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.
More than 400 people are reported dead after a tsunami struck western Java and southern Sumatra islands on Dec. 22. World Vision is providing emergency assistance.
Please pray for the Asia-Pacific Islands — World Vision’s work with communities in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea.
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.
Starting in 1950 with the Korean War, World Vision has responded to the most urgent disasters and humanitarian crises around the world, providing immediate aid.