In times of emergencies and disasters, including the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, earthquakes in Afghanistan, and the war in Ukraine, children bear the heaviest burden. Join us in praying for places with critical humanitarian needs, where daily struggles for basic necessities affect children, families, and communities.
Early in the war in Ukraine, World Vision worked as part of the N50 Project to provide Portable Connectivity Centers, where people fleeing could charge their devices and access information. As the war continues, the centers have become a place where children can pursue education, socialize, build connections, and take IT classes.
Armed conflict, natural disasters, and other emergencies can alter children’s lives drastically. When disaster strikes, World Vision’s disaster response helps safeguard children’s well-being by providing vital resources such as food, clean water, and shelter, as well as protection against trafficking and other forms of exploitation. With a presence in nearly 100 countries, we’re able to respond swiftly to global humanitarian emergencies, even in the most challenging environments — and we stay after immediate needs have been met to equip communities as they rebuild. Explore our interactive map showing some of the ways our staff around the world are supporting children affected by global crises.
Since achieving independence in 2011, South Sudan has faced a multifaceted humanitarian crisis, with children bearing the brunt of its impact. The convergence of conflict, natural disasters, poverty, and extensive displacement has sharply increased food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition within the nation. Learn how World Vision is responding to help communities impacted by the crisis.
Children and families in Afghanistan are facing a growing humanitarian crisis, the result of decades of conflict, chronic poverty, and natural disasters. Learn how World Vision is responding — and how you can support families caught up in the crisis.
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.
Since 2017, nearly 1 million Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape violence. Now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, they rely on humanitarian aid to survive. Over half of the refugee population are children. Learn more about the ongoing Rohingya crisis and how World Vision is helping.
Around the world, global hunger and food insecurity are on the rise due to economic shocks, extreme weather events, conflict, and more. As many as 828 million people — approximately 10% of the world’s population — regularly go to bed hungry. Explore 10 facts about the challenging issues of global hunger and food insecurity, including the impacts that the war in Ukraine and other conflicts and crises have had on food supply and how vulnerable populations are at risk.
A recent surge in violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the lives of millions of children who are already suffering from hunger, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and poverty. Learn more about the DRC’s conflict and current situation and about World Vision’s response to help impacted children and families.
Even before the recent conflict in Sudan, approximately one-third of the population faced hunger every day. Now, millions more people are at risk of acute food insecurity and starvation, exacerbating an already critical situation. Learn more about the Sudan crisis and our efforts to support vulnerable children and families in Sudan and the surrounding countries.