Hunger is a problem that has plagued humanity for millennia. Today, we are seeing the largest global food crisis in modern history. Join us in prayer for people who are hungry and those who are working to feed them.
In 2023, World Vision responded to 78 disasters in 59 countries, helping more than 35.8 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2023. In the United States alone, our programs also supported over 93,700 people during 15 emergencies.
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 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.
Discover the reasons for hope in children’s healthcare advancements, and how World Vision is leading the way in boosting the health of kids worldwide. Learn about our latest efforts to enhance access to healthcare and how we’re making a positive impact on vulnerable children’s lives.
Discover the devastating reality of global hunger, with soaring food insecurity and costs, extreme weather events, and the COVID-19 pandemic putting 45 million people in 37 countries at risk of starvation. Join World Vision in its life-saving mission to end world hunger.