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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.

Media Contacts:

Laura Blank

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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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Up to the minute news, press releases, media and more.

Iraq crisis: Displaced children and families brace for winter
Nov 25, 2014

Iraq crisis: Displaced children and families brace for winter

Displaced families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, shelter, clean water, medicine, and protection.

Gaza conflict: Children need safe space and ‘lasting and just peace’
Sep 11, 2014

Gaza crisis: World Vision responding to needs of children and families

World Vision is providing humanitarian aid and psychosocial support for children and families impacted by the recent fighting.

Jerusalem
Jul 25, 2014

World Vision suspends operations in Gaza, commends Kerry for call for ceasefire

World Vision is deeply distressed by the ongoing violence, soaring death toll and destruction to civilian infrastructure resulting from the ongoing hostilities between Hamas and Israel.

A young boy named Drisak, at home with his mother and a World Vision nutritionist during a regular home visit to monitor progress. PHOTO: World Vision
Jul 20, 2014

Three years since Somalia famine, aid agencies fear high risk of relapse

Aid agencies today warn that the signs of a drought are re-emerging in Somalia and urge for these not to be ignored in order to avoid a relapse into the conditions of the 2011 catastrophe which took the lives of 260,000 Somalis.

Syrian refugee child inside Jordan's Azraq Camp. PHOTO: Meg Sattler/World Vision
Jul 14, 2014

World Vision welcomes Security Council resolution as ‘one of many, many steps’ needed in Syria

World Vision is calling for continued focus on securing aid for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children inside Syria.

A child's picture depicting violence in the Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza region. PHOTO: Niveen Afana / World Vision
Jul 11, 2014

Children’s suffering as a result of the vicious cycle of violence must end in Gaza and Israel, says World Vision

World Vision suspends programs and fears for the safety of children caught in the crossfire.

Violence, dire poverty compel children to flee Central America
Jul 11, 2014

Violence, dire poverty compel children to flee Central America

As tens of thousands of children from Central America flee to escape violence and poverty, World Vision continues its work in these countries to address the root causes of poverty and child exploitation.

The child of a family in El Salvador who tells World Vision they fear for their safety due to the violence. PHOTO: World Vision
Jul 11, 2014

World Vision expands response to growing child humanitarian crisis on both sides of the U.S. border

World Vision is providing essential supplies through partner organizations to help those in the United States and Central America.

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