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Emergency Relief

When disaster strikes, World Vision adopts a “first in, last out” approach where we first respond with life-saving emergency aid and then stay for the long term to help families recover and rebuild.

How does World Vision respond?

World Vision responds to two main types of emergency:

  • Rapid-onset, fast hitting natural disasters, which include earthquakes, cyclones, floods and tsunamis
  • Slow-onset disasters, which include droughts, famine and suffering caused by conflict and war

Our relief works seek primarily to prevent loss of life and reduce suffering as much as possible for affected children, as well as their families and communities. World Vision is also committed to strengthening the local community to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

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Current Relief Efforts

South Asia floods India survivors need necessities to survive. With your help, we can do much more.

South Asia floods - India

The South Asia region has been inundated by severe monsoon floods, killing over 1,000 people and destroying homes and livelihoods. One of the countries that have been severely affected is India, with the states of Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Mizoram bearing the brunt of the intense flooding. World Vision is on the ground in India, providing food, water, temporary shelter and other forms of relief. However, more needs to be done. World Vision seeks to raise USD 2.5 million to scale up the response to this escalating crisis.

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South Sudan refugees need necessities to survive. With your help, we can do much more.

South Sudan Refugee Crisis

As civil war continues to rip through South Sudan, nearly 900,000 people have been driven from their homes and are now refugees in Uganda. Up to 86% of these arriving refugees are women and children. They are in dire need of food and shelter, while children are at risk of abuse. World Vision is currently responding with food, water and other forms of relief, but much more needs to be done. We hope to raise USD 10 million to scale up the response to this rapidly growing crisis.

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We never cease to provide necessities such as medicine and sanitation to Syria refugees.

Syria Refugee Crisis

As the crisis in Syria enters its fifth year, the deteriorating trend of death, destruction and suffering shows little sign of abating. Outside of Syria, the number of refugees is projected to rise to 4.2 million by the end of 2015. World Vision has started providing relief items to Syrian refugees who have entered Europe. At the same time, World Vision continues to respond to the water and sanitation, food, health, child protection and educational needs of Syrians in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.

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Past Relief Efforts

India Drought
Typhoon Haima
Hurricane Matthew
Southern Africa El Nino Emergency Response
Iraq Crisis
South India Floods
Cyclone Komen – Myanmar and India
Monsoon Floods, Malaysia
Typhoon Hagupit
Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa