Protect kids from threats
like the global hunger crisis

Over 45 million children are dangerously malnourished.

Protect kids from threats like the global hunger crisis

Over 45 million children are dangerously malnourished.

Together we’re making progress

Here are just a few highlights of our impact over the last several years.*

Improved access
to food

11,913,572 people reached with food assistance

Increased access to emergency health and nutrition services

633,072 children treated for severe and moderate acute malnutrition

Improved access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

2,207,286 people reached with access to clean water

*Reporting as of September 2023

Our impact is significant

Our partnerships and commitment to proven solutions set our response apart.

World Vision is the
World Food Programme’s

largest food distribution partner.

Over the last 10 years,

89%

of the severely malnourished children we treated made a full recovery.

World Vision is the

leading non-governmental provider of clean water in the developing world.

Three ways you can help fight global hunger

We’re responding in 28 of the hardest-hit countries, aiming to reach 30 million people with life-saving aid through the largest humanitarian response in our history.

Sponsor a child

Your monthly donation of $39 can help a child in a hunger-affected country to build a stronger future through lasting access to essentials like:

  Nutritious food

   Clean water

   Healthcare

  Education and child protection

   Spiritual nurture

Donate to our crisis response

Your one-time donation or monthly support can provide life-saving resources for kids and families, including things like:

  Emergency food supplies

  Urgent treatment for severely malnourished children

  Training, resources, and access to clean water to help families grow their own food

  Education and support to help moms provide balanced meals

Pray to end global hunger

Your prayers for kids and families affected by the global hunger crisis can work miracles. Please pray for:

  The millions of people facing food shortages and the threat of famine

  Children whose health is suffering due to malnutrition

  Kids to get the food they need to learn, grow, and thrive

  Our local staff and all those working in the toughest areas to respond to this crisis

Real families are experiencing real hunger

Melvina had to make tough decisions due to hunger

Displaced children are forced to weigh the odds of which life-threatening situation they will be subjected to. Sometimes the risk of going out to find food is too dangerous, but the risk of suffering malnutrition is just as worrying.
“I don’t eat every day because my mother has no money.”

Melvina, Central African Republic
Asuntha Charles helps kids facing hunger in Afghanistan

Conflict, economic shocks, rising costs, and lasting pandemic effects continue to drive food insecurity. Sometimes families are faced with impossible choices.
“If you were starving and you knew that selling one of your kids could prevent the others from dying, would you do it?”

Asuntha Charles, Middle East response director for World Vision
Ei from Myanmar

Tens of millions of children and their families are currently confronted with the real-life impacts of acute hunger.
“I feel deeply saddened by the number of children around me who are unable to attend school while struggling to secure their daily meals. For them, going to school is like a golden ticket.”

Ei, Myanmar

Edgar Sandoval Sr., president and CEO of World Vision, visits the hunger-impacted country of Kenya in July 2022.

Hi, we’re World Vision.

We’re a Christian humanitarian organization helping children, families, and their communities overcome poverty and injustice.

High impact


We keep costs down. In 2022, 89% of World Vision’s total operating expenses were used for programs that benefit children, families, and communities in need.

Child focused and community based


We tackle poverty at its roots. Our integrated approach includes water, healthcare, education, child protection, and income generation, so every child can grow into who God created them to be.

Loving


We serve alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves every child we can, of any faith or none.

News and Stories

Prayers

Peace on earth: Pray for people in conflict zones

In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.

From the Field

War in Ukraine: Displacement and refuge

As the war in Ukraine enters another year, World Vision continues to bring global expertise in partnering to support children and their families whose lives have been disrupted since early 2022. Learn more about World Vision’s Child-Friendly Spaces and how they offer educational routine, emotional safety, and a social environment to focus on processing and healing from trauma and grief.