Emergencies

  1. Local people help World Vision staff prepare for food aid distribution.
  2. Born in the wake of floods, Sabrun faces a difficult first year.
  3. Zuha comes to this Child Friendly Space eager to resume her lessons.
  4. Roya lost her cousin, aunt and uncle when an earthquake destroyed their home.
  5. Families leave a World Vision nutrition centre in Darfur with a week’s food supply.
  6. The Asian tsunami devastated coastal communities in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
  7. In Lebanon, massive destruction faced civilians returning home after conflict in 2006.
  8. Saunda and her brother wait patiently as their mother cooks a meal using relief rations.
  9. A cyclone destroyed their home, so Mahima and family have built a makeshift shelter.
  10. Confused and scared, a young earthquake survivor is comforted by her dad.

Wherever and whenever they happen, World Vision is poised to provide on-the-spot assistance to those affected by disasters and emergencies – whether natural or man-made. Our involvement lasts longer than the headlines as we deliver lasting solutions.

How you can help:

Donate to the Disaster Ready fund

World Vision and emergencies

When emergencies occur, no matter where or why, World Vision’s response needs to be as measured as it is rapid.

What World Vision does in an emergency

Different types of emergencies

How do we judge what's needed in an emergency?

Who emergencies affect

Current appeals

Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Donate to the West Africa Ebola Outbreak Appeal

Donate to the South Sudan Crisis Appeal.

Responding to conflict in Gaza with Disaster Relief.

The UN says the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the biggest humanitarian appeal ever. Find out more.


Past emergencies

Read about World Vision's response to past emergencies - and how your donations assisted those most in need.

View more past emergencies

Let's talk about it

Your vision

Jane Keany
May 01, 2015

"I wonder if Tim Costello could act as co-ordinator of the rescue/rebuilding work, on behalf of the Nepalese Government?"

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margaret edwards
May 01, 2015

"What a powerful and informative interview with Tim Costello on 7.30 report tonight. Tim, you are a wonderful man! We hope our donation can help in even a small way ..."

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Josie Bharat
May 01, 2015

"My hope is that we can help the people of Nepal to heal and rebuild their lives and communities, after the loss of loved ones and their homes. "

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