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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 called COVID-19. Learn more about the coronavirus-caused disease pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.

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2020 Hurricane Laura: Facts and how to help

Learn the facts about Hurricane Laura, which hit the Gulf Coast near the Louisiana–Texas border as a Category 4 storm, and join us in prayer for people affected by the storm. More than 500,000 people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas of the two states, increasing possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus response: Collaborating and advocating for vulnerable children

To protect the most vulnerable children from the secondary effects of COVID-19, World Vision is partnering with community groups, faith-based organizations, United Nations agencies, other aid groups, and all levels of governments. Collaboration and advocacy are not new for us, but where our community access is limited, they’re vital. That’s why they form one of four key objectives in our global coronavirus response.

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Coronavirus response: Supporting at-risk children

World Vision’s experience responding to disease outbreaks began in the early 2000s with the HIV and AIDS crisis in Africa. We’ve learned that infectious diseases like these put children at risk, even when they don’t get ill themselves. As COVID-19 has spread, children and families are facing new challenges: scarce food and healthcare resources, barriers to education, and lost income. That’s why supporting children impacted by the secondary effects of the pandemic is one of four key objectives of our coronavirus response.

Change Makers

4 ways the 2020 U.S. election matters in fighting poverty

The U.S. election issues we’re watching this year are unlikely to be the same as those debated on television, but they will affect how World Vision and other organizations are able to work to end extreme poverty. Our partnership with the U.S. government strengthens and scales our work, and that partnership depends on support from our leaders. The greater the support for wise, compassionate policies that value all people, the better we can work alongside government leaders to help communities lift themselves out of poverty.