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Papua New Guinea landslide: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Learn about the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea’s Enga province, which has claimed 670 lives and buried an entire village under tons of debris. With more people feared dead and thousands displaced, authorities are warning of a second landslide and potential disease outbreaks. Discover key facts about the landslide and its causes and effects, and find ways to support survivors in this dire situation.

From the Field

Explore World Vision’s disaster responses

Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.

From the Field

Coronavirus: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The coronavirus pandemic and its respiratory disease, COVID-19, has profoundly and widely impacted the world since it emerged in late 2019. Beyond its health implications, the pandemic continues to pose a threat to the progress in reducing global poverty and income inequalities. Particularly concerning is the potential long-term impact on the next generation of children. Learn more about the pandemic and how World Vision has responded worldwide.

From the Field

Top 10 disasters of 2023

In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters in 59 countries, helping more than 35.8 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2023. In the United States alone, our programs also supported over 93,700 people during 15 emergencies.

From the Field

HIV and AIDS: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The global HIV and AIDS pandemic is an enduring and profound health challenge, leaving a lasting impact on the world. In 2023, HIV remains a significant global public health concern. Learn essential facts and explore the progress in the prevention, treatment, and efforts to end HIV and AIDS.