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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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Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school
Aug 13, 2013

Syrian refugee children struggle to get back to school

With no end in sight for the refugee crisis in Syria, providing access to education for displaced children is just one among many urgent needs as humanitarian conditions grow increasingly dire.

Aug 1, 2013

Syrian refugee crisis stretching aid effort to its limits, say aid agencies

Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.

Sahel food crisis: Five things you should know
Jul 16, 2013

Sahel food crisis: Five things you should know

Lack of rainfall during recent growing seasons has resulted in food deficits for 3.5 million people in Mali. World Vision has responded to the food crisis here by distributing food to the most vulnerable.

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’
Jul 12, 2013

Number of Syrian refugees ‘rises uncontrollably’

Humanitarian conditions are increasingly grim in this region as fighting rages in Syria and millions of civilians have fled to neighboring countries, with thousands more crossing the border every week. Additional funding is urgently needed to provide care for refugees.

Heading back to school after the Oklahoma tornadoes
Jul 11, 2013

Heading back to school after the Oklahoma tornadoes

As children across the United States prepare to return to school in the next month, residents of tornado-slammed Moore, Okla., have an additional burden to bear. World Vision is on the ground there, helping to ease the transition while providing physical and emotional support to affected children and families.

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis
Oct 29, 2014

FAQs: War in Syria, children, and the refugee crisis

Read our overview of the conflict in Syria, the refugee situation in neighboring countries, and World Vision’s response to the crisis.

U.N. issues largest-ever emergency appeal for Syria crisis
Jun 10, 2013

U.N. issues largest-ever emergency appeal for Syria crisis

UNICEF estimates that children make up more than half of the refugees fleeing Syria.

Oklahoma reels from more tornadoes; World Vision responding
Jun 1, 2013

Oklahoma reels from more tornadoes; World Vision responding

World Vision is moving quickly to expand its tornado response beyond the earlier target of 25,000 people in Moore, Shawnee, and Noble, Oklahoma, and Granbury, Texas.

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