Global Emergency Response Fund
Everyone deserves help and hope in times of crisis. A humanitarian crisis delivers the heaviest blow to the most vulnerable — especially children — often in the world’s toughest places. In the wake of disasters, World Vision swiftly responds first...More Details
Everyone deserves help and hope in times of crisis.
A humanitarian crisis delivers the heaviest blow to the most vulnerable — especially children — often in the world’s toughest places. In the wake of disasters, World Vision swiftly responds first to immediate needs, then stays for the long run to help communities rebuild.
Each year, natural disasters, civil conflict, and other long-term challenges upend the lives of millions of people. Over recent years, the world has seen an average of 367 natural disasters a year, affecting more than 150 million people a year (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction). To put this in perspective, this figure exceeds the combined populations of California, Texas, Florida, and New York.
In addition, approximately 100 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced because of persecution, conflict, violence, and human rights violations. We are witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
Our responses are always tailored to the specific needs of the impacted community, but our priorities typically include:
- Rapid emergency assistance: Providing relief supplies, food, clean water, emergency shelter, blankets, and emergency health services.
- Women, youth, and children: Prioritizing the needs of these vulnerable groups, including providing safe places where children can play and learn.
- Long-term needs: Providing food; healthcare; education; protection; water, sanitation, and hygiene; and vouchers or cash to pay for services and essentials.
- Advocacy: Advocating for people impacted by disasters and empowering them to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and their devastating impact on everyday life.
In situations where we are invested in long-term recovery, we address areas such as: disaster risk reduction, social cohesion/peace-building, vocational training, income generation, and restoration of livelihoods and infrastructure. In doing so, people are equipped to rebuild their lives and communities in ways that equip them to withstand future disasters and challenges.
With your help, World Vision plans to support 70 million people affected by emergencies and humanitarian crises internationally by 2030. Thank you for prayerfully considering partnering with us in this life-saving work by making a gift to the Global Emergency Response Fund. Your gift to the Global Emergency Response Fund, combined in part with public grants, will multiply 4X in impact!
“I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.” —Jeremiah 31:13 (NIV)
At World Vision, stewardship is an integral part of everything we do. In rare cases where donations exceed what is needed, or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision will redirect funds to similar activities to help children and families in need.
The multiplying effect from grants and donated goods may change throughout the year on identical or similar offers due to variations in the start and end dates of donor grants and our programs.