Ongoing turmoil and economic decline in Venezuela since 2014 have driven more than 7.7 million people from the country in search of food, work, and better living conditions. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it’s also brought out their hospitable spirit. Learn how World Vision is supporting children and families across the region impacted by the Venezuela crisis.
Why World Vision is in Brazil
Brazil has been one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19 in the world. The health crisis has had significant impacts for Brazilian families affected by the disease, and for the economy: Small entrepreneurs have suffered from lost income and isolation. As a result of business closures, increasing unemployment, and higher prices for essential goods, Brazilians are experiencing rising rates of hunger and malnutrition. Also, the migratory crisis of Venezuelans crossing into countries like Brazil in search of better living conditions continues amid the challenges of the pandemic. Thanks to strong partnerships, in 2020 World Vision reached over 10 million Brazilians — including more than 500,000 children and teenagers directly reached — with programs focused on pandemic response, food insecurity, and support for Venezuelan migrants. Families received hygiene kits to protect themselves against COVID-19, donations of food baskets for those facing hunger, child and adolescent protection resources, school supplies for kids’ return to in-person classes, and more. We’re prioritizing prevention, awareness, and hygiene behavior change as Brazil continues to grapple with the pandemic.
We never give up on people
World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.
Prayer Requests from Brazil
World Vision's staff in Brazil are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For Brazilian children and adolescents who are suffering from the impacts of the pandemic, especially those who can’t go back to school because of their families’ financial conditions.
News from Brazil
The global population of refugees has surpassed 34 million, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but also for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Explore the challenges faced by refugees and find out more about the global refugee crisis.
While progress on ending global poverty and boosting development has slowed or stalled because of the pandemic, we still have many reasons to be hopeful. As we see progress in clean water, mother and child health, advocacy work, and more, we can trust that our sovereign God hasn’t stopped working. Read evidences of God’s mercy to His people with these 12 reasons to have hope in 2022.
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