In 2016, our disaster response teams acted rapidly in 19 major global emergencies, bringing life-saving aid and protection to children.
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Our Global Rapid Response Team brings together international disaster relief experts from around the world. They are deployed within hours of a major emergency to support local teams and communities.
The team includes specialists in health and nutrition, human resources, finance, logistics, security, food aid, child protection, information technology, and communications. They all work as a team to provide effective aid.
In a large-scale response, World Vision collaborates with the United Nations and other local aid agencies. This collaboration maximizes the effectiveness of the response, helping ensure all needs are met while reducing duplication of efforts.
While disaster relief is critical for saving lives, it’s not enough. Communities need to rebuild – emotionally, physically and practically. This is complicated when large-scale disasters can leave hundreds of thousands of people homeless and vulnerable.
World Vision is the “last out” of a community, meaning we walk with people for the long haul. We help survivors recover and rebuild. This means helping with permanent housing, clean water systems, sustainable sources of food, access to education and re-established livelihoods. Sometimes, these things can be rebuilt from existing infrastructure. In other cases, they must be created all over again.
Our global pre-positioning resource network ensures that World Vision is always prepared to respond to any disaster, anywhere in the world. The team pre-positions the supplies and develops preparedness plans, programming standards, logistic assessments and logistic plans.
The supplies are ready to go in seven different warehouses, strategically located around the world. These relief supplies are ready for up to 225,000 beneficiaries at any time. This helps ensure our ability to reach survivors with emergency supplies as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Currently, we have identified seven fragile countries for our focus: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. In these contexts, we provide emergency relief that includes things like:
At the very onset of a crisis, World Vision mobilizes to provide emergency relief.
Your help to provide emergency food, water, medicine, shelter and other supplies to children and families will bring much needed hope and quick relief during extreme hardship.
Protect and provide for children living in unstable, dangerous countries.
Provide life-saving essentials such as nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, shelter and basic household items and more.
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