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From the Field

What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms, and how to help

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), and the new coronavirus disease that first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, called COVID-19. Learn more about the coronavirus-caused disease pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.

From the Field

Global water crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There’s nothing more essential than clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 50 million people with clean water by 2030.

From the Field

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

Now in its ninth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria.

Prayers

Peace on Earth: Pray for people in conflict hot spots

Our world is full of hurting families and nations torn apart. One-third of the world’s population live in countries with conflict, violence, or fragile internal systems. Pray with us for people living in fragile contexts and conflict zones.

From the Field

Yemen war: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Learn about what is now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis — the Yemen civil war. Conflict has affected 24 million people, 80% of the country’s population, and nearly half of them are children. It’s destroyed lives, livelihoods, homes, and infrastructure, leaving this Middle Eastern country in poverty and despair.

Change Makers

20 reasons to have hope in 2020

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 20 reasons to have hope in 2020 — and how to pray them into reality.