World Vision staff member sits with survivor in the Philippines following the typhon

We are responsive

We respond. And we stay.

When disaster strikes we are on the ground quickly providing immediate support; but we also stay for the long term, rebuilding lives for children, families and their communities. From the Korean war in the 1950s to Cyclone Idai and the Syria crisis this year, we have been responding to humanitarian emergencies for more than 70 years.

Today, there are more than double the number of emergencies there were ten years ago; more than 130 million people in need of humanitarian assistance just to survive, and over half of them are children. The nature of emergencies is changing too. Conflict is more vicious, complex and unpredictable. Climate change is unleashing natural disasters faster, for longer and with longer-lasting consequences for children and their families. The needs are greater, the gap in available funding is growing and the calls on to respond have never been greater.

Preparing, responding, and helping communities recover.

There is hope. With the support of our partners across the world, we are in a better position to respond the pressing and ever-changing needs of children than we have ever been. From conflict to cyclones, last year World Vision helped more than 30 million people affected by emergencies.

Before, during and after emergencies, we are there. And we stay.

We help children and their families build resilience so that when disaster strikes, they are better able to cope. When an emergency hits, our presence on the ground, our relief stocks, our readiness to respond, means we are often the first to reach children. And we are in it for the long haul.