Maria Luisa is treasurer at the Twepwila field school

Fighting Hunger in Angola: World Vision Angola's integrated approach to the Hunger Emergency

Angola has grappled with severe drought in the last five years. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this food insecurity, which saw entire families abandon their homes and livelihood in search of food and water as livestock and crops died off.

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Climate change: A common enemy leaving families increasingly vulnerable
Climate Change

The common enemy leaving families increasingly vulnerable

For years, nature has shown its wear and tear due to global warming, and as a result of that, disasters have become more and more frequent.

The south of Angola is one of the areas where traces of drought are desolating, as the country faces its worst drought in 40 years. Here, access to potable water would be a luxury for many, whose only option was to wait for rain in order to be able to reserve water for their own consumption and that of their animals.

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Saving lives, one child at a time
Our approach to solving hunger

Saving lives through a multi-sectoral response to drought and malnutrition

World Vision International (WVI) in Angola is partnering with the Government of Angola to implement the PFSS (Programa de Fortalecimento do Sector Saúde). Working alongside the Ministry of Health and the Provincial Directorates of Health, Agriculture, Social Affairs, Women and Family; Culture, and Water, WVI Angola is implementing a multi-sectoral response to drought in Huila Namibe Cunene and Cuando Cubango Provinces

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Protecting children and families

COVID-19: Impact of our emergency response in Luanda

Our COVID-19 response efforts went far beyond their purpose of spreading prevention and hygiene messages. Without a doubt, the response has improved the lives of countless children and equips social organisations to continue a legacy of good neighbourliness and volunteerism.

Click below to find out how (click here for Portuguese).

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Hunger's assault: Thousands of children in Angola affected by nutrition crisis
Hunger Emergency

Hundreds of children in Angola affected by nutrition crisis

When the paediatric unit of the biggest hospital in Benguela was taken over by an avalanche of malnutrition cases needing immediate hospitalisation, World Vision set out to provide support to the most vulnerable children. Our assessment revealed that four out of every 10 children screened for malnutrition among more than 1,300 children aged between six and 59 months in the municipalities of Benguela, Caimbambo, Catumbela, and Ganda, were malnourished.

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Although Angola is the second largest oil-producing country in Africa, many children continue to suffer.

As a child-focused organization dedicated to improving the well-being of vulnerable children, we have been working in Angola since 1989. Our teams of development professions are working to:

  • Improve the health and nutrition of children and their families;
  • Improve access to water and sanitation facilities;
  • Strengthen civil society, child protection and social protection systems;
  • Enhance education opportunities and
  • Increase family's resilience by focusing on economic development and land tenure.

Our programmes benefit approximately 1 million people each year. 

We serve all people, regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and are committed to using sustainable solutions.

30.2 million

Population, total


Capital City

69 billion

GDP (current US$)
Woman in Angola, affected by the drought

The effects of drought are still visible

Angola faced a severe drought that significantly impacted the lives of thousands of people. Large parts of Southern Angola have observed abnormal dryness as it has hardly rained during the last four years. Last year an estimated 1.4 million people were affected by the drought.

Sectors of Intervention

For broader impact, we partner with the local authorities, Institutions, donors and corporate partners.

Health and Nutrition

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Livelihoods and Resilience

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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It Takes a World

To End Parental Neglect

We are focusing on improving the lives of children by addressing parental neglect and discrimination against children living with disabilities.

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Access to Saving, transforming the lives of women in Angola


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