Sedra (7), Za'atari Refugee Camp, Jordan
9 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 ninth year.
5.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Internal conflict and political instability drive needs for millions, including 2.6 million children.
6 years of conflict for the world's youngest nation. The conflict has resulted in an estimated 380,000 deaths, and more than 4.4 million people are displaced.
13.5 million Afghans face crisis-levels of food insecurity. Ongoing conflict overlaid with drought and flooding has made an impossible situation so much worse.
Hani (8), Lebanon
No child should have experienced or witnessed the horrors Hani has seen. At just eights years old, Hani was forced to leave his childhood behind. Fleeing his home, afraid for his life, to escape the terror of war.
As COVID-19 limits life-saving aid from reaching children in already dangerous places, children in crisis, like Hani, urgently need someone like you.
You might feel like an ordinary person, but you can make an extraordinary impact. Inside you there is love, courage and a passion for justice. Unleash your Hidden Hero. Give a monthly donation to Children in Crisis, and you can protect vulnerable children in Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, and children affected by the Syrian Crisis.
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.
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.