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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Help children caught in the crossfire

Violence in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel is escalating. Innocent children are facing days and nights of fear and uncertainty. Thousands of people have already been killed, thousands more have been injured and hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee from their homes.

We're working in the West Bank area to meet people’s most urgent needs. Donate now to help provide emergency supplies.

<h4>Afghanistan Earthquakes</h4>

Afghanistan Earthquakes

Afghanistan is suffering from the effects of four major earthquakes. These earthquakes worsen an already dire situation in Afghanistan. After decades of conflict, millions of children are in need of your support. You can provide essentials like emergency food, water, medical treatment, and shelter as cold weather looms.

Donate now to provide life-saving essentials to children in need.

<h4>Turkiye-Syria Earthquake</h4>

Turkiye-Syria Earthquake

In February, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Türkiye and Syria. Thousands were injured and the death toll is in the tens of thousands. Children were left homeless, without food, water and other essentials. Help provide life-saving support to children in need.

<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 their physical and mental health. You can provide urgent supplies to children and families now.

<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.

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!


$100 to buy emergency supplies
Your gift will go to a family who has been forced to flee their home by violent conflict, famine, war, or natural disasters. You will provide emergency essentials like blankets, hygiene items and cooking materials.


$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 provide emergency shelter
Life can change in an instant. You can gift a crucial lifeline to children in the world's toughest places. Help children survive by creating and equipping a safe space where they can seek shelter.


$100 to where it's needed most
Help provide a child, family or community with what they need most right now. Your gift could help in an emergency, protect kids from violence, or save girls from child marriage and help them get back to school.



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.