Millions of people face famine if the current hunger crisis in East Africa continues to worsen. Read their stories and learn how World Vision is responding.
In the midst of all the conflicting headlines you see each day, you’ve probably heard about the Africa hunger crisis. Here are a few basic facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.
In 2015, World Vision staffer Matt Stephens was in Nepal during the devastating earthquake. Two years later, he returns to witness how the disaster is impacting children and leading to a rise in hazardous child labor.
In Colombia, more than 250 people have died and 200 are missing after landslides engulfed Macoa city, in Putumayo. World Vision is bringing aid to support children and families in their recovery.
The delayed effects of the 2016 El Niño warming phenomenon are now settling in worldwide. Prolonged droughts, worsened by conflict and severe food shortages, are affecting as many as 70 million people throughout central, east, and southern Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.
In the news this week: Thailand floods affect 1 million, cut off access to south; Afghanistan now a “continual emergency”; Democratic Republic of Congo sees new violence and displacement.
More Iraqis are fleeing Mosul, El Salvador’s murder rate has dropped 20 percent, and famine looms in parts of Somalia and South Sudan.