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.
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Natural disasters, political upheaval and civil conflict - emergencies can arise out of a variety of circumstances. In all of them, survivors - many of them children - can be left stranded and in urgent need of relief.
World Vision frequently responds to emergencies caused by natural disasters. Natural disasters happen everywhere, and they have no bias towards the rich or the poor. But when poor communities get hit, they get hit harder, and they stay down longer.
Floods, droughts, earthquakes, hurricanes and fires have plagued us throughout history. But lately they've been occurring more often, and they've been hitting harder. These changes aren't random: humans are playing their part.
Thanks to the generosity of countless Australians, World Vision can respond rapidly and effectively to emergencies wherever they occur and whatever their dimensions. Take a look at where we've been helping emergency survivors get back on their feet in recent years.
When emergencies occur, no matter where or why, World Vision’s response needs to be as measured as it is rapid.
For World Vision to remain on perpetual stand-by - ready to respond when disaster strikes poor communities - we need to keep our Emergency and Preparedness Fund in a sound financial position.
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