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Help for the Helpless
Hope for the Hopeless

World Vision Partners and you can provide various forms of aid in socio-politically unstable regions where Child Sponsorship cannot be implemented. Together we will help children and families see through hardship and develop their resilience to embrace a brighter future.






Survival

Overcoming malnutrition


South Sudan

  • Over 4 million displaced by a civil war*
  • Over 2.4 million have fled to neighbouring countries^
  • Conflict persists and economy fails

  • *UNOCHA & UNHCR, May 2018
    ^UNHCR, May 2018

    13-month-old Rhoda is one of the over 1 million children in South Sudan who suffered from malnutrition. When she first came to the clinic, the weak Rhoda was severely malnourished and had malaria, making her reluctant to eat.

    Since enrolling in the World Vision nutrition programme, Rhoda had to take a peanut paste fortified with added vitamins and minerals to gain weight and to become healthy again. Throughout the weekly check-ups at the clinic, Rhoda’s mother remained hopeful that her child’s condition would improve. Indeed, Rhoda is making good progress. Wearing a smile on her face, she can now attempt a few steps and even interact with other babies at the clinic.




    Recovery

    Enjoying clean water in dry land


    Afghanistan

  • 40 years of conflict, drought and economic instability
  • Few job opportunities, rising poverty rate and worsening environment
  • Mountainous and remote

  • Since 2001, World Vision has been working in Afghanistan. In Badghis Province, there are two villages with about 350 households. In the past, as water supply network was non-existent, children had to walk 30 minutes a day to fetch water from a nearby river, regardless of the seasons. The river was muddy and contained worms, regularly causing children’s stomach pains, diarrhoea, vomiting and belly cramps.

    Things began to change for the better when World Vision built two solar-powered water networks. Each network contains one borehole, a metallic head tank, solar panels, solar submersible water pump and a distribution branch of water pipes. Children no longer have to make the daily journey to the river or worry about falling ill, as each household can now collect clean water from water taps close to their homes. Children now have more time for schoolwork and games, while families can spend the medical expenses saved on food and school supplies.




    Hope

    Regaining confidence


    Syria

  • Conflict broke out in 2011
  • Over 6.6 million displaced internally*
  • More than 5.6 million seeking refuge in other countries^

  • *UNOCHA, March 2018
    ^UNHCR, March 2018

    7-year-old Ahmad left for Lebanon with his family as a baby, not long after the conflict in Syria broke out. When Ahmad was 6, a hot tea pot accidentally fell on his arm, leaving him severely burned. As his parents were unable to afford proper medical care, scars were left on his arm.

    After World Vision staff visited his family, Ahmad was invited to attend an early education centre for refugees at no cost. This was his first experience of education and he was excited. Every morning, he would learn basic literacy and numeracy. He would draw, play games, make friends and eat snacks. These activities are especially important to refugee children. Not only do they get a chance to continue with their education, but they have also found a cure to their psychological wounds through games and socialising. Since attending the centre, Ahmad has shown significant improvement. Previously, he was ashamed of his scars and reluctant to participate, but now he is very confident and active in class.