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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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August 18, 2011

World’s largest refugee camp shelters families fleeing famine

Dadaab camp, Kenya, now has more than 400,000 refugees seeking shelter, with as many as 1,500 new arrivals per day. Among them are Mariam and Awliya, who faced...

August 18, 2011

New tents erected in Kenyan refugee camp

Dadaab, Kenya, is the world’s largest refugee camp, and a destination point for the hundreds of thousands of families who have fled drought in parts of East Africa, and...

August 17, 2011

Mosquito nets end the nightmare of malaria

World Vision provided mosquito nets for Calvin, 10, a sponsored child in western Zimbabwe, and his five cousins. Calvin, who is orphaned, had two cases of malaria in...

August 17, 2011

Mosquito nets end the nightmare of malaria

World Vision provided mosquito nets for Calvin, 10, a sponsored child in western Zimbabwe, and his five cousins. Calvin, who is orphaned, had two cases of malaria in...

August 17, 2011

‘It is so dry. There is no food in sight.’

Unrelenting drought in Kenya and across the Horn of Africa is having tragic consequences for children like Ekatorot, who is critically malnourished. World Vision is...

August 17, 2011

School back in session for Laura, despite the difficulties

In Bolivia, young girls like Laura face many obstacles to achieving a good education — including getting to school in the first place. Sponsoring a child through World...

August 11, 2011

Mother and child healthcare in the Philippines is improving

Healthcare access is limited for many mothers and children in politically and economically unstable areas of the Philippines, like Sarangani, where Rowena lives. World...

August 9, 2011

Photo journal from the Horn of Africa

Jon Warren, World Vision's award-winning photo director, is traveling in East Africa to document the emergency hunger situation and highlight World Vision’s work in the...

August 8, 2011

VIDEO: Equipping U.S. children for success in a new school year

As the economic downturn continues and many American families struggle just to make ends meet, children across the country risk starting another school year without...

August 7, 2011

Mosquito nets end the nightmare of malaria

World Vision provided mosquito nets for Calvin, 10, a sponsored child in western Zimbabwe, and his five cousins. Calvin, who is orphaned, had two cases of malaria in...

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