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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

The Latest

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

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.

Jan 7, 2013

Top humanitarian priorities for 2013

Ongoing humanitarian crises in 16 countries leave some 51 million people suffering.

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals
Dec 6, 2012

Conflict in Congo: Scenes of desperation in hospitals

World Vision is providing supplies to overwhelmed hospitals in the conflict-ridden eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and is working to meet the needs of displaced and vulnerable children and families.

Dec 11, 2012

Philippines: Typhoon-stricken areas go hungry

World Vision is distributing food and water to children and families impacted by this devastating storm.

UPDATE: Sandy relief efforts continue
Nov 20, 2012

UPDATE: Sandy relief efforts continue

In partnership with local churches, World Vision is assisting children and families still struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon
Oct 22, 2012

Syrian refugee children find safety in Lebanon

World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces offer a safe haven for children impacted by war.

Aug 6, 2012

World Vision responds to Oklahoma wildfires

Update: Supplies are being deployed to local churches for distribution to those impacted by the disaster.

Joplin tornado anniversary
May 16, 2012

Joplin tornado: Remembering the loss, moving forward

On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, wiping out much of the town and leaving lives shattered. One survivor, Ryan Otis, witnessed the devastation firsthand. World Vision partnered with his church to deliver emergency assistance in the aftermath.

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