Relief and Rehabilitation

Global climate change has led to frequent and more severe natural disasters in many places. The destruction and harm it brings often has lasting impact on families and children, and causes the loss of health and lives.  According to a report by the Ministry of Emergency Management, there were 33 times of heavy rainfall in the country in 2020, with an average precipitation of 689.2 mm. This is 11.2% above the average and the third highest rainfall since 1961. The State Council also focuses on disaster risks and threats. This is reflected in the Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Promoting Rural Revitalization and Accelerating Agricultural and Rural Modernization issued in 2021, which emphasizes on “(24)... to strengthen the emergency management and fire safety systems at the county, township and village levels, effectively implement risk assessments, monitoring and early warnings, and emergency responses to events such as natural disasters, public health, and hidden safety hazards”.

World Vision works with communities to counter the threat of climate change. We equip families, children and communities in disaster prevention and mitigation, this includes assessing disaster risk and planning action plans together with them. We support trainings about disaster, escape and self-rescue. We also help them establish emergency warning mechanisms that consist of designing emergency plans, issuing early warnings, conducting drills, providing equipment and teaching them how to handle and maintain these equipment. Community members and children who participate can then share the impact of this program, and pass on the knowledge they have gained to their peers.

Our Approach

  • Distribute relief aid: We provide food, education material, daily necessities, hygiene kits, shelter and other relief items to those affected by disaster.  
  • Psychosocial support activities: We work with reputable technical experts to organize and carry out psychosocial support activities for children, adults and relief workers, to support their well-being and ability to cope with stress.
  • Early recovery and rehabilitation: We support livelihood recovery, as well as the reconstruction of school facilities, houses and infrastructure.
  • Disaster preparedness: We integrate disaster preparedness into our long term development work, encourage community participation and equip parents, caregivers, children and vulnerable groups to respond to disasters.
  • Disaster prevention and mitigation: We support work to clear land for afforestation, plant grass to control erosion, construct ditches, river embankment and other water conservancy projects, carry out school and community-oriented disaster prevention and mitigations programs such as drills, raise awareness and install suitable equipment in schools. 

Disasters that World Vision has responded to in 2017 – 2022:

This year, World Vision organized training, nurtured and supported local social organizations to provide communities and families with knowledge and skills in disaster risk reduction; assisted communities in enhancing their disaster preparedness by forming volunteer teams, drawing community risk maps, organizing drills and updating their emergency response plans; and carried out a series of activities for children, such as earthquake simulation, visits to fire brigade stations, wilderness survival, and firstaid skills, to raise children and their families' disaster awareness and self-protection capabilities. These activities mobilized the participation of social organizations, communities, and families to create a safer environment.

In 2023, World Vision conducted disaster risk reduction capacity-building in Jiangxi and Tianjin, helping 34,990 people enhance their disaster prevention and mitigation capabilities.

  • 26 local NGOs trained in disaster risk reduction.
  • 10 communities conducted drills and updated their disaster preparedness plans.
  • 375 children and 508 parents and caregivers trained in disaster preparedness and selfprotection.

OUR Projects