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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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Destruction in the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Chantal

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

Ebola virus outbreak and World Vision’s response efforts
Oct 29, 2014

Ebola outbreak: World Vision mounts prevention response, supplies frontline responders with protective gear

World Vision is working with government officials and local communities to offer practical help and communicate ways to curb the deadly Ebola virus as it continues to spread. A massive shipment of donated medical supplies is helping protect health workers who are caring for the infected.

Syrian refugee Fatima, 8, with her father and younger brother Hakim. The family left Syria for Lebanon after their home was hit by rockets. Some members of the family have lost their lives in the conflict. PHOTO: Alexander Whittle / World Vision
Sep 3, 2014

Children 'may never recover' from Syrian conflict, says World Vision

World Vision is urging world leaders not to forget the ongoing suffering of children caused by the Syrian conflict, as refugee numbers surpassed 3 million Friday in what the UN is calling “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era.”

These Iraqi families have all made a long and terrifying journey to escape violence in their home towns. They are currently staying in temporary facilities in Dahuk, Iraq. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Aug 25, 2014

An urgent call to stop the horrific suffering in Iraq

As international faith-based humanitarian and development organizations and networks, we call for international pressure at all levels, and from people, governments and institutions of goodwill, to urgently and adequately address the situation in Iraq.

Yazidis, members of a religious minority, fled fighting in Sinjar, Iraq. They are among an estimated 1.2 million displaced people seeking safety in Kurdish-controlled territory. PHOTO: World Vision
Aug 15, 2014

World Vision to provide emergency relief to thousands fleeing violence in Iraq

Families fleeing violence in Iraq are in desperate need of food, water, and medicine, says World Vision’s emergency response team.

Iraq crisis: World Vision to deliver aid to displaced children, families as conditions worsen
Oct 30, 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.

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