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Papua New Guinea landslide: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Learn about the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province, which has claimed 670 lives and buried an entire village under tons of debris. With more people feared dead and thousands displaced, authorities are warning of a second landslide and potential disease outbreaks. Discover key facts about the landslide and its causes and effects, and find ways to support survivors in this dire situation.

From the Field

Explore World Vision’s disaster responses

Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.

Wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Wildfires affect many parts of the U.S. and the world and are capable of decimating landscapes and upending lives and communities. Learn about the causes and effects of wildfires. Explore resources to prepare for unexpected wildfires. Discover how World Vision reaches communities impacted by wildfires and other disasters, and find out ways to help.

From the Field

Sudan crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Since the escalation of conflict on April 15, 2023, Sudan has faced a severe humanitarian crisis with thousands of lives lost, over 8 million displaced, and nearly 4 million children uprooted — the largest number of children displaced globally. Escalating violence compounds the existing hunger crisis, endangering millions more. Explore key crisis facts and how World Vision is responding to support impacted children, their families, and communities.

From the Field

Lesser-known crises and World Vision’s impact

When it comes to disaster response, World Vision stands at the forefront, responding swiftly to crises, both major and lesser-known, that impact vulnerable communities globally. From aiding displaced children in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to supporting millions affected by Amazon droughts and helping families in Sri Lanka’s internal upheaval, our commitment extends beyond the headline-making disasters. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we respond with life-saving essentials to all types of disasters and equip vulnerable children, families, and communities with long-term solutions.

From the Field

From disaster response to partnership for lasting change

As global disasters and humanitarian crises persist, World Vision’s support for vulnerable communities extends far beyond immediate disaster response. Discover how our interventions and programs have opened the doors to long-term partnership with communities and helped empower children and families worldwide.