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In the middle of a crisis, it is children who suffer most. World Vision stands ready to protect them by delivering crucial assistance within 24 to 72 hours of a disaster. When Metro Manila struck by the most devastating Typhoon Ondoy World Vision was able to begin distributing life-saving relief supplies within hours. Your gift to World Vision's Disaster Response Fund will help us prepare for and respond to disasters around the world.
Our staff, spread across nearly 34 provinces and 22 cities, is committed to helping children and families rebuild their lives and communities after a disaster. World Vision as a global relief organization responded to dozens of humanitarian emergencies around the world, including:
- The deadly typhoon in the Philippines
- The crippling tsunami and nuclear breakdown in Japan
- The cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe
- A massive earthquake in Indonesia
- Severe flooding in India
- An ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa
For the past years, World Vision in the Philippines has responded to numerous calamities and disasters in the country, including:
- The tragic typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Agusan del Sur, December 2012
- The damaging typhoon Quiel in Isabela and Cagayan, October 2011
- The harsh typhoon Pedring in Northern Luzon, September 2011
- The unexpected typhoon Megi in Isabela, October 2010
- The destructive typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) in Metro Manila, October 2009
- The Mindanao flashfloods in Misamis Oriental, January 2009
- The catastrophic Typhoon Frank in Western Visayas, June 2008
- The disastrous Typhoon Reming that hit the Bicol Region in December 2006
- The Mayon Volcanic eruption in August 2006
The tragic Quezon flashfloods in December 2004
Mobile solutions benefit Pablo-hit families by wv-bang, Fri, 03/15/2013 - 13:35
World Vision adapts Last Mile Mobile Solutions to fast track delivery of aid in Pablo recovery areas promoting efficiency, effectiveness and accountability in service delivery of aid
Now it only takes an ID scan to claim relief supplies for thousands of World Vision-assisted families in Pablo-hit areas under its Food Assistance Pilot Project (FAPP)
World Vision conducts disaster risk reduction workshops for children by wv-bang, Tue, 02/12/2013 - 08:03
Every year, there are around 20 typhoons that hit the Philippines. Last year, Typhoon Pablo alone damaged millions of properties and ruined thousands of lives. Indeed, typhoons are voracious enough to leave victims at the brink of their vulnerability— most especially children.
“Many houses in our village are made of light materials, so when the storm or flood comes, they are easily destroyed,"
Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo) Emergency Response Updates by wv-bang, Mon, 02/04/2013 - 06:42
As we enter 2013, massive challenges lay ahead as World Vision resumes relief work in the hardest-hit areas of Compostela Valley, Agusan del Sur and Davao Oriental. More resources are needed to assist the 27,500 target families
Urgent needs are shelter, water, food and non-food items, hygiene kits and psychosocial support for survivors especially children.
Floods anew in Pablo-hit areas: World Vision relief teams face massive challenges by wv-bang, Wed, 01/23/2013 - 02:59
Relief operations are hampered as Pablo-affected areas in Mindanao experience continuous heavy downpour induced by the cold front. Weather authorities warn the public to keep alert on flashfloods and mudslides in Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental,
Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur, which experience worsening floods due to overflowing rivers and waterways.
Davao floods hit 5000 families, pose relief challenges in Compostela Valley by wv-bang, Mon, 01/21/2013 - 09:44
Days of heavy downpour have caused serious flooding in Davao City when Davao river overflowed affecting riverside and low-lying communities over the weekend. Over 5,000 affected families were evacuated to safety with one casualty recorded.
World Vision staff Dexter Mancao was trapped inside his home
World Vision resumes Pablo emergency response in Southern Philippines by wv-bang, Thu, 01/10/2013 - 08:38
As heavy rains open the year in Southern Philippines, World Vision relief teams resume emergency response with massive challenges in Pablo-hit areas. More resources are urgently needed for long
term rehabilitation and recovery of ravaged areas in Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur provinces in Mindanao.
World Vision scales up response, creates safe spaces for Pablo’s youngest survivors by wv-bang, Sat, 12/15/2012 - 05:41
Child-focused relief organization, World Vision kicks-off its Child Friendly Space (CFS) in New Bataan, Compostela Valley to complement ongoing relief distributions a week after Pablo hit the
Southern Philippines. 2,000 affected children are expected to participate in Child Friendly Space in Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur in Mindanao.
One week on: World Vision steps up first wave of relief distribution in Pablo-hit areas in Mindanao by wv-bang, Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:35
A week since Bopha battered Mindanao in Southern Philippines; World Vision speeds up relief operations particularly in Compostela Valley and Agusan del Sur, two of the
hardest-hit provinces in Mindanao. Hundreds of displaced families in Compostela Valley are still staying in cramped evacuation centers
World Vision continues to help Typhoon Pablo survivors Help us to give aid to 10,000 affected families! by wv-bang, Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:04
After Typhoon Pablo left parts of Mindanao in chaos, World Vision has already distributed relief packs to 2000 families in Compostela Valley.
These packs, which can help sustain a family’s basic need for two weeks include safe drinking water, ready-to-eat food items and rice, blankets, and medicines, among others.
Typhoon Pablo death toll reaches 418, hundreds more missing: World Vision moves to assist 8,000 families in northern Mindanao by wv-bang, Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:30
Following the conduct of joint rapid assessments with local disaster authorities, World Vision shifts gear to bring relief assistance to at least 8,000 families in the typhoon-stricken areas of Compostela
Valley and Agusan del sur. The humanitarian agency's Mindanao Response Manager Beth Delgado said, "World Vision will initially be providing much needed food and non-food items like blankets
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