Nova, 3, from Syria, outside her family's tent at an informal settlement in Lebanon. Wars are terrifying and traumatic experiences for children. Now they face trying to stay safe from coronavirus. Whilst many of us have homes to retreat to during this pandemic, thousands of refugees are forced to face it without shelter, running water or healthcare. We're working to change this.
Change the life of a child
And help empower their community
Tackling poverty at its roots and creating a lasting impact
Our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith. Together we can protect children today, and empower them for tomorrow.
Through World Vision’s work, every 60 seconds a family gets water, a hungry child is fed, a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.
We’re an international Christian charity working with all faiths and none
Together we transform the lives of the most vulnerable children
Given education, water, food and empowered
We help children in emergencies, poverty, or facing abuse and exploitation
You make it possible
How you help
Thanks to UK supporters, last year we supported nearly 2 million vulnerable children across 36 countries:
Wavinya, 12, is a sponsored child from Kenya. She was born unable to walk. Thanks to her sponsor, her family is supported and included in community life. Negative attitudes towards people living with a disability can be the main barrier to their inclusion. By raising awareness about discrimination, and encouraging families living with disability to take part in activities, we help children have better opportunities.
Nasima, 12 and her father from Afghanistan. Through World Vision, her father has learned that child marriage is harmful. He now wants to support her education. By forcing young girls into marriage, they're stripped of their freedom, their right to education, and their lives are put in danger - yet one in nine girls are married before the age of 15. World Vision is using education and advocacy to stop forced marriage.
22-month-old Mishu from the Democratic Republic of Congo is being treated for severe malnutrition. Ten months ago, he fell ill with malaria and typhoid and has never really regained his health. Millions of children die each year from preventable causes. It’s a lottery of dirty water, infections they weren’t immunised against, malnutrition and illnesses that can be treated with the right healthcare.
Denzel, 13 and his 16-year-old brother Tinotenda were left to fend for themselves when their parents crossed the border from Zimbabwe in search of employment. They grow their own vegetables for food but rely on World Vision for food assistance and for Denzel’s education. We work with communities to ensure that their lives are transformed for the long term, so progress is sustained after we leave.
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World Vision UK enables British families to help transform millions of children's lives. A truly international children's charity, we work in almost 100 countries where the need is greatest, supporting children, their families and communities to experience fullness of life.