Childhood Rescue

You can help children in the world’s most dangerous places to survive, recover and build a future.
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Children in the world's most dangerous places urgently need your help.


Kids fleeing Ukraine, facing starvation in parts of Africa, growing up in Afghanistan, in war zones, and in refugee camps, are just like the kids in your neighbourhood. Except their homes have been torn apart. They face unimaginable dangers like starvation, trafficking and child marriage.

Join Childhood Rescue now to help the world's most vulnerable children survive, recover and build a future. You'll provide life-saving food, water, medicine, shelter, protection and more. You'll help kids recover from trauma. You'll help the adults around them to keep them healthy and safe. You'll help children who've lost everything to build a future. Every $1 you give to help kids in danger will provide $6 of urgent support.

<span style="color:#00acca">1 in 6</span>

1 in 6

children live in a war zone.


 
<span style="color:#00acca">45 million</span>

45 million

people are facing starvation - half of them children.


 
<span style="color:#00acca">Over 300 million</span>

Over 300 million

people could struggle to access food due to the crisis in Ukraine.


 

This is an urgent appeal to help kids like Aaman* who are living in conflict

This is an urgent appeal to help kids like Aaman* who are living in conflict

Seven-year-old Aaman* suffers from terrible headaches since his home was torn apart in Afghanistan. *Name changed for protection

“One afternoon we were sitting in our house, and there was a gunshot," his grandma says. "We saw people coming towards the town from the mountains, tanks and vehicles fighting. I immediately searched for my grandson who was out playing with other children.

“Bullets and even rockets came at us from all directions. He was very scared and crying. We could hardly escape."

Aaman and his grandma are now trying to survive in a camp for displaced people. “He has been suffering from nervous problems since the fighting started. He cries a lot," she says.

 


Please help the world's most vulnerable children to survive, recover and build a future.

Every $1 you give to help kids in danger will provide $6 of urgent support. A monthly gift of $20, will provide $120 worth of life-changing support to children whose lives are on the line, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations.


You can give children the future they deserve – here’s how...

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Survive

When children are weak with hunger, at risk of disease, homeless, exhausted and scared. Your support brings immediate relief and life-saving supplies like food, water, medicine and shelter, with child protection and safety the number one priority.

<h4>Recover</h4>

Recover

During a crisis, many kids lose their parents, homes, and life as they once knew it. You can help them recover by providing counselling, re-building infrastructure, creating safe places for kids and tools and training to help families grow their own food.
<h4>Build a future</h4>

Build a future

It's almost impossible to think about the future when you're fighting for survival. Your support gives children who have lost everything the chance to build a brighter future. You'll deliver long-term solutions, bringing lasting peace to communities. 


You can be there for children like Samrawit in Ethiopia who urgently need protection.

“I came here with my mother. We suddenly left our village when we heard a gunfire. I don’t know where my father is.”
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Samrawit, age 14, after conflict broke out in Tigray, Ethiopia

You can protect children in the world's most dangerous places.

You can protect children in the world's most dangerous places.

As Kiwis, we understand the significance of standing together and helping our fellow human beings, whether they’re next door or halfway across the world. Your donation to Childhood Rescue, will help children in the world's most dangerous places to survive, recover and build a future. You'll also help children in other places if emergencies arise, and be there right when they need you the most.


You'll reach vulnerable children in:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Mali, Moldova, Myanmar, Niger, Romania, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
 
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Afghanistan

Children were already facing horrific hunger due to droughts, floods, conflict and COVID-19. Today, they face even more uncertainty for what their futures hold. "We can't abandon them now," says Asuntha Charles, World Vision Afghanistan
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Ethiopia

Hunger is threatening the lives of children in Tigray, northern Ethiopia. Locusts have already destroyed the crops they rely on and now, a deadly conflict is raging. Families have been forced to search for safety and many are now living in camps.
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Ukraine

Children and families are being forced to leave everything behind due to the crisis in Ukraine. With no end to the conflict in sight, refugee families urgently need food, essentials, protection against trafficking, support to recover from trauma and more.
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Sudan

Tribal conflict, civil war and natural disasters are robbing children of their futures. People are displaced, children are malnourished and famine is looming. Girls as young as 10 are being forced to marry, violating their rights to health, education and opportunities.
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Your monthly gift can transform a child's life.

Through the support of generous Childhood Rescue supporters like you, 12-year-old war orphan Mariska's* life has been transformed. Your support has helped her survive the tragedy of losing her parents in a violent war, recover with psychosocial support at a World Vision Child-Friendly Space, and now she is looking forward to her bright future. (*Name changed for protection).

<h4>You've helped Mariska survive...</h4>

You've helped Mariska survive...

"One day, I walked to the fields to join my mum and dad picking beans. There were rebels all around them. Our neighbour warned me to run because the rebels were about to kill my parents. So I ran. A few months later I felt brave enough to look for them. I found their bones in the bushes."
<h4>recover from trauma...</h4>

recover from trauma...

"There is a lot of stigma against orphans of war. People feel that we are nothing without a family. I heard about this place we can go for support. At first, I couldn't join the other children because I felt very sorry about my parents. But now we play together, and the group sessions make me feel better."
<h4>and now, she is building a future.</h4>

and now, she is building a future.

"I like this place so much... it makes me feel happy again. They also teach us to read, how to write and we get some training so I can complete my education and get a job in the future. I need to be supported with my education, to complete it. When I grow up, I want to be a school mistress."


Please help the world's most vulnerable children to survive, recover and build a future.

A monthly gift of $20, will provide $120 worth of life-changing support to children whose lives are on the line, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations.





FAQs about Childhood Rescue

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How does my donation to Childhood Rescue multiply 6 times? 
For every $1 you give, we can multiply it to deliver $6 in urgent aid to children fighting for their lives, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations. So, when you give $20 a month, you will actually make six times the impact, and deliver $120 worth of life-changing support to children whose lives are on the line.

Where does my donation to Childhood Rescue actually go?
You'll help children in dangerous places in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, the Philippines, Honduras and DR Congo to survive, recover and build a future. You'll also help children in other places if emergencies arise, and be there right when they need you the most.

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How do I know my donations are making a difference? 
You'll receive regular updates and personal stories so you can see the life-changing difference you're making for children in the world's most dangerous places. We use your donations to make the greatest possible impact for vulnerable children and communities, and pursue the highest standards of stewardship and accountability. Learn more about our impact.

Can I change how I give to Childhood Rescue?
Yes. We understand your circumstances can change. You can contact us at any time to change the amount of your donation or pause your giving. We have flexible options to help you continue your support in a way that suits you.



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 2021, 84.6% 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.