In May 2022, World Vision launched a Global Hunger Response to meet the immediate food needs of the worlds’ most vulnerable as nearly 50 million people were facing starvation and in need of urgent life-saving assistance. This Response targets girls and boys living in some of the most difficult, dangerous, and desperate parts of the globe.
See how our efforts are making a difference in the lives of hungry and vulnerable children and their families.
World Vision is responding to hunger in every country we work in. We identified 28 countries in need of urgent, life-saving support, due to high numbers of people currently living in or on the verge of famine-like conditions.
We're aiming to reach the most vulnerable children and their families being affected by hunger with food, livelihoods, and protection. We focus our impact on areas with pre-existing vulnerability and fragility, where children are most at risk: places affected by conflict, urban slums, and refugee settlements.
People reached through our Global Hunger Response
. . . including 10,724,158 children.
Objective 1: Improve access to food for affected houses
People reached with cash and voucher assistance
Cash and voucher assistance distributed
Children receiving hot meals and/or dry rations through school feeding
People reached with (in-kind) food assistance
Objective 2: Increase access to curative and preventive quality emergency health and nutrition services
People reached through primary health-care support
Children reached through management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and moderate acute malnutrition (MAM)
Children recovered from SAM
Primary caregivers benefited from infant and young child feeding (IYCF) promotion and action oriented sessions and counselling
Objective 3: Improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene promotion services to mitigate water-borne diseases
People with access to clean, potable water
People that have participated in emergency hygiene promotion activities with appropriate supplies
Faith leaders engaged on hygiene promotion activities
Objective 4: Ensure protection for children, women, and vulnerable groups including psychosocial support and provision of dignity kits for reproductive age girls and women
People receiving prevention messages on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and/or positive coping strategies
including faith leaders engaged in disseminating prevention messages on PSEA and/or positive coping mechanisms
People receiving psychosocial support
Objective 5: Household resilience to food insecurity and livelihoods-related shocks
Households provided with conditional cash or vouchers to procure agricultural physical assets
Households provided with livelihood physical agricultural assets
Households growing crops that are resilient to climate hazards/ stresses
People trained in climate change resilient farming practices
*Numbers and statistics reflect World Vision's Global Hunger Response. For complete information, please see the most recent situation report.
**Responding includes field programming and/or fundraising.