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Adhel (11 months), South Sudan


The crisis in Ukraine is pushing little ones in parts of Africa closer to starvation.


Kids facing horrific hunger urgently need your help. In the world's toughest places children are starving because of the compounding impact of poverty, conflict, climate change and COVID-19. Now the crisis in Ukraine is pushing kids in parts of Africa even closer to starvation. Ukraine and Russia produce almost a third of the world’s wheat. Families everywhere rely on it for their daily meals. Especially in places like Somalia, South Sudan and Ethiopia where famine is looming. And supply is running out. Now, more than ever, children's lives are on the line. Donate today.

Baby Adhel is at risk of dying from hunger.

Baby Adhel is at risk of dying from hunger.

Baby Adhel, South Sudan

You can provide urgent, emergency food aid to malnourished babies like Adhel in South Sudan. Adhel is a beautiful child with shining brown eyes. Her smile is sweet. But her arms are tiny. Dangerously tiny. Adhel has gone so long without food that she’s at risk of dying from hunger. Her mother, Theresa, has already lost one precious baby to hunger.

"I do not want to think of losing another baby due to hunger.” Theresa says. 

You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation. For babies in danger of dying from hunger, every minute matters.  You can save lives now. 

Every dollar you donate today will be multiplied, providing $20 worth of urgent food aid to children, thanks to our partnership with the World Food Programme.


Please make an urgent donation now. Children's lives are on the line.

Every $1 you give will provide $20 worth of urgent food aid, thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.

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$50

provides $1,000 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
 

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$100

provides $2,000 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
 

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$150

provides $3,000 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
 


No child should die of starvation.

<br>No child should die of starvation.

Hunger is a thief. It robs children of the chance to grow up healthy. It steals their energy and gives disease the upper hand. It's threatening their lives and futures. Now the crisis in Ukraine is pushing kids in parts of Africa even closer to starvation. But it doesn't have to be this way. You can provide life-saving food aid to children weak with hunger.

With the looming threat of famine, tens of thousands of children could starve to death because of food shortages. Your urgent, life-saving action is needed now. You can provide urgent food aid to malnourished children and help them recover their health now. 

Please provide life-saving food aid to children facing starvation today. You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation. You can save lives today. Please make an urgent donation now.


When hunger threatens a child, there's no time to waste.

Every $1 you give will provide $20 worth of urgent food aid, thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.


Your impact goes further – every $1 you give multiplies 20 times.

<br>Your impact goes further – every $1 you give multiplies 20 times.

Thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, every dollar you give today will make 20 times more impact for kids facing horrific hunger. 

This life-saving partnership provides emergency food to those impacted by conflict or long-term food shortages. Together with your support, we're providing monthly food rations and meals in schools, feeding malnourished children and teaching families how to cook nutritious meals. We're empowering families by providing cash and e-cards so they can purchase their own food. 

In 2021, the generosity of New Zealanders enabled us to reach 4,634,448 people with life-saving food aid across 13 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Myanmar, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.


Thanks to you, emergency food aid is saving lives.

<h4>Elizabeth and her children now eat two meals a day</h4>

Elizabeth and her children now eat two meals a day

Thanks to the compassion of generous people just like you, Elizabeth and her children no longer face crippling hunger. "I receive cereals, pulses and other supplies for my children. We also receive cash every month for milling. My children and I can eat at least two meals a day with porridge for breakfast." Like every mum, Elizabeth is desperate to see her children healthy. She's very grateful for the life-saving food aid she receives. And that finally, her children can smile. "As long as my children have food to eat every day, I have no worries," she says. Without the food aid they receive, both Elizabeth and her children’s lives would be on the line.
<h4>The transforming power of high energy "wonder" biscuits</h4>

The transforming power of high energy "wonder" biscuits

When Manero and her three little children arrived at the refugee camp in Uganda, they were haggard, pale and on the edge of starvation. They had spent seven gruelling days on the road, trekking helplessly, fleeing the violence in South Sudan. When they reached the World Vision desk they each received two packs of World Food Programme high energy biscuits. This was the first nutritious food they had eaten in days. After eating half a pack each, the transformation was immediate. The children's faces began to ease, and they quickly started to regain a sense of wellbeing. 



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