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.
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
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
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
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 …
flash floods and earthquakes. Fears of natural disasters and the devastation they bring is very
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.
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.
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
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
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?
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
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
Millions of the world’s most vulnerable children are falling through the cracks, even as child deaths are declining globally, warns World Vision.
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
the long run contribute to rising levels of natural disasters and endemic poverty. As a
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In the villages reduced to rubble by natural disasters. In the refugee camps where children arrive