World Vision responds to two main types of emergency:
In large responses, World Vision coordinates with other aid agencies to avoid duplication and make sure there are no gaps in the response.
Your support will help us respond rapidly to save lives and protect children affected by disasters.
With staff members in nearly 100 countries, pre-positioned relief items and trained response teams, we respond to disasters speedily and effectively. We are on the ground before, during and after a disaster to help children and families not just cope, but thrive with dignity.
Relief | After an emergency event, World Vision’s priority is to save lives. We distribute aid to meet basic needs like clean water, food and non-food items. To help children heal and provide them with psychosocial support, we set up Child-Friendly Spaces where children can play, learn, make friends, develop routines and feel safe.
Recovery | In the initial years after the emergency, we partner with relevant stakeholders to provide educational opportunities for children, ensure the availability of basic healthcare and clean water, and re-establish family livelihoods to improve their access to sustainable food sources.
Rehabilitation | For the next couple of years, we help communities return to pre-disaster conditions or better, train and empower them to increase and diversify their incomes, and support sustainable development projects such as improved water systems, nutritional practices and healthcare facilities.
On the morning of 6 February 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit a wide area in South-eastern Türkiye and Northern Syria. World Vision is already responding – providing aid to the most vulnerable children and families. Your contribution will help meet the needs of people devastated by the disaster and care for children whose families aren’t able to amid this crisis.
As the conflict in Ukraine rages, World Vision is mobilising in the region to provide emergency supplies and assistance for children and families who are fleeing violence. Your contribution will help meet the needs of people fleeing the violent conflict in Ukraine. This includes emergency assistance packages, as well as psychosocial and educational support for children and families, including child-friendly spaces. If sufficient funding has been raised for this appeal, your donation will be channelled to the next most urgent response.
With decades of war, displacement and now a sudden change of rule compounded by COVID-19 and the massive food insecurity, children and families in Afghanistan are at breaking point. But World Vision is on the ground and we are committed to stay. We aim to meet urgent food, water, sanitation, healthcare and protection needs.
The Yemen war, now the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, has left 24 million people or 80% of the country’s population in need of aid. More than half of them are children. In addition to horrific violence, people are suffering from hunger and deprivation. World Vision is working to improve healthcare access and reduce acute malnutrition among children and pregnant and lactating women.
A massive explosion shook Beirut on 4 August 2020 killing hundreds, wounding thousands and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.
From 2018 to 2020, the children and communities in Eastern DR Congo had to contend with the second largest Ebola outbreak in history.
The South Sudan conflict that began in 2013 uprooted families and caused hunger and suffering. Millions fled to neighbouring countries as refugees.
On 28 September 2018, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake – followed by a tsunami – hit the Donggala, Palu and Mamuju areas in Central Sulawesi Province.
On 29 July 2018, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the north coast of Lombok Island. One week later on 5 August 2018, the island was hit by a second earthquake.
The South Asia region has been inundated by severe monsoon floods, affecting millions, destroying livelihoods and displacing families from their homes.
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In 2021, 85.9% of donations collected were used for programmes that benefit children, families and communities in need.