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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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February 6, 2013

Mali: Children extremely vulnerable as conflict continues

World Vision World Vision is preparing to meet the immediate needs of affected families and advising families on how to keep their children safe, in light of reports of...

Livestock project saved lives as drought struck Horn of Africa
January 16, 2013

Livestock project saved lives as drought struck Horn of Africa

In rural Ethiopia and across East Africa, cattle are essential to the livelihoods of families, whose survival was put at risk when an historic drought struck the region...

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals
December 6, 2012

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals

World Vision is providing supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is working to meet the needs of...

Simple gifts that bring light to a family in need
November 14, 2012

Simple gifts that bring light to a family in need

The story of Mathayo and his family in Tanzania shows how access to basic resources, like agricultural training and farm animals, can help lift an entire family out of...

HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-free children
November 14, 2012

HIV-positive mothers giving birth to HIV-free children

World AIDS Day is December 1. This story from Zambia is an example of how World Vision continues to come alongside families and communities affected by HIV, giving them...

Children in Angola suffering from malnutrition amid drought
November 14, 2012

Children in Angola suffering from malnutrition amid drought

World Vision staff members in Angola warn that ongoing drought in this part of Africa is leading to dangerous food shortages that threaten the lives of children under...

Fighting child hunger and malnutrition in Mali and worldwide
October 17, 2012

Fighting child hunger and malnutrition in Mali and worldwide

The story of baby Marie in Mali highlights the importance of finding long-term, sustainable solutions for hunger and child malnutrition around the world — and what we’re...

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...

Malawi: 1.6 million face acute hunger due to food shortage
September 1, 2012

Malawi: 1.6 million face acute hunger due to food shortage

To help families cope with the serious food scarcity, World Vision is providing food aid and supporting alternative livelihoods for families.

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