From monster storms to civil wars and droughts, here are six of the worst disasters of 2019 that have affected millions of people around the world.
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was the most destructive natural disaster in the history of this poverty-stricken, disaster-prone country. Of the 3 million people affected, 1.5 million were left homeless. Haitians continue to recover and rebuild, despite recurring hazards, including hurricanes, and cholera.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the deadly 2005 Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
At World Vision, we are called to serve the most vulnerable children and their communities around the world, including right here in the United States. And we do it by providing a way for manufacturers and businesses to share excess resources with people struggling with poverty. In 2018, we were able to reach more than 4 million people, including 2.2 million children, through our various U.S. ministries.
Every child, regardless of age, race, gender, wealth, or birthplace, has a basic right to live free of fear and want. Yet millions of children have their child rights denied and their childhoods stolen from them by abuse, exploitation, or slavery.