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From the Field During disasters World Vision is first in, last out
World Vision is often one of the first responders to natural disasters and emergencies. But that doesn't mean that we simply dump our aid supplies and leave.
In the News In the Philippines, Kaye rises above the storm

Kaye has a smile that puts you at ease right away. The 14-year-old student made friends easily when she transferred to a new school several years ago. Smart, driven, and kind, she was an instant favourite with teachers and her peers.

In the News Factory collapse puts spotlight on child labour

In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 people. Many workers had received an ultimatum that day after complaining about dangerous cracks in the structure: go to work now or lose your pay. In the days that followed, Canadians watched in horror as information was released linking some of their favourite clothing brands with garments being sewn in that very building.

From the Field Syria's moms: Real heroes

This Saturday, I got to meet real-life superheroes. They were refugee mothers, recently arrived from the Middle East having escaped Syria. All of them had come to a giant playdate organized by World Vision and the Mennonite Central Committee for their families. 

From the Field How we respond to disasters

When disaster strikes, World Vision is positioned to respond, to help mitigate the impact on vulnerable communities. Here's how.

From the Field Haiti earthquake: Three years later

In the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010, World Vision initiated the largest single-country disaster response in the organization’s history. Over the last three years, as the focus has shifted from emergency relief to long-term development, World Vision has helped several million Haitians.

In the News Who can afford to marry my daughter?

One hundred dollars a month: that’s the price Amira is paying for the small one-room shack her family is living in off of a main street in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. It’s an exorbitant price for Syrian refugees. And one Amira isn’t sure she can continue to afford.

From the Field Syrian refugee stories

Winter is here. And children are freezing. Literally. The Syrian families who’ve fled their homes have nothing except the clothes on their backs. It’s not enough. They’ve given up jobs, warm beds, school, loving friends, security, stocked pantries and more — all to stay alive. Here are their stories.

From the Field What’s a Child-Friendly Space?
World Vision answers your frequently asked questions about Child-Friendly Spaces.
In the News Central African Republic Conflict: Fast Facts and How to Help
Ongoing civil conflict in Central African Republic has resulted in a humanitarian crisis impacting health care, education, nutrition and access to clean water.
Emergency relief preserves futures
When natural and man-made disasters threaten to crush children’s dreams, you help World Vision preserve them. Read Alif’s dramatic story from Indonesia. 
In the News Venezuela crisis: facts and how to help
Food shortages, lack of medicine and violence have led an increasing number of Venezuelans to flee the country and seek safety in neighbouring countries.
In the News Haiti earthquake: 10 years later – Facts, FAQs and how to help
Learn more about the 2010 Haiti earthquake, which sparked one of the most severe humanitarian crisis the country has faced to date.
Cyclone Idai - Food for Assets 
Across southern Africa, more than 2.5 million people were affected Cyclone Idai when it struck Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in March 19 including Paulito, his mother and two siblings. In and around Beira, Mozambique, where the family home is located, torrential rains and flooding killed more than 600 people and orphaned thousands of children.
4 important ways we’re tackling COVID-19 around the Globe
COVID-19 continues across the globe, but the work of World Vision continues. This video shows some of the great ways support like yours is helping children across the world.
In the News How climate change impacts poverty
Floods, droughts, cyclones - climate change is hardest on the world’s poorest people, as weather patterns turn deadly, destroying homes and disrupting livelihoods.
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