2019 Cyclone Fani: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Cyclone Fani made landfall on the Bay of Bengal coast of India about 8 a.m. local time on Friday, May 3. The storm hit Puri city in Odisha state with heavy rain and wind speeds exceeding 130 mph, equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane. More than a million people in...

How’d they do that: Clean water in emergencies

When disaster strikes, access to clean water is critical for people’s survival and communal health. Different situations require different approaches. Here are three different ways World Vision emergency responders bring life-saving clean water in emergencies around...

2019 Cyclone Idai: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique March 14 and 15, 2019 as a Category 2 storm. Cyclone Kenneth came ashore in northern Mozambique April 25, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.  The storm arrived only six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated a broad...

Venezuela crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Venezuela is in crisis. The economy has collapsed, and an uprising of political opposition to President Nicolas Maduro has put the country’s leadership in question. About 3.4 million Venezuelans — 5,000 per day in 2018 — have left the country seeking food, work, and a...

2004 Indian Ocean tsunami: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra island, Indonesia, set off the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, also known as the Christmas or Boxing Day tsunami, on Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2004. The magnitude 9.1 quake ruptured a 900-mile stretch of...