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Latest press releases
09/18/2008Hurricane Ike: World Vision delivers relief supplies as desperation grows
09/18/2008Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, World Vision deliver aid to Haiti ...
09/18/2008Billions must be spent to protect Asia Pacific’s coastal poor

Effective relief requires experience and global reach


The impact of major disasters has increased thirteen-fold in the last 50 years. Global weather trends and increasing political upheavals indicate that the needs will continue to grow. Immediate emergency response, disaster mitigation and a commitment to long-term rebuilding are critical. World Vision is on the ground in some 100 countriesand responded to 80 emergencies last year. Read more...

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When disaster strikes, contact us for expert interviews, photos, b-roll and other resources.



In Bangladesh, more than 43,000 people living in seven of World Vision’s program areas have been made homeless or had their homes badly damaged by Cyclone Sidr. Photos by Ferdaus Daud Haider/
World Vision


World Vision runs Child-Friendly Spaces in Darfur, Sudan to provide a safe place for displaced children to play and learn.
photo by Jon Warren/World Vision


Ongoing sectarian violence within Iraq has forced 2 million Iraqis to flee. Hadi, 12, fled Iraq with his family because militants threatened to kill his father. They now live in a one-room apartment in Jordan.
photo by Brian Jonson/World Vision

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