All around the world, boys and girls play the world’s most popular sport — the game we in the U.S. call soccer and the rest of the world calls football.
Now in its eighth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria.
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.