fire from priest to congregation. Then people arrive to receive blessings on baskets of food, which they eat from to break their Lenten fast. In 2022, those ceremonies took on even more significance as churches and Moldovans welcomed refugees from Ukraine.
World Vision’s global director for humanitarian operations, Isabel Gomes, shares insight on earthquake response from her 25 years in humanitarian work.
The global water crisis affects millions of people worldwide, with 771 million people lacking access to clean water. Learn more as we break this topic down for you — in photos and videos.