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.
Earthquakes and tsunamis — often caused by earthquakes — are among the most damaging and deadly disasters, yet they are part of the natural process that builds the Earth’s landscapes. Learn about earthquake hazards and how to be prepared.
Find out what draws major donors to World Vision and why they feel led to make significant investments in ending extreme poverty worldwide.
Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons of all time, hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, as a category 5 storm. It laid waste to the country’s central region, killing more than 6,000 people and leaving more than 4 million people homeless and hungry.
Here are some facts to know about Hurricane Michael, its devastating impact on the Florida Panhandle and eastern coastline, and how to help the recovery.
A catastrophic eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on June 3 affected more than 1.7 million people. World Vision is helping children and families in affected areas.
Hurricane Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, was the deadliest hurricane of 2012 and one of the most destructive to hit the United States.