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Explore World Vision’s disaster responses

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.

From the Field

What is a refugee?

The number of refugees globally has surpassed 36 million, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but also for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Explore the challenges faced by refugees and find out more about the global refugee crisis.

Wildfires: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Wildfires affect many parts of the U.S. and the world and are capable of decimating landscapes and upending lives and communities. Learn about the causes and effects of wildfires. Explore resources to prepare for unexpected wildfires. Discover how World Vision reaches communities impacted by wildfires and other disasters, and find out ways to help.

Special Features

Uprooted: A gallery of global displacement

Join us in observing World Refugee Day on June 20 with a journey through photos honoring children and families affected by forced displacement worldwide. This virtual exhibition, featuring powerful still images by World Vision photographers and partners, offers a poignant glimpse into the struggles of displaced people while showcasing some of the ways World Vision has come alongside them to show God’s love in their time of need.

From the Field

Sudan crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

Since the escalation of conflict on April 15, 2023, Sudan has faced a severe humanitarian crisis with thousands of lives lost, over 8 million displaced, and nearly 4 million children uprooted — the largest number of children displaced globally. Escalating violence compounds the existing hunger crisis, endangering millions more. Explore key crisis facts and how World Vision is responding to support impacted children, their families, and communities.

From the Field

Africa hunger crisis: Facts, FAQs, how to help

Discover the severity of Africa’s hunger crisis, exacerbated by global conflicts and extreme weather challenges. Learn how millions are at risk of hunger due to the compounded effects of the war in Ukraine, regional conflicts, extreme weather, and the lingering impacts of COVID-19.

From the Field

Lesser-known crises and World Vision’s impact

When it comes to disaster response, World Vision stands at the forefront, responding swiftly to crises, both major and lesser-known, that impact vulnerable communities globally. From aiding displaced children in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to supporting millions affected by Amazon droughts and helping families in Sri Lanka’s internal upheaval, our commitment extends beyond the headline-making disasters. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we respond with life-saving essentials to all types of disasters and equip vulnerable children, families, and communities with long-term solutions.