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Hurricane Sandy: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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Cyclone Phailin: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami: Facts and FAQs

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.

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Rohingya refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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Haiti earthquake: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

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.

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DRC conflict: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A recent surge in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the lives of millions of children who are already suffering from hunger, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and poverty. Learn more about the DRC’s conflict and current situation and about World Vision’s response to help impacted children and families.

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DRC floods: Photos of devastation, relief, and hope

In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, communities impacted by the deadly floods in early May unite in their grief and forge a path toward healing. View photos and read stories captured by World Vision staff who responded to the emergency needs of those affected and discover how we’re supporting impacted families through the devastation. Learn ways to support impacted communities, including offering your prayers.