More children are being
affected by El Niño
than ever before
We are doing our best
to help vulnerable
children but we urgently
need your support
El Niño Crisis Appeal
El Nino is a weather phenomenon that brings extreme weather to several regions around the world, it exacerbates droughts in some areas, while increasing flooding in others. 2016 is seeing more children affected by its damage than ever before. With Africa, Asia and Latin America, the worst affected.
Children are always the most vulnerable during crisis and emergency situations, and this is no different. As green turns to grey in Southern Africa and failed rains have caused the crops to die, many children are surviving on as little as one bowl of rice a day. With no breakfast to wake up to, or dinner on their return from school, these children are becoming increasingly malnourished and vulnerable to illness.
We are doing our best to help vulnerable children but we urgently need your support.
How your money can help
- £30 could pay for a month’s worth of food for a family in places like Honduras, giving them the nourishment they need to survive in a crisis.
- £120 could pay for a shelter kit, which contains a range of items designed to help families who have lost their homes and belongings in places like South America.
- £285 could help to provide solar pumps in places like Malawi, enabling farmers to pump water from rivers or shallow wells.
The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting countries across Latin America, including Bolivia and Honduras. Crops are failing and communities are being split. Read one family’s story with World Vision.
This year’s poor rains and drought from El Nino have greatly affected the lives of 12-year old Elida, her two brothers, Christopher, 21, William, 16, and their grandmother, Emma. With the help of World Vision, Elida and her family have been receiving food packs from our office, provided by child sponsors to reach the most vulnerable families.
A World Vision-supported savings group in Gaza province, southern Mozambique, is helping mothers like Esperança put food on the table for their children and grandchildren. Here, the majority of parents are struggling to feed their children due to the effects of drought that has devastated crops and left a trail of hunger in its wake…