The Syrian refugee crisis remains the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time, with approximately 16.7 million Syrians needing humanitarian aid in 2023. That’s more than half of the country’s population.
The global water crisis is far-reaching, as 703 million people lack access to clean water. Explore this critical topic through powerful photos and videos captured by World Vision communicators, and learn how World Vision is responding.
There’s nothing more essential than access to clean water, yet a global water crisis means people are struggling to get the quantity and quality of water they need. As the leading nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision plans to reach 30 million people with clean water between 2023 and 2030.
The coronavirus pandemic and its respiratory disease, COVID-19, has profoundly and widely impacted the world since it emerged in late 2019. Beyond its health implications, the pandemic continues to pose a threat to the progress in reducing global poverty and income inequalities. Particularly concerning is the potential long-term impact on the next generation of children. Learn more about the pandemic and how World Vision has responded worldwide.
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023. Discover the impact of the disaster and learn how World Vision responded to support those affected in both countries. Stay informed and help make a difference in the lives of those impacted by the devastating earthquake.
In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.
In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.
Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.