Children in Crisis

We urgently need your help to protect vulnerable children in dangerous places.
By giving to Children in Crisis, you can support vulnerable children in Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and children affected by the Syrian Crisis.

Aaliya (6), Amal (1), and Hasna (4), Syria

Every $1 you give can provide $5 worth of aid, thanks to our partnerships across the United Nations.

Children's lives can change in an instant.


Conflict is a daily reality. There are more refugees in the world today than after World War II and more than half of them are children.


Early marriage violates girls’ rights. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty.


Schools have been destroyed. Eight gruelling years of war in Syria has robbed the next generation of their right to an education.

We urgently need your help to protect vulnerable children in dangerous places; where political instability, natural disasters and conflict threaten their safety.

"We were in the house sleeping, we woke up and suddenly we heard something go 'bomph'...
We fled our house and the rockets were still coming."

– Hani

Hani (8), Syria

No child should have experienced or witnessed the horrors Hani has seen.

Watch Hani's story.





We urgently need your help to protect vulnerable children, like Hani, when they need you the most.
Every $1 you give can provide $5 worth of aid, thanks to our partnerships across the United Nations.

When a crisis strikes the children are the most at risk.

Your help can make the life-changing difference children in crisis need to survive, recover and thrive.


Supply life-saving essentials.
Your support can provide emergency care for children. When a disaster strikes, you can make all the difference by providing life-saving essentials like food, clean water, education, sanitation and healthcare.

Nurture broken lives.
You can help children start to heal in a safe, supportive environment. At Child-Friendly Spaces, children receive vital support and counselling, so they can start to heal from the trauma they've experienced.

Give hope for a brighter future.
With your support, children can start to dream again, to feel safe. You can help build long-term solutions to make high-risk regions more secure, provide stability and mitigate the underlying causes of fragility.

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.

“I’m not scared anymore.”
– Shaima

Shaima (13), Syria

You can protect and nurture children, like Shaima, in the most difficult situations.
Every $1 you give can provide $5 worth of aid, thanks to our partnerships across the United Nations.

Helen Clark advocates for the rights of children in crisis

Helen Clark advocates for the rights of children in crisis
Former Prime Minister, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, visited projects in Afghanistan to see the impact that violence, drought and flooding is having on children's lives.

Helen met with families that are struggling with the devasting reality of having to decide their daughter's fate to manage financially. 

Helen shared, "I've seen that there are women who care deeply about their daughters and are under great pressure to allow them to be, in effect, sold into early marriage because that would relieve some financial difficulties."

We urgently need your help to protect vulnerable children at risk of early marriage. Early marriage violates girls’ rights to health, education and future opportunities. It exposes girls to violence throughout their lives and traps them in a cycle of poverty.

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FAQs

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 their 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 their environment is very unstable, political instability, natural disasters and/or conflict threaten their safety. In these situations, we work to protect and nurture these children; and need to be 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.