Everyone needs help in times of crisis.

Through the Every Last One campaign, our goal in 2016 was to provide hope, urgent relief, and care for 16 million people impacted by disasters and humanitarian crises by 2022. By the power of God and the support of our donors and partners, we exceeded our goal — reaching 16.1 million people!

Join us now, as we begin our 2030 plan to support 70 million people affected by emergencies and humanitarian crises internationally.

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The need

War, political instability, and natural disasters like storms and COVID-19 upend lives. Yet, whatever the cause, humanitarian crises always hit vulnerable kids the hardest.

The Ukraine crisis is fueling the perfect storm for the already challenging food insecurity issues around the world as Ukraine and Russia provide 30% of the world's grains.

45 million people in 37 countries face starvation. Due to conflict, rising costs, extreme weather, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of people around the globe are threatened by hunger and starvation.

Children account for an estimated 22 million of the 45 million people facing starvation today. That number is equal to the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and Philadelphia.

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Our response

When disaster strikes, we are on the ground, quickly providing immediate support — and we stay to help children, families, and communities rebuild for the future.

BEFORE. Before emergencies happen, we work with communities to develop disaster preparedness plans that map out local threats and identify how to save lives and protect property — increasing families’ readiness and resilience.

DURING. When a crisis hits, our global staff activate pre-established logistical assessments, plans, programming standards, and pre-positioned supplies from warehouses strategically located worldwide to help children and families get the support they need.

AFTER. After the initial response, we work with communities over the long term to establish 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.

Our impact

World Vision is the largest implementing partner of the World Food Programme, which won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for "its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as an added weapon of war.

We’re distinctively capable of responding quickly, collaboratively, and holistically to virtually any emergency anywhere. Our local staff in nearly 100 countries, our Global Rapid Response Team, and our strategically located pre-positioning warehouses around the globe mean we’re able to respond to disasters within 24 to 72 hours, delivering food, water and sanitation solutions, relief supplies, and shelter.


Responded to 59 disasters and humanitarian emergencies in 2022.


Assisted nearly 28 million people - including 14.3 million children in 2022.


932,879 people in Ethiopia benefited from quality curative and preventive emergency healthcare and COVID-prevention services.


More than $29 million in private gifts from U.S. donors mobilized nearly $12.6 million in grants in 2022.


In Brazil, we reached 31,190 people with food baskets, mineral water, hygiene and cleaning kits, educational supplies, multipurpose vouchers, and mattresses.

Our partners

We are blessed to partner with hundreds of Christian philanthropists and couldn’t do this work without them. And we’re able to reach more people because of our highly collaborative local and global partnerships within private and public sectors.

David Beasley, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

“With all of the conflict in the world resulting in brokenness and hunger, it’s great to have a partner like World Vision who clearly understands that there’s nothing more powerful than loving your neighbor as yourself.”

Pat and Lyne Williams

“God is using World Vision to help families when disaster strikes. We've seen it, and it's powerful. Hurting children are helped. Doors are opened to difficult places. Hope is restored.”

Our team of experts

Mark Smith Mark Smith
Senior Director, Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs