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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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Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health
Jan 8, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan recovery: Supporting maternal and child health

Two months after the catastrophic storm made landfall in the central Philippines, World Vision continues its long-term response by providing spaces throughout the affected region for mothers and young children to spend time with each other and receive health and nutritional support.

Remedial education classes at the World Vision partner women's center in Irbid, helping Syrian refugees and poor Jordanians.  Photo: Jon Warren / World Vision
Dec 13, 2013

Joint release - Education declines for Syrian children

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to a new paper published today.

Two Syrian refugees look out from their tent in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon as snow begins to cover the area. Photo: Ralph Baydoun / World Vision
Dec 11, 2013

Winter storm headed for Lebanon

Winter storm in Lebanon threatens Syrian refugees

A bitter winter is coming: Pray for vulnerable Syrian refugee children
Dec 10, 2013

A bitter winter is coming: Pray for vulnerable Syrian refugee children

This Christmas, join us in praying for children deeply affected by the crisis in Syria. The brutal cold of winter has arrived, and more than 1 million Syrian refugee children and their families are in dire need of life-saving assistance.

Lunch helps Syrian refugee children stay in Jordanian school
Dec 9, 2013

Lunch helps Syrian refugee children continue attending Jordanian school

Donations help Syrian refugees living in difficult conditions.

Harvy and his family, who are receiving relief assistance from World Vision, stand in front of their home damaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Photo ©2013 Annila Harris/World Vision
Dec 6, 2013

Millions at risk of future disaster, says new World Vision report

As the world marks one month since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a new report from World Vision calls for stronger disaster planning for cities to avoid widespread future devastation.

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testifies to Congress on December 3, 2013.
Dec 4, 2013

Chris Palusky testifies before U.S. Congress on Typhoon Haiyan relief

World Vision Senior Director of Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Response Chris Palusky testified to Congress on December 3, 2013 about the relief response to Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

A child plays in a Child-Friendly Space, after Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 25, 2013

Child-Friendly Spaces open in Philippines’ typhoon-ravaged communities

World Vision is setting up about 40 Child-Friendly Spaces in order to provide a safe place for children recovering from Typhoon Haiyan to resume learning, play, and process the disaster’s effects.

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