Discover important facts about Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in decades. The formidable Category 4 hurricane raked a path of destruction across Florida and neighboring states on September 28, 2022, and in the following days. Learn more about its impacts, the response efforts, and how you can help people affected by disasters in the U.S.
Discover key facts about Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the United States. Learn how it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm on August 29, 2021, coinciding with the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall. Find out how World Vision responded to support affected families and how you can help communities impacted by disasters in the U.S.
Discover important facts about Hurricane Florence, a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph that made landfall in North Carolina on September 14, 2018. A powerful storm surge and widespread flooding marked its arrival. Learn how World Vision responded to the emergency and discover ways to help children and families impacted by disasters in the U.S.
Discover the cases and impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis, natural processes shaping the earth’s landscapes. Learn about earthquake preparedness and safety precautions for these destructive phenomena.
Hurricane Sandy, also known as Superstorm Sandy, stood as the deadliest hurricane of 2012 and one of the most destructive to hit the United States. Learn more about the superstorm’s enduring mark on history and World Vision’s role in supporting affected communities internationally and in the U.S.
Explore facts about Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm to hit India in 14 years when it struck in October 2013. Learn how early evacuations and disaster preparedness saved lives — and how World Vision’s response helped support communities during the emergency and equip them for future disaster responses.
Explore the profound impact of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that was triggered by a massive undersea earthquake and resulted in nearly 230,000 casualties and widespread destruction. Learn about World Vision’s humanitarian efforts as we led a disaster response, raising over $350 million for relief and rehabilitation lasting more than a decade and spanning across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, and Myanmar.
Since 2017, nearly 1 million Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape violence. Now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, they rely on humanitarian aid to survive. Over half of the refugee population are children. Learn more about the ongoing Rohingya crisis and how World Vision is helping.
In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, 2021, and the years of compounding challenges, the country continues to face a complex path to recovery. Learn how World Vision is making a difference in the lives of vulnerable Haitians after the magnitude 7.2 quake, which claimed thousands of lives and caused widespread injuries and destruction.