Drought in Angola burdens much of life. For Cordelia, it impacted her supply of food and in turn, her grandson Paulino became severely malnourished.
Why World Vision is in Angola
Angola is still recovering from a 27-year civil war that ended in 2002, with 1.5 million lost lives and millions more displaced. Subsistence agriculture in the main livelihood for most people. In 2015, food security progressively deteriorated caused by drought in the southern provinces. Rates of acute malnutrition rose among children. The public health system in Angola has not recovered from the war, with many people, especially in rural communities, unable to access health care of any kind. Polio, malaria, tuberculosis and tropical diseases are prevalent.
We never give up on people
With so much happening around the world, it can be hard to decide where your money can have the greatest impact. With your help through the Where Most Needed fund, we can respond quickly to urgent needs of the world's most vulnerable children and families. And, thanks to grant funds and donated products, your monthly gifts multiply 4 times in impact.
Progress in Angola
Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.
Healthy Children and Families
Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.
- We work with the Ministry of Health to reduce the number of malaria cases by 70%, to reduce malaria related mortality, and to reduce the economic burden of malaria. (Funded by USAID)
- We strive to eliminate polio in Angola by training community volunteers to ensure 2 million children under age 5 receive four doses of routine polio immunization. (Funded by USAID and Gates)
- We are helping communities recover from severe drought and build their resilience for future natural disasters with the introduction of short-cycle improved crop varieties and drought tolerant crops. We are supporting 25,000 vulnerable farmers and their families in the most drought affected provinces. In addition, 55,000 mothers and caregivers are participating in nutritional education to improve and maintain their children's health. (Funded by USAID)
News from Angola
Hunger is on the rise in Africa. Learn facts about drought, famine, malnutrition, and hunger in Africa as well as how you can help World Vision respond.
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