World Vision has carried out emergency relief work in China since 1982. In recent years, despite enjoying a rapid economic growth, China has seen the rise of various social issues, such as the rural-urban disparity in development and the widening gap between the rich and the poor. While the attention is on the country's economic achievements, the impoverished left-behind children, migrant children, orphans and children with disability are often neglected.
Left-behind children refers to those rural children whose parents have left for the city to work, that they have to live apart from their parents. More job opportunities and higher wages in the cities have drawn a large number of farmers to work in cities.
Due to the lack of direct support from their parents, left-behind children have to face their challenges from daily lives, studying and growing, resulting in them being more prone to having emotional or behavioural problems.
Donations will also be used to support relief and rehabilitation work, and promote disaster preparedness in China.