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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.

Give to General Humanitarian Emergencies


Current Relief Efforts

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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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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India drought

Over 25% of India's population – 330 million people – have been affected by severe drought, resulting in failed crops, farmer suicides and mass migrations. The lack of nutritious food and clean water increases the risk of child malnutrition and fatalities.

World Vision hopes to raise USD100,000 (RM400,285) to provide relief for Arpana ADP, which is supported by Malaysian sponsors. Immediate needs will be provided for through food kits and drinking water. Other interventions include livelihood support, veterinary help, Child Friendly Spaces, and long-term programmes that will help communities to mitigate and manage droughts in the future.

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Past Relief Efforts

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