Hani (8), Syrian refugee in Lebanon
Right now, childhoods are being stolen. Conflict is a daily reality that is robbing children of their childhoods and their future. There are more refugees in the world today than after World War II, and more than half of them are children. Please give to Children in Crisis today. Your support will help refugees, children living in war zones and those in danger of exploitation like trafficking, child labour and child marriage.
You'll provide life-saving essentials like food, water and shelter when children's lives are under threat.
You'll bring much needed respite for girls and boys on the run, allowing them to learn, relax and play.
Your support helps to prevent exploitation with protection programs and survivors to heal with counselling.
You'll deliver long-term solutions, bringing lasting transformational change to communities in need.
Sara (14), Syrian refugee in Lebanon
A monthly gift of $20, will provide $100 worth of life-saving essentials every month, thanks to our partnerships across the United Nations.
Helen Clark, Afghanistan
10 years of a violent and deadly war. Syria's children are growing up in the midst of the most significant humanitarian crisis in living memory, as the war rages on in its tenth year.
34% of girls in Sudan are married before the age of 18 and 12% are married before their 15th birthday. Early marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and opportunities.
7 years of conflict for the world's youngest nation. The conflict has resulted in an estimated 380,000 deaths, and more than 3.8 million people are displaced.
12.5 million Afghans face crisis-levels of food insecurity. Ongoing conflict overlaid with drought and flooding has made an impossible situation so much worse.
What is 'Children in Crisis'?
Children in Crisis is a way to protect children that live in dangerous places. Through our partnerships, every $1 donated to Children in Crisis will provide $5 worth of life-saving aid. Currently, Children in Crisis funds are supporting vulnerable children affected by the Syrian Crisis. Children in Sudan, South Sudan and Afghanistan.
How does my donation help?
Your donation can help us provide nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, shelter and basic household items. With your support, we can establish Child-Friendly Spaces that give a sense of safety and stability to vulnerable children in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Through our partnerships, every $1 donated will provide $5 worth of life-saving aid.
What is the difference between 'Children in Crisis' and 'Child Sponsorship'?
Child Sponsorship supports children living in extreme poverty. We partner with communities and work together to develop sustainable solutions to tackle the root causes of poverty. Children in Crisis supports children living in dangerous places, where political instability, natural disasters and/or conflict threaten their safety. We work to protect and nurture these children and are ready to respond immediately to a crisis.
How do I know if I'm making an impact?
At World Vision, we are dedicated to keeping our generous supporters informed on the difference they are making to the world's most vulnerable children. As a supporter, we will send you regular personal stories and updates on how your support is changing lives.
As part of an international partnership working in nearly 100 countries, World Vision New Zealand pursues the highest standards of stewardship and accountability.
In 2019, 83.3% 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 about our impact.