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COVID-19 Response

Across the globe, World Vision teams are working to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce its impact on communities already dealing with things like poverty and conflict. We've already exceeded our initial goal of reaching 72 million people, and we continue to implement programmes to help the most vulnerable children and their families. 

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Millions of people - refugees, the displaced, and the poor - are at risk as COVID-19 sweeps across the world. World Vision staff are hard at work partnering to defeat the pandemic.

Coronavirus Health Crisis

A global pandemic requires a global response. At World Vision, we are united across every operational area, programme, and office.


For the past 70 years, when disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support: COVID-19 is no different.

We are responding in every country where we work in one form or another. Our global COVID-19 Response, has already exceeded our initial goal to provide targeted support to least 72 million vulnerable, and we're continuing to focus on families facing pre-existing vulnerability and fragility, where children are most at risk - conflict affected contexts, urban slums, and refugee settings.

The devastating aftershocks of the crisis are putting at least 30 million children’s lives at risk while 85 million children are more likely to experience violence. We urgently need to address both the direct health impacts of the virus and the indirect impacts brought about by viral containment measures and fall-out from the pandemic.

In every country and community where we work, we are committed to both limiting the spread of COVID-19 and also reducing its impact (physical, emotional, and economical) on vulnerable children their families by:

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Our Impact
81,439,346 people reached by field programmes

See how our efforts are helping us: 

Limit the spread of COVID-19. Strengthen health systems and workers. Support children affected by COVID-19. Ensure the most vulnerable children are protected.

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Empowering communities during COVID-19
Calling the shots

In the last two years, we've exceeded our initial aim of reaching 72 million people. We've surpassed our goal of raising US$350 million, and prioritised the world's most vulnerable children and their families as they've faced COVID-19. But we're not done yet. Hundred of millions of children have been made much more vulnerable by the pandemic’s indirect impacts. We're continuing to respond to COVID-19 itself and the challenges that have come with it.

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COVID-19 Aftershocks
Deadly Waves: Multiple waves of COVID-19 threatens millions of lives if leaders fail to prioritise vulnerable people

As many countries begin to ease lockdowns and reopen their economies and schools, they face potentially new waves of COVID-19 if effective steps are not taken to tackle the disease everywhere. This report looks at the findings of surveys, historical trends of pandemics and what a second wave of COVID-19 may look like as well as providing recommendations to prevent or mitigate additional waves.