On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Within hours, World Vision launched its largest global emergency response ever in its 70-year history. Working closely with governments, partners, supporters, and communities, World Vision is responding to the impact of COVID-19 in more than 70 countries to limit the spread of the disease and reduce its impact on the world’s most vulnerable children and families.
World Vision’s continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic is more essential than ever. This response plan is itself a response to listening to and learning from communities about the changing dynamics of COVID-19 and its indirect impacts. In phase three of World Vision’s global COVID-19 Response, we will continue to address the immediate and long-term needs of the most vulnerable children and communities, across the rural-urban continuum, in health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), food security and livelihoods, education, and child protection. In addition, we will play a key role is supporting the community-driven and -based creation and acceptance for vaccinations.
- We are expanding our scope in vaccination programming.
- We will integrate but continue to respond with agility.
- We will strive to target the most vulnerable.
- We will increase our focus on evidence and impact.