World Vision's Ujjal Mondol describes the moment when Cyclone Aaila smashed into Bangladesh - taking the community there by surprise. Six years on, he reflects on the hard lessons learnt and how early preparations are key.
in an emergency. Whilst we cannot prevent natural disasters from
In her time at World Vision, Cecil Laguardia has worked in some of the most disaster-prone regions of the world. Here, she reflects on the unique requirements of her job and how she draws inspiration from the people she works with.
Two years after she trekked through the Himalayas on holiday, Emergency Programme Officer Lara returned to Nepal as part of World Vision's earthquake response. She was afraid to see the smiles wiped from the faces, but instead found remarkable levels of grace and resilience.
World Vision Communicator Crislyn Felisilda always wanted to travel to Nepal, but never dreamed it would be as part of the global response to an earthquake. Torn between scenes of destruction and beauty, it was the resilience and spirit of the people that made a lasting impression.
It’s just two years since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the deadliest typhoons ever recorded, slammed into Leyte province in the Philippines. Now in the rebuilding process, we spoke to some of the families benefiting from World Vision's help - where ensuring houses that withstand future disasters is a huge priority.
Pregnant mother Sofia describes what it's like to live in a camp in Mozambique following heavy flooding to her home. With many people forced to leave ruined crops, food shortages are a growing problem.
Today thousands of children and their families, just like Deng and his grandmother, line up at one of our food distribution centres waiting to receive life-saving food. With your help we can make sure everyone gets a month’s supply of food.
of Congo and Bangladesh. Areas where natural disasters such as flooding and drought have ruined
World Vision communicator Annila Harris travelled to Nepal to meet some of the families caught in the aftermath of the earthquake. What she found, were mothers and children, heavily affected but struggling to rebuild their lives.
A year on, our role in Nepal is moving from emergency aid into recovery work. With a focus on health, livelihoods and education, and continuing to meet basic needs, we'll support communities to get back on their feet and provide an environment where children are safe and protected. We will be helping vulnerable families and communities to re-establish their livelihoods and businesses. We're repairing and reconstructing schools, health posts and WASH facilities in Nepal’s worst-hit districts.
at the core When a natural disaster
19-year-old Runa was on her roof hanging laundry when the earthquake struck last weekend, but thankfully she and her family all survived. Their home, and everything in it, however, were not so lucky.
A week after the earthquake that rocked Nepal last Saturday, shelter is becoming an increasingly urgent need for children like Sandhhya and Sayan and their families.
Seven-year-old Aaram and his family lost their house in the earthquake, and are now living in one of the many makeshift camps in Kathmandu. Children are especially vulnerable in these situations, and World Vision has begun opening Child Friendly Spaces to keep them safe and protected.
World Vision's Sunjuli Kumar Singh describes the current situation near Kathmandu, Nepal, where people affected by the earthquake are staying in tents.
One month on from Cyclone Pam, we met nine-year-old Shayla - one of many children in Vanuatu whose lives have been put on hold by the disaster. With World Vision's help, schools are slowly opening again so children can get back to education and their friends.
What do children living in disaster-prone regions of the world want to see from policymakers? Last month, Henry Makiwa, WV UK Media Manager had a chance to meet some of the extraordinary young speakers at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan.
Imagine losing everything. Not just your house, but your school, your garden - right down to the few items of clothing you own. This is the reality facing many families in the aftermath of Cyclone Pam. Surrounded by devastation, we spoke to the families who had survived the worst but were now desperate to rebuild their lives.
Cyclone Pam lends urgency to call for leaders in Sendai to tackle impact of disasters on children.
The floods that have recently destroyed the crops, homes and livelihoods of many people in southern Malawi, have an added human cost. For eleven year-old Bertha and her siblings, they've also become orphans. She shares her story with us.
Today marks the launch of Action 2015, a campaign to bring the world together to create the post Millennium Development Goals. World Vision is working to help children around the world achieve their full potential and make sure that they are well represented in the new sustainable development framework. External Relations Manager Geeta writes that her New Year's resolution is to raise her voice and let our leaders know they have the gift to make 2015 a year of action for children. They must act.
child labour Help communities learn about natural disaster preparedness and use it to make themselves
Five years ago today a massive earthquake struck Haiti and displaced more than 1.5 million people. Ahead of the anniversary Haiti, Jean-Wickens Merone visits Adeline and her three children, one of the families that World Vision helped to find a fresh start.