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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


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Appeal

In 2020, world headlines have been dominated by the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Hundreds of thousands of cases have been recorded globally, leading to tens of thousands of deaths. In response, World Vision Malaysia seeks to raise RM100,000 for vulnerable children and families in Malaysia. They will be educated on preventive measures, supported with hygiene products, food supplies and other relief assistance.

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Myanmar-Bangladesh refugees need necessities to survive. With your help, we can do much more.

Myanmar-Bangladesh Refugee Crisis

430,000 people – including 225,652 children – have fled after violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine State on 25 August and have crossed over the borders into Bangladesh. This is an urgent humanitarian crisis, with many refugees going without food, clean water, healthcare and other basic necessities. World Vision plans to distribute emergency food and relief supplies in Bangladesh to assist refugees during this difficult situation.

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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

DR Congo Ebola Crisis
South Sudan Refugee Crisis
Sulawesi Earthquake & Tsunami
Kerala Floods
Lombok Earthquakes
South Asia floods - India
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