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How’d they do that: Clean water in emergencies

When disaster strikes, access to clean water is critical for survival. In communities prone to frequent disasters, local ownership of water systems is essential to their ability to bounce back. When war forces a family to flee to a refugee camp, access to water and good sanitation facilities can be the difference between hope and despair. Here are three different ways World Vision emergency responders bring life-saving clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to people affected by disasters around the world.

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Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Venezuela crisis has caused about 3.4 million people to flee the country, seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it also has brought out their hospitable spirit. Still, needs among families in transition are great. And forecasts for 2019 show the number of displaced people may increase to more than 5.4 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping.