News & Stories

Natural Disasters

From the Field

Maui wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The destructive wildfires that swept through Maui have tragically resulted in loss of life, with a confirmed death toll of 100 people as of January 2024. The catastrophe has left thousands of Maui residents without homes and caused widespread destruction and damage to several areas of the island. Learn how World Vision is responding to the crisis and how you can support people affected by the disaster.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Prayer for refugees

God is with people who have been forced to flee their home. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

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

In photos: 23 moments to remember

In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.

Prayers

Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict zones

In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.

From the Field

4 ways World Vision tackles poverty in the United States

At World Vision, we are called to serve the most vulnerable children and their communities around the world, including right here in the United States. And we do it by providing a way for manufacturers and businesses to share excess resources with people living in poverty. In 2022, we were able to reach more than 3.6 million people through our various U.S. ministries.

From the Field

Nepal earthquakes: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A powerful earthquake devastated the western region of Jajarkot in Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 150 lives and leaving dozens injured. The seismic impact not only shook buildings in neighboring New Delhi, India, but also reverberated in the capital, Kathmandu, over 300 miles away. Learn how World Vision is responding to affected communities.