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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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A mother takes refuge with her children as Typhoon Haiyan hits Cebu city, central Philippines. © Stringer Philippines / Reuters. Courtesy of trust.org.
Nov 8, 2013

As Typhoon Haiyan sweeps through the Philippines, World Vision concerned of "vast destruction"

As Typhoon Haiyan continued to make its way west across the Philippines Friday, World Vision expressed concern that what was shaping up to be the Philippines' strongest typhoon of the year could leave a path of "vast destruction" in its wake.

Residents in quake-hit areas in Bohol use their World Vision sacks to keep their purchased goods dry amid heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression Wilma on November 4
Nov 7, 2013

Massive evacuations underway as Typhoon Haiyan threatens Central Philippines

Government authorities are preparing for the worst as the Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Haiyan to hit the Visayas Islands on Friday.
 
World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines
Nov 11, 2013

World Vision responding to Typhoon Haiyan devastation in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams are assessing the damage and mobilizing a response.

Hurricane Sandy wreckage
Oct 28, 2013

Hurricane Sandy: One year later, building materials help families move back home

World Vision continues to support storm-affected communities by equipping local churches and community groups who serve families in great need.

Families receive supplies from World Vision in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.
Oct 15, 2013

Phailin Release #2: Community Task Force

Community Task Forces prove real-life heroes in saving lives following the onslaught of Cyclone Phailin.

Currently churning in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Phailin is expected to make landfall by Saturday afternoon or evening local time. (Satellite image courtesy of Joint Typhoon Warning Center.)
Oct 12, 2013

Preparations for Cyclone Phailin

World Vision staff are on alert and have made preparations as Cyclone Phailin continues to intensify on its trek towards India.  

A glimpse into disaster recovery and preparedness
Oct 11, 2013

A glimpse into disaster recovery and preparedness

When disasters strike, poorest populations suffer the most. World Vision stands ready to respond to emergencies now — and helps vulnerable communities prepare for future ones.

Top 10 disasters in 2013: A glimpse into recovery and preparedness
Dec 19, 2013

Five of the worst natural disasters in 2013

Here’s a look at a few of the natural disasters that demanded a significant humanitarian response in 2013.

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