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Disasters and Emergency Response

World Vision's staff respond to natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies in dozens of countries each year. Staff can provide eyewitness interviews, expert analysis and compelling insight into these tragic events.

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Lauren Fisher

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Subject Matter Experts:

Jeff Wright

Chris Palusky

Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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Harvy and his family, who are receiving relief assistance from World Vision, stand in front of their home damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo ©2013 Annila Harris/World Vision
Dec 6, 2013

Millions at risk of future disaster, says new World Vision report

As the world marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a new report from World Vision calls for stronger disaster planning for cities to avoid widespread future devastation.

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testifies to Congress on December 3, 2013.
Dec 4, 2013

Chris Palusky testifies before U.S. Congress on Typhoon Haiyan relief

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testified to Congress on December 3, 2013 about the relief response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

A child plays in a Child-Friendly Space, after Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 25, 2013

Child-Friendly Spaces open in Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged communities

World Vision is setting up about 40 Child-Friendly Spaces in order to provide a safe place for children recovering from Typhoon Haiyan to resume learning, play, and process the disaster’s effects.

World Vision launched its first Child-Friendly Spaces associated with its Typhoon Haiyan response on Nov. 20 at Tabugon in northern Cebu. At least 400 children took part. Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Nov 21, 2013

World Vision opens its first Child-Friendly Space for 400 children in Philippines

World Vision opened on Wednesday its first dedicated ‘safe spaces’ for 400 children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The spaces allow children to continue learning, playing, and start coming to terms with the disaster.

Tornadoes pound Midwest U.S.; World Vision prepares response
Nov 18, 2013

Tornadoes pound Midwest; World Vision prepares response

World Vision is positioned to support local partners serving storm-affected communities, in the wake of deadly tornadoes that slammed 10 Midwest states.

Philippines relief distribution to 780 families on Cebu Island.
Nov 14, 2013

In rush to give charitably to Typhoon Haiyan, new study suggests millennial men may be first in line

According to a holiday giving survey from World Vision, the group most likely to have ever given someone a gift in the form of a charitable donation is that containing young men ages 18-34.

These families benefitted from World Vision's first major relief distribution in northern Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Nov 14, 2013

World Vision's first major distribution of aid reaches nearly 4,000 people in the Philippines

Four trucks hauled the 25 tons of supplies into remote villages in the hills of Tabugon Municipality, five hours north of Cebu City.

Residents of Barangay Kayang, Lobo City, Cebu, with the remains of their home following Typhoon Haiyan. ©2013 Pio Arce/Genesis Photos
Nov 13, 2013

Royal Caribbean commits support to World Vision’s disaster response in Philippines

Royal Caribbean has committed to donate $250K to World Vision’s disaster response in the Philippines, as part of an overall commitment of $1M in Philippines support.

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