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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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Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland
Mar 27, 2013

Video: Syrian refugee child cries, longs for his homeland

While war leads to suffering for everyone affected, children are most vulnerable to the trauma and distress caused by conflict and displacement.

War in Syria: Children dodge bullets and bombs
Mar 15, 2013

War in Syria: Children dodge bullets and bombs

After two years of fighting, the prolonged conflict in Syria risks leaving an entire generation of children scarred for life, says a new UNICEF report.

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts
Mar 8, 2013

Japan: Young tsunami survivors integral in rebuilding efforts

Two years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japanese seaside communities are making progress in rebuilding their lives, and children are key contributors to the rebuilding plans.

Mali crisis: Guide to the war and the needs of children
Aug 27, 2013

Mali crisis: Guide to the war and the needs of children

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the crisis in Mali and how World Vision is responding to the needs of affected children and families.

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs
Feb 12, 2013

Syrian refugee crisis: Lebanon overburdened by refugee needs

Two years after the start of Syria’s civil war, Lebanon struggles to accommodate Syrian refugees who have settled throughout the country.

Solomon Islands: Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami
Feb 7, 2013

Solomon Islands: Powerful earthquake triggers tsunami

World Vision is distributing pre-positioned relief items to families impacted by the quake and tsunami.

Feb 6, 2013

Mali: Children extremely vulnerable as conflict continues

World Vision World Vision is preparing to meet the immediate needs of affected families and advising families on how to keep their children safe, in light of reports of child exploitation.

Jan 16, 2013

On the front lines of disaster relief in Haiti and far beyond

Three years after the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake, World Vision continues working alongside communities there to provide long-term recovery support. But we’re also responding to other global humanitarian emergencies — natural and man-made — delivering critical assistance to children and families whose lives are at risk.

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