Shaima’s life in Syria was shattered when her village was bombed, destroying her home and school.

Taking only what they could carry, Shaima and her family fled to neighbouring Jordan. During the gruelling 72 kilometre journey to escape the horror and fighting, Shaima’s sister suffered from heatstroke and passed away.

Syria is one of the most dangerous places in the world. In dangerous places, life can change in an instant, and without warning.

When crisis strikes the children like Shaima are the most at risk.

Clean water in Asia


For people living in dangerous places, life can change in an instant. Conflict is a daily reality. Here, gunfire explodes into the streets. Bombs go off without warning. Families are forced to flee at a moment’s notice.

The number of people forced to live like this today is alarming. In 2017, we helped over 10 million people living in these conditions. Our job isn’t over yet.


Although someone may live in a dangerous place, it doesn’t have to be their life. As quickly as life can go wrong for people, with the right support it can also begin to turn around. World Vision is there, ready to provide families with what they need to live the lives they choose.


Seven-year-old Aya is recovering from the trauma of fleeing Syria. Aya attends World Vision's Child-Friendly Spaces in Lebanon where refugee children participate in early childhood education and receive psycho-social support to recover from the horrors they’ve witnessed.

Aya’s mother, Rim, says “Aya used to be shy. Now she’s more expressive. She loves school.”


Fourteen-year-old Suleiman tries clean water for the first time. With access to clean water now only 20 minutes from his home, Suleiman no longer walks four hours to collect dirty water from the river.

World Vision is using new technology to provide clean, safe drinking water for communities in Badghis province, Afghanistan.


Sejarina (left) and her sister Doruka (right) received nutritious hot meals when they arrived at a World Vision refugee reception centre in Uganda after fleeing the horrors of the civil war in South Sudan.

With the support of our partners, World Vision is providing refugees with emergency food rations, as well as non-food items like school supplies, clothing, and sanitary items.


Fifteen-year-old Bayan joined a World Vision Literacy and Numeracy programme after fleeing Syria and struggling with her new environment.

Bayan has thrived in the programme and is looking forward to furthering her education. “I want to seek more learning opportunities, work hard at school, and make it to university so I can become a pharmacist" she now says confidently.

Shaima now lives in a refugee camp in Jordan where World Vision is providing access to clean water, sanitation and education. Although life as a refugee remains a struggle, Shaima feels safe and is back in school. Her family are working to rebuild their lives.
“I’m not scared anymore” – Shaima


Whether it’s food, clean water, counselling, medicine or education, meeting the immediate needs of those living in dangerous places requires a different approach. One that allows aid to be available when and where it’s needed most.

Your contribution helps us be there in an instant and stay for a lifetime. Give now to CHILDREN IN CRISIS.


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 spaces to give children a sense of safety and stability for 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.

Is my donation in good hands?

World Vision is one of the largest humanitarian aid agencies in the world. We have over 30 years’ experience working in some of the world’s most dangerous places.
Our expertise and global size allow us to respond quickly with life-saving aid when, and where it’s needed. It also allows us to remain, supporting communities for the long haul.

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.

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Your monthly donation supports CHILDREN IN CRISIS. You will be kept updated with the impact you’re making, and receive an email the week before your trial period ends. You can choose to continue or cancel your monthly donation. You can cancel your monthly donation at any time. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 800 776 or
Life can change in an instant for children living in dangerous places