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Maui wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The destructive wildfires that swept through Maui have tragically resulted in loss of life, with a confirmed death toll of 100 people as of January 2024. The catastrophe has left thousands of Maui residents without homes and caused widespread destruction and damage to several areas of the island. Learn how World Vision is responding to the crisis and how you can support people affected by the disaster.

From the Field

Coronavirus: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The coronavirus pandemic and its respiratory disease, COVID-19, has profoundly and widely impacted the world since it emerged in late 2019. Beyond its health implications, the pandemic continues to pose a threat to the progress in reducing global poverty and income inequalities. Particularly concerning is the potential long-term impact on the next generation of children. Learn more about the pandemic and how World Vision has responded worldwide.

Prayers

6 ways to pray for our country during the election

God calls us to pray in all situations — no exceptions for an election year. When we make the decision to pray for our leaders and country, we make a bold choice to demonstrate Jesus’ love regardless of what’s going on around us. The prayers offered here call for wisdom, love, and unity — in and between election candidates, and us. As we navigate what will likely be a divisive time for our country, we pray boldly that God will help us see each other through His eyes and help our leaders make godly decisions.

From the Field

In photos: 23 moments to remember

In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.

From the Field

Hurricane Harvey: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 hurricane, struck the Gulf Coast of Texas as one of the most powerful hurricanes in decades. Harvey’s most significant impact was the widespread and prolonged flooding it caused in the Houston, Texas, area. The massive humanitarian response to Hurricane Harvey involved local, state, and federal agencies, as well as World Vision.