You make our life-changing work possible. Last year, supporters helped us reach more than four million people around the world suffering from hunger due to forces out of their control, like conflict, disaster and drought.
Now, children and families in some of the most desperate circumstances in the world have a chance of overcoming poverty.
At just 18-years-old, Monira has carried a weight on her shoulders far beyond her years. She fled Myanmar with her two children to the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh where many children suffer from malnutrition, infection and disease.
With the help of supporters, World Vision runs a life-saving program that helps to prevent and manage modern acute malnutrition in children. Trained World Vision nutrition staff provide high-energy supplementary food and train families in cooking nutritious food.
“I am happy to receive the sugee (cereal). I was only feeding my children rice, but now I give them this cereal. I want them to be healthier and stronger,” says Monira.
Monira and her children are a part of the Food for Training program which provides families in need with emergency food in exchange for participation training. Families are equipped with the tools and knowledge to create sustainable livelihoods and break the cycle of poverty. Training can include nutrition, hygiene, home gardening, food preservation, entrepreneurship, gender equality, peacebuilding and child protection.
Young 10-year-old Ring used to feel so hungry that he could barely manage to stay awake in class. Dangerous conflict in his home country left his family food insecure, with enough to feed him only once per day. Hunger means so much more than a grumbling stomach – it stops a child from learning, growing and reaching their full potential.
Fortunately, with the support of generous people like you, World Vision can run a school meals program which provides children with daily nutritious meals to help them feel nourished and more motivated to learn. Having food at school every day not only improves child health, it increases a child’s ability to achieve academic success and is an incentive for parents to keep their children in school.
"Before the food arrived, we couldn’t play much, we were tired. Now we are very happy,” said Ring, who has big dreams for the future. “I want to be the President. I will stop the war,” he said.
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^Food assistance is provided through programs involving a more complex understanding of people’s long-term nutritional needs and of the diverse approaches required to meet them.
Excess funds: Should funds raised for the BIA exceed the amount required to fund World Vision's work in delivering food assistance and other essential supplies provided by the World Food Programme and other United Nations agencies, World Vision will use the excess funds in other work to help communities respond to the long-term effects of food insecurity.