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.
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.
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.
Samrawit, age 14, after conflict broke out in Tigray, Ethiopia
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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
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.
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.
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.
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 2022, 84.4% 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.