Home > About Us > Media Center > Disasters and Emergency Response

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

p 646.245.2496

Lauren Fisher

p 206.310.5476

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.

Fatima, 8, and her friend, Sathi, 7, live at a center for vulnerable children in Bangladesh. The center, run by World Vision, cares for children who are living on the streets or in local brothels with their mothers. PHOTO: Jon Warren / World Vision
Feb 10, 2015

Next week’s meeting at UN key moment for children, says World Vision

Ending extreme poverty is only going to be possible if governments gathered for next week’s post-2015 meeting focus efforts on reaching all children, especially those living in war, fragility and instability, World Vision said Monday.

World Vision distributes its first shipment of Ebola health supplies to Mali's Ministry of Health. PHOTO: Francine Obura / World Vision
Feb 6, 2015

Emergency health supplies help World Vision remain vigilant against Ebola in Mali

World Vision received its first donation of personal protective equipment in Mali Thursday. The goods will be used by Mali’s Ministry of Health to protect its frontline health staff.

Syrian refugee child. PHOTO: Meg Sattler / World Vision
Jan 21, 2015

World Vision, One Day’s Wages partner to bring relief to Syrian refugees

World Vision has joined forces with Seattle-area non-profit One Day's Wages to bring basic services and protection against freezing weather to Syrian families forced from their homes by brutal war.

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition
Jan 9, 2015

Five years after Haiti earthquake, families still in transition

January 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, the most devastating disaster ever to hit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. World Vision’s Jean-Wickens Merlone visited with Adeline Eliazard and her three children — Nadine Andrice, 17, Ernst Andrice, 15, and Jerry Andrice, 13 — in the curtained entry of their 432-square-foot concrete house on a mountainside overlooking Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. He reports on their lives, still in transition five years after the quake.

Video: Snowstorm in the Middle East and the impact on Syrian refugee families
Jan 9, 2015

Video: Snowstorm in the Middle East and the impact on Syrian refugee families

World Vision has new fears for children and families already vulnerable as a snowstorm sweeping through the region claims lives.

Ten years after the tsunami: Lives, homes rebuilt from the ground up
Dec 22, 2014

Ten years after the tsunami: Lives, homes rebuilt from the ground up

Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Layeun is one of dozens of villages in Aceh, Indonesia, that World Vision helped to rebuild.

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision / Hasanthi Jayamaha
Dec 22, 2014

10 years later: From devastation and despair to homes and hope for Indian Ocean tsunami survivors

Sumathra Tsunami Tharanga was born just a few days after the Indian Ocean tsunami struck her village in Sri Lanka. PHOTO: World Vision/Hasanthi Jayamaha

Five of the worst natural disasters of 2014
Dec 19, 2014

Five of the worst natural disasters of 2014

Natural disasters affected millions of people worldwide in 2014. Here are five of the worst ones and how World Vision responded.

Pages