Too many girls and boys in MEER, have their childhoods severely damaged by conflict, natural disaster, migration and forced displacement. On the run to seek protection and well-being, they find their way to camps, host communities, and foreign lands where they experience further violence and lack even basic support. They are unable to make up for lost education, forced to marry, suffer from preventable diseases, and even starvation. They face harsh environmental conditions including dangerous cold and scorching heat, explosive hazards, damaged water and sanitation networks, and even grave violations of their rights including sexual abuse, killing, maiming and recruitment into armed groups.
World Vision in the Middle East and Eastern Europe are helping children to grow up in some of the toughest contexts, which become more complex every day. World Vision is supporting children on the move and in armed conflict, in a region beset by climate change and now a global pandemic.
World Vision Middle East and Eastern Europe office is working with the most vulnerable children in 13 countries: (Afghanistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria Crisis Response, Jordan, Turkey, Jerusalem - West Bank - Gaza, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia. Romania and Yemen).
This work is coordinated and supported by technical experts at the regional office, which is located in Cyprus.