Earthquakes and tsunamis — often caused by earthquakes — are among the most damaging and deadly disasters, yet they are part of the natural process that builds the Earth’s landscapes. Learn about earthquake hazards and how to be prepared.
Learn the facts about Hurricane Laura, which hit the Gulf Coast near the Louisiana–Texas border as a Category 4 storm, and join us in prayer for people affected by the storm. More than 500,000 people were ordered to evacuate coastal areas of the two states, increasing possible exposure to COVID-19.
Once an emerging force for democracy in West Africa, Mali has struggled to maintain stability since a 2012 coup. Conflict continues, and increasingly severe droughts and the coronavirus have added to the country’s challenges. Children and families need food security, healthcare, and protection.
The 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was the “largest, most severe and most complex Ebola epidemic” in history.
The mosquito-borne Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other serious birth defects. Though the disease has faded from the news since its most recent outbreak from 2015 to 2016, Zika remains a risk in dozens of countries and territories in the Americas. Learn facts about Zika, the latest outbreak, and future threats.
Catastrophic flooding from Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth affected close to 2.2 million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Idai and Kenneth were two of the top five worst storms to ever hit Mozambique. Together, they’ve caused an unprecedented amount of damage. World Vision staff are providing shelter, food, and clean water to families in need.