Protecting children in Africa
WORLD VISION'S COVID-19 RESPONSE
Keeping children in Africa safe

Our COVID-19 emergency response aims to provide targeted support to communities in 26 countries across the continent, focusing on situations of pre-existing vulnerability and fragility where children are most at risk.

World Vision is responding to the pandemic through a multi-sectoral approach; working in collaboration with local authorities, frontline health workers, academic institutions, faith leaders and communities, and local NGOs.

 

Latest Situation Report
World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities across Africa

 

We aim to achieve the sustained well-being of children within families and communities, especially the most vulnerable, by ensuring that children: enjoy good health; are educated for life; experience the love of God and neighbour; and are cared for, protected and participate.

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ACT NOW: World Children's Day

Children's experiences & recommendations on the impact of COVID-19

World Children's Day

Between April and August, 2020, World Vision spoke to 763 children and young people in six regions across the globe between the ages of seven and 19 to see how COVID-19 was affecting them. 

Alongside our concerns over reports of increased child rights violations, it has been a source of inspiration to hear from children and young people about how they are rising to the challenge and raising awareness of the threats of COVID-19 in their communities. 

COVID-19 Response: Restoring hope to Africa's children

COVID-19 Response: Restoring hope to Africa's children

The impact of the ongoing pandemic is exacerbating the complex issues that vulnerable children and communities across Africa had already been facing before the disease hit the continent in mid-February this year. 

While drawing on our experience responding to disease outbreaks such as Ebola, we are active on the ground and scaling up our prevention and response work across Africa to encourage hope, empower communities and change children’s lives even in the midst of a global pandemic.

IYD2020: Amplifying youth voices

Amplifying youth voices from local to global levels

Listening to children in the context of COVID-19 is part of how World Vision is meeting our commitment to place children and young people at the centre of our work, focus on their empowerment, and amplify their voices from local to global levels. 

Hear from youth across the continent on what it's been like to cope during a global pandemic, what they are doing to remain hopeful, and how to encourage others to stay safe.

African Emergency Map

Helping Children Survive Crisis

When emergencies (natural or manmade) strike, children and vulnerable communities are often disproportionately affected. We want to make sure all children have access to clean water, food and shelter. We work with families and communities to help them recover. Currently, we are responding to emergencies in: 

East AfricaCentral African RepublicThe Democratic Republic of CongoMaliMozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe (Cyclone Idai Response)

Latest Publications

Experiences & recommendations of girls and boys in West Africa on the impact of COVID-19

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Children's experiences & recommendations on the impact of COVID-19 in Southern Africa

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COVID-19 Africa Emergency Response Situation Report #13

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ENRICH Project Impact Report - Tanzania

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The situation for children affected by conflict & fragility in the Central Sahel

Complex Crisis, Broken Childhood

The complex crisis spanning Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso is one of the fastest growing, most rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situations in the world. In the Central Sahel, nearly 5 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The time to act to protect the children of the Central Sahel is now. World Vision calls for urgent actions by global leaders and national decision-makers to address the grave situation for girls and boys.