Frontline Stories

Africa Hunger Crisis

South Sudan


Amandru (left) and her three children walked almost four weeks to reach the refugee reception centre in Uganda.


Currently, 85% of the South Sudan refugees in Uganda are women and children.


World Vision partners with World Food Programme to distribute food for the displaced.


Somalia


The multi-year drought in Somalia causes deaths of a large number of livestock.


Thousands of nomads have been walking for hundreds of miles to look for a more fertile land.


Saîd used to have over 200 goats, but half of them died because of drought.


Ethiopia


11-year-old Joseph is forced to drop out of school so as to take care of baby brother Muluken. Despite the efforts of Joseph, his family still has no food, leaving Muluken severely malnourished.


Livestock owners cannot sell their animals in the market because their cattle and goats are too skinny.


Gulo has lost eight cows in a month. He believes that the remaining cattle will die gradually due to lack of water and food.

Kenya


9-year-old Ejiem sits with the carcass of his favorite sheep. Many animals were killed by the drought.


Lopeto, 12, holds the dried stomach of a hyena. Without food and water, people are starting to eat scavengers like hyenas and vultures.


Out of hunger, Akure and her children are sucking the marrow from donkey bones. The family’s last cow died in the night before.


Villagers line the road with carcasses of dead animals, a cry for help.


Baby Charity, 8 months, was severely malnourished. Fortunately, she got to the hospital in time for treatment.

Saving animals to save lives

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Starting a School from Scratch

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Sewing Hope in Rwanda

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Empty Promises Turned Into New Hopes

[2018/08/23] Samnang and his family used to make a living by working on their rice fields. One day, a friend from his village......

Keeping Refugee Children Safe during the Monsoons

[2018/08/19] Children in the world’s largest refugee camp now face less risk of being lost or separated from their families d......

A Tarnished Bangle Shines Again

[2018/07/30] Misha is more mature than children of her age in the community. She looks after her mother, takes care of househ......

Kicking Gender Stereotypes Out

[2018/07/11] A group of girls at one of World Vision’s Child Friendly Spaces in South Sudan are challenging gender stereotype......

Run

[2018/06/26] There are more than half a million refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently being hosted in ......

Shaking off the shackles of the past

[2018/05/28] “In the bush, we spent the days carrying guns and worrying about when the enemies were coming next,” says 17-yea......