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The pond of misery in Rwanda

Alongside a pond in Rwanda once roamed the legendary “Big Five” animals of Africa. Today, dominion of the pond belongs to creatures that are smaller but even deadlier — bloodsucking parasites, mosquitoes, and snakes. Eight-year-old Esther hates the pond, her only source of water.

From the Field

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Venezuela crisis has caused more than 3 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 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping.

Change Makers

Global 6K participants walk for water

World Vision’s Global 6K for Water is a one-day event where people from all over the world walk and run 6K in their own neighborhoods to bring lasting clean water to children in need. Every step you take is one they won’t have to. Check out what people like you have to say about how easy and impactful it is to walk or run the Global 6K for Water.

From the Field

Five ways we help children experience the love of God

Jesus calls his followers to become like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. But what does it look like to welcome children as Jesus commanded? How do we support children’s faith and not become stumbling blocks in our homes, churches, communities, and around the world? World Vision helps children experience God’s love in five ways.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for the thirsty

844 million people around the world don’t have access to clean water; that’s more than 1 of every 10 people around the world. Join us in prayer for children and families who are thirsty and lack this most basic necessity.

From the Field

Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Approaching its ninth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria.