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FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

FAQs: 20 years after the Rwandan genocide

In April 1994, an explosion of ethnic violence in a small East African country resulted in the killing of 800,000 people in 100 days. How could this country, Rwanda, ever overcome such hatred and horror? Read our FAQs for more background on one of the worst genocides in history and the recovery of this shattered nation.

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Kenyan mother and child
September 20, 2012

Under-5 child deaths drop considerably

Due in large part to improved immunization practices, as well as efforts to eradicate polio, measles, and HIV and AIDS, many of the world’s poorest countries have seen...

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty
September 5, 2012

Ragged clothing, serious illness: Hallmarks of vicious poverty

Mabvuto was forced to drop out of school because he had nothing to wear but tattered clothes and routinely suffered from preventable illness. Access to basic clothing...

Midwives: A lifeline for Afghan mothers and babies
September 3, 2012

Midwives: A lifeline for Afghan mothers and babies

In Afghanistan, less than 40 percent of mothers are assisted in delivery by a doctor or midwife. World Vision has trained 200 midwives to work in hospitals across...

August 1, 2012

Breast milk: A life-saving tonic for babies

An increase in the rate of breastfeeding globally could prevent more than 1 million child deaths each year.

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