Why World Vision is in China

The end of 2019 witnessed the first cases of COVID-19 in Wuhan, China—the beginning of the pandemic that would spread around the world. Also in 2019, China launched a successful carrier rocket for space exploration and new leaders were appointed in the National People’s Congress. Thanks to the faithful commitment of sponsors, World Vision continues to serve vulnerable children and families in rural and urban areas of China, working to improve their education, health, and protection and to support their families’ livelihoods. One important focus has been on increasing efforts to keep children safe and reduce violence against them. In 2019 World Vision helped operate 132 child centers, provided training in positive discipline for caregivers, offered life skills education for children and teens, and advocated through public campaigns to end violence against children.

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.

Give to where most needed  ❯

China Water Children
China Education
China Child Protection

Progress in China

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Community members in China are learning key skills to actively protect children and keep all kids in their community safe.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • In China, mothers and caregivers learned about good nutrition for their children and were equipped to prepare healthy meals.
  • Children and families learned how better hygiene is critical to preventing illness. They also learned how to treat childhood illnesses.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • New books and resources in several schools are helping students improve their reading and writing skills.
  • Children are empowered to take the lead in improving their communities. Some kids are working on preventing bullying while others are focused on protecting the environment by recycling.

Prayer Requests from China

World Vision's staff in China are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For God’s mercy, adequate supplies, and smooth operations in World Vision’s response to COVID-19 in China.


  • For God’s protection of children in China, our staff, and frontline healthcare workers.


  • For the next generation of leaders in China.


News from China

From the Field

What is the coronavirus? Facts, symptoms, and how to help

Coronavirus is a family of viruses, which can cause the common cold or more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome, and the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. Learn more about the ongoing pandemic and how World Vision is responding worldwide.