Where Needed Most

You can be right there for the world's most vulnerable children, giving them a pathway out of poverty.
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Esther (8), Rwanda

Make real and lasting change in the lives of the world's most vulnerable.

Children living in extreme poverty, facing life in war zones, and grappling with the shocking reality of natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic need your help. Where Needed Most is a powerful way to give, supporting urgent, life-changing work right around the world. You'll help people rebuild in the wake of disasters and empower entire communities to lift themselves out of poverty by providing life-saving essentials like food, water and healthcare.

Give children a pathway out of poverty.

Give children a pathway out of poverty.

Rajima (10), India

As the world is facing a crisis of an unprecedented scale right now, your support has never been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has made the poorest even poorer, the vulnerable more vulnerable. 

Please donate to Where Needed Most today. Your donation will be put straight to work, making a life-changing difference for children.

Be there for children when and where they need you most.

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Community Development

Your support gives children a pathway out of poverty. Thanks to you, we provide long-term solutions addressing the root causes of poverty and allowing families to transform their future.

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Ongoing Crises

When a crisis threatens children's lives, you help them survive, recover and build a future. Your support protects vulnerable children in the world's most dangerous places.

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Disaster Relief

When a disaster strikes, you enable us to respond with life-saving speed. Thanks to your support, our response protects lives, restores dignity and renews hope so people can rebuild their lives.

You can make a life-changing difference for children in urgent need.


You can protect children from disease with improved access to clean water and basic sanitation.


You'll let children write their own futures, with quality education in a safe and protected environment.


You can ensure children get the best start in life with access to nutrition and healthcare services.


You'll help break the poverty cycle by strengthening families through economic empowerment.


Lasting change starts with you.

Your support will make a life-changing difference for children like Karlos.

<br>Your support will make a life-changing difference for children like Karlos.

Karlos (14), Uganda

For children living in dangerous places, life can change in an instant. Karlos fled the violent and deadly war in South Sudan with his uncle and sister. He doesn't know where his father is or if he is even alive. 

You can help protect vulnerable children like Karlos.

With your support, World Vision is there when children need them most. Providing life-saving essentials like food, water and healthcare – and giving children the chance of a brighter future. 

You can be there for children like Grace.

At just 5-years old, Grace has to walk more than 6km every day to collect dirty, disease-ridden water from a nearby swamp. She misses out on school and is often sick.
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Grace (5), Uganda


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