Coronavirus response: Here at home and around the globe

Responding to the new coronavirus outbreak in over 70 countries with the goal of reaching 72 million people, including 36 million children. Our COVID-19 response is focused on where children are most at risk: areas of conflict, urban slums, and refugee settlements.

Global response


people reached through our COVID-19 emergency response

including children

As of July 15, 2020.

Progress stats

73,110

public hand-washing stations established or maintained

22,443,250

people reached through promotion of preventive behaviors

88,194

faith leaders equipped to spread prevention messages

5,322,690

masks provided to health facilities, health workers, and communities

3,689,915

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

331,002

disinfectant kits provided to healthcare facilities

$20,702,385

provided in cash and voucher assistance

1,130,832

kids supported with child protection projects

4,613,656

people reached with food assistance

199

global, regional, and national policy changes achieved

751

external engagements, partnering to protect children during the crisis

How to help others affected by COVID-19

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.

Pray for people affected by coronavirus

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Resources

See more stories of World Vision’s coronavirus response

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What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms and how to help

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Family Emergency Kits deliver hope to food-insecure families

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How is coronavirus affecting sponsored children?

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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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Prayers for people affected by the new coronavirus

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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.