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Matthew 25: Prayer for refugees

God is with people who have been forced to flee their home. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

From the Field

Top 10 disasters of 2023

In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters in 59 countries, helping more than 35.8 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2023. In the United States alone, our programs also supported over 93,700 people during 15 emergencies.

From the Field

In photos: 23 moments to remember

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.

Prayers

Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict zones

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.

From the Field

Nepal earthquakes: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

A powerful earthquake devastated the western region of Jajarkot in Nepal, resulting in the tragic loss of at least 150 lives and leaving dozens injured. The seismic impact not only shook buildings in neighboring New Delhi, India, but also reverberated in the capital, Kathmandu, over 300 miles away. Learn how World Vision is responding to affected communities.

From the Field

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.