Emergencies

World Vision Youth Canada

When you’re poor, any financial blow can be crushing. This is never truer than in a disaster situation. The poor are the most vulnerable and usually have the least resources to cope and recover without help. Children are in the middle of these disasters and are the most vulnerable in any community.

When a disaster hits, whether suddenly like an earthquake or more slowly like food shortages due to drought, we respond to the needs of affected communities in many ways.

Some of these are:

  • Food and other necessities
  • Providing access to clean water, sanitation and health care
  • Ensuring that children are as safe as possible and have a place to play
  • Providing emergency health care to help people who are sick or injured in the wake of a disaster
  • Finding longer-term funding sources to help communities recover

On top of this, we engage people like you and government on disaster-related issues.

World Vision Youth Canada - Emergencies
World Vision Youth Canada - Emergencies

How World Vision is Responding in the Philippines

In the wake of one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit land, World Vision has launched a massive response. We are helping victims by providing life-saving essentials like food, clean water and much more.

Your support will help bring vital relief to children and families impacted by Typhoon Haiyan by providing lifesaving essentials and supplies like food, blankets, household supplies, hygiene kits, shelter and clean drinking water.

Click here to donate to emergency relief in the Philippines.

World Vision Youth Canada - Emergencies
World Vision Youth Canada - Emergencies

How World Vision is responding in Syria

In Lebanon, World Vision is assisting more than 94,000 Syrian refugees. Help includes provision of food vouchers, hygiene kits, and projects to improve access to clean water and sanitation.

World Vision runs Child-Friendly Spaces — safe areas where children can learn, engage in fun activities, and recover from emotional scars.

In Jordan, World Vision is setting up water and sanitation facilities for 30,000 refugees in the new camp at Azraq.

Learn more: Check out our continued coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Donate: Click here to make a contribution to World Vision’s relief efforts in Syria.