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A decade on - the Boxing Day tsunami

A decade ago today, a massive undersea earthquake triggered a tsunami that affected 12 countries and took the lives of more than 230,000 people. In response to the disaster World Vision launched its largest ever relief operation across five countries simultaneously. Ten years on, we’ve gathered a collection of stories from staff and survivors to tell you the tale of destruction, loss, and rebuilding.

Tsunami 10 years on: From devastation to hope

10 years on, the wave of generosity from people in the UK and around the world has helped rebuild the region.
years ago the world faced one of the worst natural disasters in

Planning for our children’s future

Geeta Bandi-Philips, World Vision UK's External Relations Manager reflects on the Post 2015 policy debates, and how World Vision can help shape the conversation to achieve the best future possible for the world's children.
and child labour. Communities learn about natural disaster awareness and use it to make themselves

First Steps In Ethiopia

The Antsokia Valley in Ethiopia was one of the worst-affected areas of the 1984 famine. Today it's green, beautiful and lush with crops. World Vision never would have started our work in Ethiopia, however, were it not for this one man.
Unlike natural disasters like earthquakes and

The Danger Zone For Child Malnutrition

At 14 months old and weighing less than 12ilbs, Jalrotchen registered as severely malnourished. Although 20% of the world's children under five are malnourished, that number always rises in the wake of natural disasters, which is why World Vision's work on child nutrition following Typhoon Haiyan is so vital.
are underweight. But when a natural disaster There are lots of things to do when I natural disaster


flash floods and earthquakes. Fears of natural disasters and the devastation they bring is very

Priceless Coloured Paper: Why Child-Friendly Spaces Are Vital For Recovery

Once the immediate aftermath of a major emergency like Typhoon Haiyan has past, there is still a huge amount of work to be done, not least in getting the people affected back on their feet. World Vision's child-friendly spaces help children like Harvy to find ways to express themselves and discuss their fears in a safe and supportive environment.

How World Vision Works In Emergencies

Three months on, our Head of Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Bulpitt, helps to explain some of the areas of work that are most important, but rarely talked about, following a disaster of the magnitude of Typhoon Haiyan.

Abuse shocking but not surprising, warns World Vision UK

The discovery of an organised crime group sexually exploiting children in the Philippines, using webcams to stream the abuse to the UK is shocking, but not surprising, warns the international children’s charity, World Vision.
from their parents either following natural disasters or because their parents are forced to

Life In Between The Lifeless

An incredible story of how baby Princess Yola, was born under torch light, in a mausoleum as Typhoon Haiyan tore trees, pilons and buildings down in Batan, Philippines.
Every natural disaster seems to bring with it stories of light and

A Tale of Two Catastrophes

Our CEO, Justin Byworth, reflects on the combine tragedies unfolding halfway around the world from each other: the enormous natural disaster in the Philippines and the man-made atrocities of the Syrian Crisis. How do we support children, communities and staff to have the greatest impact?

Typhoon Haiyan: From The Eye Of The Storm

Mikaela from World Vision Philippines hadn't been heard from for three days following Typhoon Haiyan. In this extract from her diary she shares her experience of living through the eye of the storm.
are experiencing. Such a devastating natural disaster leaves families

World Vision Emergency Communicators: Into the Heart of a Tragedy

An eye-witness report of the destruction caused by the Uttarakhand flash floods and World Vision's relief distribution in the affected regions.
to embrace the enormity of the monstrous natural disaster. A testament to the wrath of the river

Polio outbreak in Somalia is symptom of global health inequality

Millions of the world’s most vulnerable children are falling through the cracks, even as child deaths are declining globally, warns World Vision.

Families take refuge as tropical storm hits Bangladesh

More than a thousand people including scores of children have sought refuge in World Vision’s emergency shelters, as stormy weather from Tropical Cyclone Mahasen strikes the Bangladesh coastline.
Pacific region is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. World Vision prioritises disaster risk

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the long run contribute to rising levels of natural disasters and endemic poverty. As a

World Vision's Emergency Work

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In the villages reduced to rubble by natural disasters. In the refugee camps where children arrive