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.

<h4>Turkiye-Syria earthquake</h4>

Turkiye-Syria earthquake

On 6 February, a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Türkiye and Syria. Thousands have been injured and the death toll is now in the tens of thousands. Traumatised children have been left homeless, without food, water and other essentials, in the middle of a harsh winter.

You can help provide life-saving essentials like shelter, warmth, water, child protection, medical care and more.

<h4>Ukraine Crisis</h4>

Ukraine Crisis

Children and their families are facing days and nights of terror and uncertainty. We need you to support those affected, as the violence takes its toll on children’s physical and mental health, facing the loss of loved ones and destruction of their homes.

You can provide urgent supplies to children and their families fleeing for their lives.

<h4>World Food Programme</h4>

World Food Programme

Millions of children are caught in the grip of a global hunger crisis caused by conflict, climate change and the fall-out of COVID-19. Every $1 you give now to stop hunger will multiply to $20 thanks to our partnership with the World Food Programme.

<h4>Tigray Crisis Appeal</h4>

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.

<h4>Syrian Crisis</h4>

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.

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

Every $1 you donate will provide $6 of urgent life-changing support to children whose lives are on the line, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations.


Give the gift of life-saving Emergency Relief!


$35 to buy an emergency medical kit
First aid in times of crisis. This gift can help bind a child’s wounds in the wake of a crisis or sudden disaster. The emergency medical kit includes things like antiseptic, bandages and band-aids to treat cuts and prevent infections.


$60 to give emergency food
You can help feed hungry kids and increase their chances of survival with this gift of nutritious food. And because we partner with the World Food Programme, your gift will multiply 22 times!


$100 to kit out an emergency shelter
Your gift will be a beacon of hope for a family. Your support will kit out their emergency shelter with essentials like towels, hygiene items and cooking materials and practical help when it's needed most.


$250 to give an emergency relief bundle
Gift a crucial lifeline to families caught in a crisis. This bundle includes a Water Filter, Emergency Food, Kit for Emergency Shelter and an Emergency Medical Kit to help a family survive.



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 2021, 84.4% 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.