Coronavirus response: Here at home and around the globe

Global response


people reached through our COVID-19 emergency response

including children

As of July 02, 2020.

Progress stats

Scaling up prevention to slow the spread

70,321

public hand-washing stations established or maintained

20,898,437

people reached through promotion of preventive behaviors

85,249

faith leaders equipped to spread prevention messages

Health systems and workers

4,384,124

masks provided to health facilities, health workers, and communities

3,485,694

Glove sets distributed, including to health facilities, health workers, and communities

318,858

disinfectant kits provided to healthcare facilities

Supporting at-risk children

$17,472,678

provided in cash and voucher assistance

1,033,559

kids supported with child protection projects

4,117,945

people reached with food assistance

Collaborating and advocating

164

global, regional, and national policy changes achieved

607

external engagements, partnering to protect children during the crisis

Two ways to help others during the coronavirus crisis

1) Give.

Ways your donation can make an impact:

  • $75 can provide a Family Emergency Kit for a vulnerable family in the U.S.
  • $41 can provide health training for a community or faith leader in a developing country.
  • $26 can provide a two month’s supply of antibacterial soap for a family in need.

2) Pray.

Text PRAY to 44888 to get prayer prompts over the coming weeks.

Resources

Prayers for people affected by the new coronavirus

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Kids activities: Fun things to do while schools are closed

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Pastoral care and problem solving for church leaders

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Response Plan

Through this first truly global response in World Vision’s 70-year history, we are leveraging our global reach and relationships like never before — pouring our collective expertise and dedication into protecting the most vulnerable children and communities.

Our unique approach is based on decades of experience responding to previous disease outbreaks, including HIV and AIDS, Cholera, Zika, and Ebola:

  • Harnessing the power of faith leaders to promote important health and disease-prevention messages.
  • Empowering community health workers with information for their communities, and equipping them to provide local care.

This work, both on a day-to-day basis and especially in emergency situations, is only possible through a network of hidden heroes: committed governments, foundations, companies, and individuals who generously give both time and resources.

Helping our neighbors get through the COVID-19 crisis

Help provide essentials both in the U.S. and abroad, like face masks and gloves for health workers; antibacterial soap, hand sanitizer, and emergency food for children and families; and health training to keep everyone safe.