Earthquake devastates Nepal

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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.

Streets in Kathmandu filled with rubble and toppled buildings following the 7.8 quake. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 26, 2015

Nepal Earthquake: World Vision first responders to get a first look at remote villages hit by quake

Following a massive 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, World Vision teams have traveling by vehicle and foot for hours to reach those in need.

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday. PHOTO: World Vision
Apr 25, 2015

World Vision emergency team responds as 7.8 earthquake hits Nepal

Buildings collapsed and hundreds are dead in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday.

Thousands die in powerful Nepal earthquake
Apr 27, 2015

An estimated 4,000 people dead after powerful Nepal earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the south-central Asian country of Nepal on Saturday, causing an estimated 4,000 deaths and widespread devastation. World Vision teams have begun relief efforts.

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty
Apr 20, 2015

FAQs: Fragile states and the global burden of poverty

Not many people have heard of fragile states — but they are considered ground zero for the future of extreme poverty. Our fragile states expert, Jonathan Papoulidis, answers questions about how country fragility affects children in poverty and how countries can overcome these challenges.

School children in Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday. This photo, taken last year, captures a group of friends in the classroom. PHOTO: Jonathan Bundu / World Vision
Apr 14, 2015

As nearly 2 million children return to school in Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, psychosocial support will be crucial, says World Vision

School children in Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday after a nine-month hiatus, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.

Refugee Enstar, 28, and a neighbor. Enstar is a mother of eight including a young baby. She lives tent in an internally-displaced people’s (IDP) camp in Erbil, Iraq Kurdistan and is trying her best to keep her infant warm, despite the meager shelter. PHOTO: World Vision/Cecil Laguardia
Mar 30, 2015

‘Political solution the only option for Syria,’ says aid agency on eve of conference

Ahead of the third donor pledging conference in Kuwait, humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organisation World Vision has issued an urgent plea for support for Syrian humanitarian crisis.

The UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan
Mar 20, 2015

Cyclone Pam lends urgency to call for leaders in Sendai to tackle impact of disasters on children

World Vision will take its case, bolstered by the destructive force of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu, for prioritizing the needs of children in humanitarian disasters to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - 2015 in Sendai, Japan.

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