Jesus calls his followers to become like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. But what does it look like to welcome children as Jesus commanded? How do we support children’s faith and not become stumbling blocks in our homes, churches, communities, and around the world? World Vision helps children experience God’s love in five ways.
Approaching its ninth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope, and another 6.2 million people are displaced within Syria.
Literacy rates are improving for children in Nepal as a result of World Vision’s literacy program, which encourages new ways of learning to read by improving classroom teaching techniques, incorporating reading programs outside of class, and helping parents create environments that nurture learning at home.
As the world’s largest nongovernmental provider of clean water in the developing world, World Vision brings clean water to one new person every 10 seconds. Here are five examples of our water work around the world.
The Venezuela crisis has caused more than 3 million people to flee the country, seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it also has brought out their hospitable spirit. Still, needs among families in transition are great. And forecasts for 2019 show the number of displaced people may increase to more than 5 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping.
In the midst of all the conflicting headlines you see each day, you’ve probably heard about the East Africa hunger crisis. Here are a few basic facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.
Since Aug. 25, 2017, more than 700,000 people from Myanmar have fled to Bangladesh because of extreme violence in northern Rakhine state. Most identify as Rohingya, a Muslim minority ethnic group. Impoverished and living in camps, they depend on aid for survival.