Emergency Relief

World Vision works in the hard places, responding with life-saving speed when disaster strikes. Your support helps bring immediate disaster relief and supplies, and long-term recovery so people can rebuild their lives.

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COVID-19 crisis

Vulnerable children and communities need your support to survive this new and deadly phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We urgently need your help to provide access to clean water, set up hand-washing stations, continue to deliver life-saving food aid, support healthcare workers, distribute protective kits and promote safe hygiene practices.

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World Food Programme

34 million people worldwide - half of them children - face aching hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation because of the compounding impact of poverty, conflict, climate change and COVID-19.

You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation through our partnership with the World Food Programme.

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Syrian Crisis

All that most Syrian children know is a life of war. The brutal and violent conflict has been raging on in Syria for ten years. Children have lost their homes, loved ones and everything familiar to them. We need your help to save lives and protect children.

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Tigray Crisis Appeal

Children in northern Ethiopia urgently need you. They are caught in the middle of a deadly conflict and food is running out. With your support, we can provide children and families with urgently needed life-saving essentials such as food, water, and shelter.

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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Violence against Rohingya communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State has forced over 940,000 people, including over 500,000 children, to flee their homes to refugees camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

Your support helps bring life-saving disaster relief and supplies.


Please join us at World Vision in praying for the people of Haiti today.

As the people of Haiti are grappling with the devastating impact of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on Sunday 16th August, please join us in prayer.

Pray for the rescue of those still trapped in the rubble. Pray for families grieving the loss of their mums, dads, brothers, and sisters. Pray for communities faced with the reality of rebuilding their lives from what little is left. Pray for Haiti with us today. 

World Vision is extremely concerned for children in Afghanistan. Young and adolescent girls and boys experience conflict and instability, displacement and multidimensional poverty distinctly and disproportionately. The current situation has impacted children greatly, compounding the child protection risks associated with the ongoing drought, internal displacement, COVID-19, and food and water insecurity. 

World Vision is working alongside our partners to ensure children are protected and spared the consequences of conflict and instability.

On Sunday 16th of August 2021, a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. A country that is already struggling with poverty, civil unrest, and the deadly impacts of COVID-19. The earthquake has left the people of Haiti in despair. Homes, churches, and schools have been flattened. There are reports coming through of hospitals being overwhelmed. Thousands are feared dead.  

Generous Kiwis like you supported the most vulnerable people in Haiti when the last earthquake struck, taking the lives of more than 200,000.

Since then, World Vision's global team have been working to help Haitians rebuild their lives. Right now, World Vision's expert emergency response team is on the ground assessing the damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck on Sunday 16th August to determine what action is needed to help those in urgent need.

Ongoing conflict and instability have caused disruptions to World Vision Afghanistan's operations and delays in project implementation. Drought, displacement, conflict, and COVID-19 have made access to some communities increasingly challenging. 

World Vision Afghanistan is continuously monitoring the situation and engaging remotely with affected populations where possible. We’re also working alongside our partners to ensure we do everything we can to keep children and their families safe.

World Vision Afghanistan reiterates its commitment to the Afghan communities and especially their children. World Vision Afghanistan will continue to remain faithful to this commitment in helping the most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

We have supported them for the past 20 years, and we will continue to remain faithful to this commitment in helping the most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We will continue to help children from all backgrounds, even in the world's most dangerous places.
When disaster strikes, World Vision adopts a “first-in, last-out” approach: We first respond with life-saving emergency aid, and then we stay for the long term to help families recover and rebuild. Within the first couple of hours after a disaster, World Vision staff members closest to the disaster respond with reports on the level of severity and need. 
  • Within 24 to 72 hours of the disaster, our global rapid response team is on the ground, making assessments and beginning to provide emergency relief. 
  • Within 72 hours of the disaster, our pre-positioned relief supplies are loaded up, transported, and distributed from local and international warehouses. 
We then work to continuously distribute emergency aid and relief to residents affected by the disaster. 
Over the following months, we work to help families stabilise by providing assistance with shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection activities, healthcare, and economic opportunities. 
Once communities are back on their feet, we work with them to help ensure that they are better prepared should another disaster strike.
World Vision is an international aid organisation and works alongside refugee communities around the world. Depending on the situation and need, World Vision distribute food, blankets, hygiene kits, winterisation kits, as well as provide clean water, medical care, education and psychological support for refugees who are often in vulnerable situations and facing extreme hardship.  
Having a disaster response fund ready to use, pre-positioning supplies like non-food items, and having staff prepared and trained to respond to emergencies is increasingly important to how we respond to disasters. The global pre-positioning resource network is our designated team that makes sure we’re prepared to respond rapidly 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 that are strategically located all around the world. These relief supplies are ready for up to 225,000 beneficiaries at any time, ensuring that those affected by disasters will have emergency supplies distributed to them quickly and efficiently.

We also work with communities to help them be better prepared should disasters strike, through our disaster preparedness programmes.

We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact.



As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.

In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more.