Pray for a hurting world and children in Israel, Gaza, and West Bank

God’s heart breaks for the unspeakable violence, devastation, and trauma of the past week. In times of war and crisis, it is the innocent children who bear the heaviest burden. They need protection, support, and prayers.

Protect kids from the global hunger crisis

22 million children are facing starvation.

Protect kids from the global hunger crisis

22 million children are facing starvation.

Global hunger has reached unprecedented levels

Rising costs, extreme weather, the pandemic, and regional conflicts — including the war in Ukraine — are fueling this crisis.

Ukraine and the Russian Federation provide 30% of the world’s cereal grains and two-thirds of the world’s sunflower oil.

22 million children at risk … how many is that?

It’s the combined populations of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, and Philadelphia.

22 million children at risk

Together, we can make a life-saving impact

World Vision is the World Food Programme’s
food distribution partner.

Over the last 10 years,

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

Three ways to fight global hunger

With the help of our generous donors, we’re responding in 26 hardest-hit countries, aiming to reach 22 million people through the largest-ever humanitarian response in our 70-year history. This goal is ambitious, but we know it’s achievable with your help.

Sponsor a child

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


  Education and Child protection

   Spiritual nurture

Donate now

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 now

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

  That kids will get the food they need to learn, grow, and thrive

  For 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

59% of people in Afghanistan are in need of humanitarian assistance, and up to 97% of the country is at risk of falling below the poverty line.
“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, national director of World Vision Afghanistan
Danfred has struggled with hunger with his family in Venezuela

76% of Venezuela's population lives in poverty. When Danfred's grandmother nearly died from COVID-19, he considered begging in the streets for food.
“Sometimes we did not have any food, other times we asked other families to give us some food.“

Danfred, Venezuela

“The world is experiencing its worst hunger crisis of modern time. There are 50 million worldwide on the brink of starvation, and half of those are children.”

—Edgar Sandoval Sr., president and CEO of World Vision U.S.

“The world is experiencing its worst hunger crisis of modern time. There are 50 million worldwide on the brink of starvation, and half of those are children.”

—Edgar Sandoval Sr., president and CEO of World Vision U.S.

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.


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.


World Vision has over 70 years of experience working with communities, donors, partners, and governments to create opportunities for better futures for vulnerable children … even in the toughest places.


Help kids survive, recover, and build a future.

News and Stories


5 ways to pray for lasting change

In so many areas of life — personal, social, political — transformation can be a long and sometimes arduous journey, punctuated by unexpected setbacks. But our faith tells us that God works through even the messiest of processes to make all things new — including our very selves. Whether you’re longing for change in your own life, in the life of a loved one, or in the world more broadly, prayer is one way in which you can be part of the transformative work God is doing. Here are a few ideas to get you started — and keep you going — as you pray for lasting change.

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