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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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Aid worker’s diary: Syrian refugees’ strength and despair
Jun 4, 2013

Aid worker’s diary: Syrian refugees’ strength and despair

A World Vision aid worker in Lebanon tells of the hope and care found amid dire circumstances.

VIDEO: A harrowing brush with a deadly tornado in Oklahoma
May 24, 2013

VIDEO: A harrowing brush with a deadly tornado in Oklahoma

Area resident Deanna Stephens recounts her terrifying experience taking cover — and surviving — as a catastrophic tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving behind a path of unspeakable devastation. World Vision is on the ground in Oklahoma, providing assistance to families hit hardest by the disaster.

VIDEO: World Vision launches response to Oklahoma tornado
May 23, 2013

VIDEO: World Vision launches response to Oklahoma tornado

UPDATED: World Vision has deployed an assessment team and a truck filled with relief supplies to respond to the needs of families devastated by the catastrophic tornado that blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City.

World Vision responds to deadly Texas tornadoes
May 16, 2013

World Vision responds to deadly Texas tornadoes

World Vision is deploying disaster relief supplies to families devastated by the severe storm outbreak in North Texas.

Debts, difficulties mount for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
May 10, 2013

Debts, difficulties mount for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

While fighting rages in Syria, humanitarian conditions continue deteriorating, and displaced families like Mahmoud and his wife and children are finding it increasingly difficult to cope.

Young lives threatened by hunger and drought
May 14, 2013

Young lives threatened by hunger and drought

As regions across Africa continue to suffer consecutive seasons of drought and food shortages, World Vision is bringing assistance to malnourished children like Saytuun, who was able to recover after three months of therapeutic feeding at a nutrition center.

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province
Apr 22, 2013

World Vision responds to quake in China’s Sichuan province

Updated: World Vision is delivering hygiene supplies and Child-Friendly Kits to families affected by the Sichuan earthquake.

Amid conflict in Syria, stories of shattered lives
Apr 30, 2013

Amid conflict in Syria, stories of shattered lives

As the war in Syria enters its third year, tragic stories continue to emerge of how children and families have been devastated. World Vision is providing assistance to Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homeland.

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