The disaster-prone Solomon Islands was hit by cyclones, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, droughts, and tsunamis in the past decade, in addition to rising sea levels.
Cyclone Phailin was the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years, when it struck India’s east coast in October 2013. Early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives and set a standard for future disaster responses.
Babu, 11, and Sabbir, 7, used to spend their days carrying heavy bags in Bangladesh. Because of World Vision’s child protection work, the boys are now attending school.
A deadly magnitude-6.9 earthquake hit Indonesia’s Lombok Island at 6:46 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aug. 5, killing at least 259 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.
How do humanitarian photographers capture the humanity of the people they photograph? For World Humanitarian Day, hear from World Vision photographer Jon Warren about the story behind a photo from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the role love plays in his craft.
World Humanitarian Day is held every year on Aug. 19 to celebrate aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. Learn about a World Vision worker’s experience in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
On March 22, 2014, the Oso mudslide bearing up to 70 feet of mud buried a mile-long stretch of highway and took the lives of 43 people. Small communities around Oso, Washington, were left grieving while handling the monumental task of rebuilding.