The global population of refugees has surpassed 32 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.
Why World Vision is in Myanmar
Myanmar continues to push forward in the midst of armed political turmoil that has wreaked havoc on its economy, agriculture, and overall safety. This instability, along with natural disasters — floods, droughts, fires, and earthquakes — has taken a toll on the country.The economy suffered due to high inflation and currency depreciation and shortages. The country experienced a shortage of goods and services like fuel, electricity, and internet access. Even more devastating, over 2 million children suffered from acute malnutrition and over 13 million people experienced food insecurity, with millions also in need of clean water and other basics. Political upheaval and violence destroyed property and displaced many from their homes. Additionally, children in these conflict areas were prevented from safely accessing school. In response, World Vision teams provided food, health and nutrition interventions, education programming, child protection, and livelihood support for 1.4 million people. Over 170,000 people received training on healthy feeding practices and nutrition for pregnant mothers and children under 5 years old. Hundreds of health committees are improving communities’ health standards, and nearly 34,000 parents and caregivers were equipped with child protection resources.
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.
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Prayer Requests from Myanmar
World Vision's staff in Myanmar are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:
For an end to civil war so communities can experience peace.
For displaced populations to access needed support and be able to return safely home.
News from Myanmar
Rohingya refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help
Since Aug. 25, 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Impoverished and living in refugee camps, they depend on aid.
What children around the world say brings them joy
Around the world, children find joy in many different ways. For some it’s activities, and for others it’s family and friends. We asked kids in areas where World Vision works what they thought joy was, and here’s how they answered.
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