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World Vision's staff respond to natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies in dozens of countries each year. Staff can provide eyewitness interviews, expert analysis and compelling insight into these tragic events.

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Up to the minute news, press releases, media and more.

Texas floods: World Vision responding
May 27, 2015

Texas floods: World Vision responding

Deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma is destroying homes and sweeping away bridges. We’re preparing relief supplies for churches and community organizations to distribute to local families affected by the massive storms.

People ran into the streets, stalling traffic following the 7.4 magnitude quake that struck Nepal on Tuesday. PHOTO: World Vision / David Munoz
May 12, 2015

Nepal gripped by another earthquake; World Vision concerned for children and communities already struggling in quake aftermath

A strong earthquake aftershock in Nepal hits areas already devastated by last month's deadly 7.8-magnitude quake.

The violence in South Sudan's Unity State has left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands displaced, of these are thousands of children afflicted by the violence. At the Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp, an estimated 5,000 children had arrived by mid-January. PHOTO: World Vision / Lucy Murunga
May 11, 2015

More than 10,000 children face malnutrition as aid agencies forced to withdraw staff in South Sudan

World Vision has been forced to stop its life-saving interventions, including nutrition programs for children and distribution of blankets, sleeping mats, hygiene products, shelter materials, and mosquito nets, because of ongoing violence in South Sudan's Unity State.

A Child Friendly Space set up in Kathmandu helps children impacted by the Nepal earthquake have a safe place to play. PHOTO: Alina Shresthra / World Vision
May 1, 2015

World Vision creating safe spaces to help children ‘come to terms with loss’ after Nepal quake

World Vision creates safe spaces for children impacted by disasters such as the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Chicago pastors held a press conference to announce a plan by a group of west side churches to support recovery efforts for Nepal and to challenge Chicago’s faith community at large to participate as well.
Apr 30, 2015

Chicago clergy unite to help recovery efforts in Nepal quake that took 5,000+ lives

Clergy from the west side of Chicago are gearing up to provide assistance for the international humanitarian crisis in Nepal that stemmed from Saturday's earthquake.

Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake
May 8, 2015

Videos: Responding to the Nepal earthquake

Watch some of our videos from Nepal to understand the enormity of the need after the disaster and learn more about how we are helping children and communities.

Hundreds, if not thousands of houses and building in the Bakthapur district in Nepal have been reduced to rubble and dust from the devastating earthquake. Thousands of families are sleeping under makeshift tents in open areas, fearing another quake. In a few days from now, Shelter is going to be the biggest need for thousands of families here. And it is going to be a Herculean task. PHOTO: World Vision / Theodore Sam
Apr 28, 2015

Aid organizations face challenges in rush to help Nepal earthquake survivors desperately in need

World Vision is rushing supplies to those in need in Nepal, days after an earthquake hit the country, causing widespread death and damage. Approximately 4,000 lives have been lost and 8 million people have been affected by the quake.

Mother and child await help in Kathmandu. PHOTO: Sunjuli Singh / World Vision
Apr 27, 2015

Rural areas devastated by Nepal quake, relief efforts challenged by distance, blocked roads, steep mountainsides

As World Vision teams reached remote villages outside of Kathmandu, Nepal this morning, after days of trying, they found extensive damage and desperate need for basic survival supplies following Saturday's massive earthquake.

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