World Vision's relief kit during an emergency

We Respond

To emergencies and disasters in the most dangerous places

Emergency relief for children

Children’s lives can change in an instant in the wake of war, disasters and humanitarian emergencies. We see how vulnerable they are and how much they need our protection. The need is only growing. Today, there are more than twice the number of emergencies than there were ten years ago. Climate change is unleashing natural disasters faster, for longer and with longer-lasting consequences for children and their families. The needs are greater and so the response must be too.

We have 70 years of experience working in this area. This gives us the learning, infrastructure and global network to help millions of vulnerable children in the world’s most dangerous places - especially in times of unexpected crisis. Thanks to you, when disaster strikes, we're on the ground, quickly providing support. We stay to help rebuild lives for children, families, and communities.

Within 72 hours of a disaster we can deliver lifesaving supplies anywhere in the world - often even sooner. 

Children need your help

Around the world, children are suffering due to events they did not bring about. See how you can support our work.

In 2020, across the world, 27.1 million people assisted through 66 emergency responses

How we respond

We support communities to survive, recover, and rebuild for a better future. 

Help children and families survive and rebuild their lives

This lifesaving work is made possible because generous individuals give to our emergency fund and crisis appeals. This ensures we can respond immediately to disasters and help save more children.

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