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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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Mothers who have survived the Typhoon head home with their infant kits in tow after attending a World Vision session. PHOTO: Monalinda Cadiz / World Vision
Feb 7, 2014

As Haiyan response hits 3-month mark, World Vision helps survivors recover, rebuild for long term

With more than half a million people provided with survival goods during the first three months of World Vision’s response to Typhoon Haiyan, the response team is now focusing on helping families and communities rebuild.

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding
Feb 7, 2014

Three months after Typhoon Haiyan, aid shifts to rebuilding

World Vision is helping communities rebuild and providing support for emotionally distressed children, three months after a massive storm ravaged the Philippines.

Ash from Mount Sinabung's eruption Saturday covers homes near Kabanjahe, Indonesia, more than 20 kilometers from the deadly volcano. PHOTO: World Vision
Feb 3, 2014

Multiple deadly disasters making it difficult to scale up response efforts in Indonesia, says World Vision

One of Indonesia's deadliest volcanos in recent history, Mt. Sinabung, erupted Saturday, killing at least 14. However, this weekend's disaster followed two others in Indonesia — making it difficult for humanitarian agencies like World Vision to bring relief.

In Mali, a mother prepares food for her child. The effects of armed conflict and the 2012 food crisis have combined with the recent poor harvests to put the country on the brink of another food crisis.In Mali, a mother prepares food for her child. The effects of armed conflict and the 2012 food crisis have combined with the recent poor harvests to put the country on the brink of another food crisis. PHOTO: Steve Kay / World Vision
Feb 3, 2014

Northern Mali on the brink of a new food crisis

Northern Mali is on the brink of a new food crisis.

Jan 30, 2014

President Obama missed opportunity to encourage Americans to support Syrian crisis, says World Vision

Despite mentioning the conflict three times in his 65-minute State of the Union speech, President Obama remained silent on the human face of the crisis.

Aid distribution to South Sudanese displaced by war
Jan 28, 2014

Aid reaches South Sudanese displaced by war

After government and opposition leaders signed a cease-fire agreement, World Vision was among the first aid groups to reach the remote South Sudanese city of Malakal, providing food and household supplies to families displaced by days of fighting there.

Video: What peace means to Syrian refugee children
Mar 5, 2014

Video: What peace means to Syrian refugee children

As world leaders discuss Syria’s future, World Vision asked these children to explain what peace means to them.

Women and children leaving Juba by bus to various destinations. PHOTO: Nhial Wei / World Vision
Jan 23, 2014

Cease-fire could mean access to children affected by conflict in South Sudan, says World Vision

Cease-fire announced Thursday in Addis Ababa could mean aid agencies can finally access areas where children and families have been.

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