Tropical Storm Nate has already killed more than 20 people in Central America. It’s expected to strengthen into a Category 1 storm and hit New Orleans.
An estimated 507,000 people have fled Myanmar as refugees to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, according to the International Organization for Migration. Most of them are living in informal settlements with little or no access to food, clean water, sanitation, or healthcare.
Less than two weeks after Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria has hit the Caribbean. Maria strengthened into a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 165 mph Tuesday, Sept. 19. It smashed into the Caribbean island of Dominica, causing what the prime minister called “mind-boggling” devastation in a region already devastated by Hurricane Irma. It is now heading toward Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas Friday, Aug. 25, as a Category 4. It is the country’s first major (Category 3 or higher) hurricane since Hurricane Wilma hit Florida in October 2005. World Vision is responding with critical disaster response supplies. Learn how you can help!
Less than two weeks after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico, at least 225 people are dead after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico Sept. 19 on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 Mexico earthquake that killed thousands.
World Vision is helping Immokalee families and social service agencies in the midst of Hurricane Irma recovery by providing generators as part of relief efforts.
Standing in line at a Hurricane Irma relief goods distribution, Brenda Jennings’ voice shakes when she talks about finding out that her family had lost everything five days after Hurricane Irma hit Immokalee, Florida.
Rolled-up blankets couldn’t keep Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters from seeping into the Houston, Texas, home of Lilly Rosales and her husband, Jose Linares, on the night of August 26. As they quickly discussed what to do, water reached their ankles — then their knees.