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From the Field

Zika virus: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other serious birth defects. Though the disease has faded from the news since its most recent outbreak in 2015, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.

From the Field

How World Vision does child protection around the world

More than half of the world’s children experience some form of violence every year. World Vision protects children and looks out
 for their well-being by ensuring communities and faith leaders 
are actively working to identify 
and support children in need; advocating for children’s rights; and providing for immediate needs, such as emergency shelter and essential care.

Change Makers

2018 Global 6K for Water is ‘life-changing’, more than a race

More than 48,000 people worldwide laced up for World Vision’s 2018 Global 6K for Water May 19 at 1,075 locations in 16 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, and Australia. Hear from everyday change-makers about the life-changing experience of bringing clean water to more than 63,000 people.

Voices

Q&A: Big Daddy Weave

Christian rock band Big Daddy Weave has traveled the world seeing World Vision’s work. Hear from band members about how seeing the work has changed them.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for women and girls

Join us as we pray for women and girls all around the world, that they may live the abundant life God intends for them. God sees His daughters as beautiful, strong, and worthy of respect. Around the world, however, many millions of women and girls are not respected.

Prayers

Covering the world in prayer: Pray for the Caribbean

Join with us to pray for the Caribbean, specifically World Vision’s work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Haiti is the least developed country in the Western Hemisphere. The Dominican Republic enjoys a stronger economy, but still 40 percent of its residents live in poverty. Both countries struggle with the lingering effects of major natural disasters.