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Kids facing horrific hunger urgently need your help.


In the world's toughest places, such as Afghanistan, children are starving because of the compounding impact of poverty, conflict, climate change and COVID-19. Now, more than ever, children's lives are on the line. Famine is looming. 34 million people worldwide - half of them children - face aching hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation.

Children in Afghanistan need you now more than ever

Children in Afghanistan need you now more than ever

For the past few years, Afghanistan has been ranked as the most dangerous country in the world to be a child. Now, the odds are even more precarious. 

Children in Afghanistan were already facing chronic food shortages due to devastating droughts, floods, conflict and COVID-19. And now, as the current situation changes daily, it’s even harder to find food.

The stakes have never been higher for girls and boys in Afghanistan and other dangerous places.

You can help children not only in Afghanistan, but in countries around the world where conflict and hunger is robbing them of their childhood. 

There’s no time to waste.

Children like Paska and Rose are hungry. They need your help today.

Children like Paska and Rose are hungry. They need your help today.

Paska (11), and her sister Rose, South Sudan

"Our life was better when our mum was alive. Now, it's terrible." Shares Paska from South Sudan. Even before the pandemic hit, 11-year-old Paska and her siblings were struggling to survive. Now, they're facing the very real threat of starvation.

"I have to take care of my sisters and brother, but I don't know how. I'm so scared for my baby sister Rose. She is really sick. I can't give her enough food. I don't know how to help her and she's getting weaker."

You can make a difference for children like Paska and Rose. You can help stop hunger, malnutrition and the onset of starvation. You can save lives today. 

Every dollar you donate today will be multiplied, providing $22 worth of urgent food aid to children, thanks to our partnership with the World Food Programme. You can make 22 times the impact for children fighting for their lives today.


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

Every $1 you give will provide $22 worth of urgent food aid, thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.

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$50

provides $1,100 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
 

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$100

provides $2,200 worth of urgent food aid for families who desperately need it.
 

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$150

provides $3,300 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. But it doesn't have to be this way. No child should die from starvation. 

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.

"It's 2021. People don't need to die from starvation. But unfortunately, it's going to happen if we don't act. We can't let COVID-19 hamper everything because we'll live to regret it." — Joseph Kamara, Humanitarian Emergency Affairs Director, World Vision East Africa.

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 $22 worth of urgent food aid, thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme.


Our partnership with the World Food Programme allows us to multiply our impact.

<br>Our partnership with the World Food Programme allows us to multiply our impact.

Thanks to our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme, every dollar you give today will make 22 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 2020, the generosity of New Zealanders enabled us to reach 4,273,817 people with life-saving food aid across 14 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Iraq, Lebanon, Myanmar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, 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. 



We ensure all resources entrusted to us are used effectively to bring maximum impact.

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As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.
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In 2020, 83.9% of World Vision New Zealand's total operating expenses were used for international program support that benefited children, families and communities in need. Learn more.