World Humanitarian Day is held every year on Aug. 19 to celebrate aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. Learn about a World Vision worker’s experience in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.
In developing countries, children with disabilities are often unable to attend school, play outside, communicate, be included in the community, or get access to specialized resources and care. They can become isolated, lonely, and may have little hope for the future.
World Vision seeks to address these barriers by ensuring children have equal access to healthcare and educational opportunities, helping children have a voice in community affairs, and training their parents and community leaders to help eliminate stigma toward children with disabilities.
More than half of the world’s children experience some form of violence every year. World Vision protects children and looks out for their well-being by ensuring communities and faith leaders are actively working to identify and support children in need; advocating for children’s rights; and providing for immediate needs, such as emergency shelter and essential care.
A group of 23 artists in Illinois has found a way to help refugees through their art — they paint portraits of Syrian children and give the proceeds to charity. They call it “Painting Syria’s Children: The Refugee Portrait Project.”
Join us as we pray for women and girls all around the world, that they may live the abundant life God intends for them. God sees His daughters as beautiful, strong, and worthy of respect. Around the world, however, many millions of women and girls are not respected.
The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that in 2013 1 in 30 children in the U.S. — a historic high — were living on the street, in homeless shelters or motels, or doubling up with other families. The number of homeless children increased 64 percent between 2010 and 2013 (1.6 million to 2.5 million). This month, join us as we pray for U.S. children and families living in poverty.
Please pray with us for World Vision’s work in North America, including Canada, the United States, and Mexico.