Create a World where Children Can Be Safe From Disasters
War, political instability, and natural disasters like storms and COVID-19 upend lives.
The world’s disasters are increasing, exacerbated by global crises.
The Survival Fund helps child survivors and their families in the aftermath of disasters as well as communities that are exceptionally prone to disasters before they strike.
GLOBAL HUNGER RESPONSE
There’s enough food to go around the world, yet it does not reach every child. The number of children dying from hunger has declined every decade since the 80s. Now it’s back on the rise with spiraling food costs. Children are bearing the brunt of an unequal global food system further exacerbated by conflict and climate change. You can make way for a world where there’s enough on every child’s plate. We are supporting children, families, and communities struck by conflict in Myanmar, as well as those in Africa especially in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Ethiopia who are facing the looming threat of famine. Your support to the Global Hunger Response will provide children and their families with:
- Access to food (e.g. school lunches, emergency meals)
- Emergency health and nutrition services (i.e. nutrition screening and lifesaving medicines)
- Protection and resilience-building activities (i.e. seeds and agricultural inputs for kitchen gardens) etc.
MIDDLE EAST CRISIS RESPONSE
The ongoing crisis in the Middle East is having an unprecedented impact on children in the region. World Vision is responding to the emergency needs of the most vulnerable children and families in the West Bank and Lebanon, where the escalation of violence has led to casualties, damage to schools and homes, the disruption of education, and displacement. We will adapt and scale up our emergency response as the situation evolves, always targeting areas of greatest need and maintaining a focus on children. You can help children and families caught in the crossfire of this conflict by:
- Providing rapid emergency supplies to help families replace essential items after losing their homes, including clothing as winter approaches
- Providing essential items to displaced families, including food, hygiene kits, and mattresses
- Providing psychosocial support to children experiencing anxiety and distress due to the escalation of violence, and equipping parents to support their children's emotional needs
- Preparing communities for emergencies with critical supplies, such as first aid kits and fire extinguishers, as well as training in disaster risk reduction
- Constructing and rehabilitating safe community spaces where interventions for the well-being of children and caregivers can take place
- Educational materials for children whose education has been disrupted by displacement
We work with communities to fight climate change to combat natural disasters as well as develop disaster preparedness plans that map out local threats and identify how to save lives and protect property.
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.
We help families stabilise in the long-term by establishing permanent housing, sustainable clean water, food security, access to quality education and healthcare, and recovery loans to rebuild livelihoods and restore children's sense of security.
Your monthly giving will ensure that children can receive timely aid in times of disasters.
World Vision works in hardest-to-reach places, responding with life-saving speed when disaster strikes.