Kids in Afghanistan, in war zones and refugee camps are just like the kids in your neighbourhood. Except their homes have been torn apart. And they've seen their family members killed. They're living in refugee camps traumatised and scared. Facing dangers like starvation, sexual exploitation, abuse and child marriage.
Join Childhood Rescue now to help the world's most vulnerable children to survive, recover and build a future. You will provide life-saving food, water, medicine, shelter, protection and so much more. You'll help children to recover through counselling. You'll create safe places where they can learn and play. You'll help the adults around them to keep them safe. You'll help children who've lost everything to build a future.
Imagine if tomorrow, the street behind you was bombed. The next week, your primary school was destroyed. Running for your life to find safety in a camp, but not having any food. Not knowing where your parents are. Not being allowed to go to school. And now COVID-19, a new danger you can't run from.
As Kiwis, we understand the significance of standing together and helping each other. Right now, children in the world's most dangerous places desperately need you. You can make sure they're not alone. You can save precious lives today.
Every $1 you give will provide $6 worth of urgent support, thanks to our partnerships with other organisations. So, if you give $20 a month, you'll provide $120 of support to kids whose lives are on the line.
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.
Sara (14), Syrian refugee in Lebanon
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
10 years on and a violent and deadly war is still raging. "All of the houses were destroyed. I could hear loud screaming from the pain," says Shamia, a Syrian teenage refugee. No child should witness what those in war-torn Syria have suffered.
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.
Akot with his sister Dut
8 years of conflict is causing destruction and death. Families are fleeing for safety. Children have been abducted, forced to become child soldiers or raped. "We can't go to school, have no food to eat, no place to sleep," says 7-year-old Akot.
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).
"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."
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.
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.
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.
As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.
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.