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Where we work

Support children in Africa

We go where the need is greatest

World Vision has a long history working alongside communities in Africa. We respond rapidly to the biggest emergencies - from droughts to cyclones - and support communities to tackle big issues like inter-generational poverty and changing attitudes around child marriage.

World Vision UK works in 15 countries across Africa to ensure children are protected today, and empowered for tomorrow. Thanks to our supporters, we can go where the need is greatest, helping communities set their own goals and lead their own development so that progress made is sustained, and continued, long after we’ve left.

Read on to discover where we work with vulnerable communities to make a difference and how you can donate to children in Africa.

Where World Vision works in Africa

Support our work in Africa

You can help transform the lives of the most vulnerable children in Africa:

The war has caused immeasurable damage both physically and psychologically, but I work to help these girls and boys become children again.

Christine Ngbaazande

World Vision Social Reintegration Coordinator

Sponsor a child in Africa

Child Sponsorship is a unique relationship that brings real hope and a life-affirming experience. When you sponsor a child, you’ll help them move from surviving to thriving. We identify the child’s core needs and use your donation to provide these, keeping you updated on their progress all the way.

Protect children in the most dangerous places in Africa

World Vision has a presence in almost 100 countries so we can act quickly to help children. We help them to survive by providing essentials like food, water and shelter; to recover from trauma they experienced, and to rebuild their future. This lifesaving work is only possible because generous individuals support World Vision with regular donations, meaning we can support children when their need is greatest.

Responding to emergencies in Africa

World Vision in action

In March 2023, Malawi experienced one of the worst climate-related disasters in history, Tropical Cyclone Freddy. The event’s torrential rain triggered floods and landslides, causing extensive damage to homes, schools, health centres and agricultural land.

Thanks to your support, World Vision’s emergency response reached nearly 60,000 people in Malawi. Our interventions included improving children’s access to clean water, hygiene facilities, nutritious food, school supplies, and child protection services.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy is reported to have displaced 31,645 children, making it vital to protect children from abuse, harm, and injury, and to quickly respond to their needs. World Vision provided 418 households with tents and delivered 2,238 plastic sheet rolls for the reconstruction of their homes and 7,287 mosquito nets to protect people from malaria.

When crisis strikes, World Vision is rapidly responding to support communities to survive, recover, and rebuild for a better future.

More about our work

Thanks to the faithful support of people like you, our unique community-based model, and our experience of over 70 years, we can focus on key areas to ensure that all children, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender experience the fullness of life.

Our work is driven by a relentless desire to transform the lives of children so we partner with governments, peer organisations, institutional donors and businesses. Together, we can have a greater impact in the lives of the families we serve. You can learn more about them and our work below.