Where are the fragile contexts?
World Vision is working in many countries defined as fragile, including Afghanistan, Somalia and South Sudan. We make good use of the donations of World Vision Partners to plan short-, middle-, and long- term project models according to each place’s specific needs, addressing not only their most urgent issues, but also helping them recover from their traumatic experiences and rebuild their communities.
The following countries each face very challenging circumstances and are in need of your support:
Apart from the recent events, Afghanistan is facing a very severe drought and food crisis, with 18.4 million people, or about half of the country’s population, in need of humanitarian assistance, including over 1 million acutely malnourished children. The UN World Food Programme recently warned that aid supplies had to reach tough-to-access locations before winter sets in or huge numbers of people could face death. In light of the latest situation in the country, some of our projects are currently suspended, but our mobile health clinics and food distribution activities have been resumed to respond to the most urgent needs.
Somalia has been affected by decades of conflict, as well as frequent natural disasters severed by climate change, greatly hampering development. Living constantly at risk and in poverty, and facing the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people in Somalia are enduring suffering extreme hardships. About 6 million out of Somalia’s 15-million population are in need of humanitarian assistance. Apart from emergency responses, World Vision also runs projects in food security, education, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and nutrition and peace building to provide long-term assistance for the neediest groups.
In 2013, just two years after its independence, South Sudan was caught in a massive armed conflict which led to a serious humanitarian crisis. While the violence is yet to cease, recurring floods, droughts and other extreme weather events caused by climate change, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, have all further aggravated South Sudan’s economic and food crises. According to latest estimates, over 7.2 million people in South Sudan, or 60% of the population, are facing food insecurity.