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Childhood Rescue

In the world’s most dangerous places, life can change
in an instant.


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Survive, recover & build a future.

Millions of children live amongst conflict, disaster, political unrest & ongoing instability.  In these dangerous places children are extremely vulnerable to violence, poverty, abuse and exploitation.

To ensure these children don't miss out, World Vision designed Childhood Rescue, a specific programme that is adaptable and flexible.

Childhood Rescue can respond to urgent and arising needs with life-saving interventions, crisis recovery programmes and helping to build a future for vulnerable children.


Where is hope when you're all alone?

Featured Story

“I heard about this place, where they bring orphans so they can support us.” Masika, 12 is a war orphan and an overcomer.

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Markets in Kananga, Kasai Central Province, DRC


Realities of living in dangerous places

Discover below key issues affecting children in dangerous places.

Mahoro (17)


Children Affected by Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mahoro, 17, lives in a region of the Democratic Republic of Congo which is frequently caught in battles between rebel groups and government forces. Farmers can't work the fields and as a result, they can’t feed their children. At times, Mahoro's only meal is the one her school provides. 

Schools have had to relocate because of the constant insecurity. Mahoro's family used to sleep in the forest for fear of the conflict, but left to follow the school that they depended on for food. 

Child holding therapeutic food package


Drought and Food Shortage in Afghanistan

Cycles of drought and flash floods have been devastating for the people living in displacement camps around Herat, Afghanistan.

In 2018, a historic drought hit a large part of the country, causing harvests to fail, livestock to die, and nearby drinking wells to dry out. This drove over 150,000 people from their homes and into camps of makeshift tents with no nearby water source, where many children are suffering from severe malnutrition. 

Since then, cycles of drought and flash floods have further devastated the people living in the camps.

Mural on wall


Honduran Gang Violence

Juan is 8 years old and lives in one of the dangerous, gang-controlled neighborhoods of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, the Murder Capital of the world. He can't go to school as he might get shot crossing the street bordering a rival gang's area, and instead works on a construction site.

His family needs the income, as his brother is in jail for gang involvement. “We thought about leaving this area," Juan says, "but if we leave and come back, the gangs are going to kill us.”

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Will you help children in the world’s most dangerous places?


Your support will help children where the need is greatest to survive, recover and build a future with interventions such as:

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Preventing COVID-19 in South Sudan

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in South Sudan, World Vision has made clean water available to over 125,000 people displaced by conflict.

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Sending children back to school in Honduras

The Futuros Brillantes project, powered by World Vision, provides education and immediate assistance to families in need to keep children in schools.

School children in classroom
Fighting child marriage in Afghanistan

One in three girls in Afghanistan are married before they're 18. World Vision is working to educate girls and break the cycle of poverty.


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