You can provide 18x more impact for hungry children and families

You can provide 18x more impact for hungry children and families


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Every dollar you give goes so much further

This year, the value of your donation will once again be multiplied 18 times through our partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Every dollar you give will go so much further to help hungry children and families in 14 countries through emergency food and cash distributions and support to meet long-term food needs.


Here’s the impact supporters like you made possible in 2019

5,229,115

hungry people reached.

33,406

metric tonnes of food distributed in 16 countries.

534,517

children received nutritious school meals.


Stories of impact




Stronger together

With all the conflict in the world resulting in brokenness and hunger, it’s great to have a partner like World Vision who clearly understand that there’s nothing more powerful than loving your neighbour as yourself.

– David Beasley, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme and World Vision

FAQ's

The UN World Food Programme provides us with emergency food assistance and and we distribute the food, tools and training to overcome hunger for good. Our focus is on increasing our programming in areas where we already work and our costs per person have reduced, meaning we can provide 18 times more impact with your donation.
The tax deduction you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. You can use our Tax Donation Calculator to estimate the potential tax benefit based on your donation amount and income bracket.

The United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For over three decades, World Vision has been partnering with the UN WFP to deliver food assistance.

The UN WFP provides food and supplies, while we ensure these reach those most in need. We also use our expertise in long-term development to deliver food as part of comprehensive food assistance programming - including livelihoods training, school feeding programs and food for assets initiatives.

 

Should funds raised for the Big Impact Appeal 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.

^ Your donation will help support activities including general food distribution, vulnerable group feeding, cash and voucher distribution, food for work and school meals programs.


Stories


"This food is saving our lives."

Impact story

Khadiza* and her family are among 740,000 Rohingya who fled extreme violence in Myanmar in August 2017. Today, over two-and-half years later, they live in the world’s largest refugee settlement in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

In 2019, supporters like you helped to provide Khadiza’s family and many others with essential food supplies and hope for the future. 

"We passed very hard times when we first arrived in the camp," she recalls. "There was chaos everywhere and it was very disorganised. We ran with crowds to get food to save our children and ourselves. Sometimes we got something, sometimes not."

Conditions have improved dramatically since then. In partnership with the UN World Food Programme, World Vision provides Khadiza’s family of five with monthly rations of 60kg of rice, 18kg of lentils and six litres of cooking oil.

"We are happy with the food assistance that we receive from the distribution point," says Khadiza. "Everything is systematic and organised there."

*Name changed to protect identity.

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“We get enough food here to have proper meals for our family. This food is saving our lives.”


Khadiza, preparing a lunch of rice and bottle gourds for her children back in their shelter.

Khadiza* collecting her families monthly rations of rice, lentils and oil from World Vision’s distribution point in Camp 9.




Climate action reducing hunger risks

Impact story

Mother of four, Elham, from Sudan’s South Darfur State, has become a successful producer of fuel-efficient cooking stoves with the help of supporters like you.

She is one of 500 women in South Darfur benefiting from a safety net program run by World Vision and the UN World Food Programme.

"I was very grateful when I was selected to be trained on how to make stoves," the mother of four shared. "We heavily rely on farming to earn a living but it alone is not sufficient to meet all of our needs."

Elham also received cash to buy the raw materials needed to make her stoves. She now produces about 30 stoves a week and sells them at a nearby market to earn income for her family.  

"My first sales gave me the confidence boost I needed to know that this business could grow bigger and guarantee a better education for our children," explained Elham. 

The stoves that Elham makes help reduce deforestation because they consume much less charcoal than the traditional cooking methods used by families in her local area.  

Deforestation is a key cause of poor soil fertility and it contributes to droughts and flash flooding that destroy food crops in communities like Elham’s.  

By making eco-friendly cookstoves, she is not only contributing to her own family’s long-term food security but making a positive difference to the local environment and for other families in her community. 

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Elham is one of 500 women in Sudan’s South Darfur state supported through a cash-based assistance programme


The stoves are designed to keep the heat of charcoal longer than the traditional stoves, minimising the impact of the community’s actions on the environment.

Elham is one of 500 women in Sudan’s South Darfur state supported through a cash-based assistance programme




Excitement and relief on distribution day

Impact story

During 2019, generous supporters like you helped to feed around 360,000 refugees in northern Uganda who’ve fled violence in neighbouring countries including South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 

On distribution day, refugees living in settlements across the region flock to their allocated distribution centre run by World Vision and the UN World Food Programme to collect their monthly ration of staples including rice, flour, beans and cooking oil. 

Among those regularly receiving this food is 34-year-old Butoto, who was forced to flee the DRC with her three children when violence erupted in her village and claimed her husband’s life.

After lining up in the hot sun along with 5,000 others, Butoto is grateful when she’s ushered into the warehouse to collect her family’s ration.

Rice is the children’s favourite, but they are always excited with whatever she brings home to them. Butoto’s daughter Alina, aged 10, enjoys helping her mum cook before the family sits down together to share their meal. 

Behind the scenes, making sure that families like Butoto’s receive the food they need, are dedicated distribution staff like Suzan. She leads a team of about 15 people recruited from the local area. 

"I love giving back to people," Suzan says. "I never want to see people hungry or suffering so it gives me great joy to serve food to such vulnerable groups."

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Butoto regularly receives month rations of food for herself and her family


Butoto cooking rice from their food staples


Suzan is a distribution staff worker who helps distribute food.




Climate change drives alarming rise in hunger

Need story

Christila is among 3 million children in southern Africa caught in the grip of extreme hunger. In Angola, the worst drought in 38 years has destroyed crops and plunged thousands of families into a desperate fight for survival. 

When her mother Muchilange brought her to a hospital in southern Angola, Christila weighed just 6kgs; she had a raging fever and was weak and lethargic.  

She has improved somewhat with medical treatment, but still has a long way to go. And Muchilange worries what might happen when they leave the hospital. 

"When we had plenty of food, we’d eat three times a day," Muchilange explains. "But now that we don’t have much, we just eat once a day … We are hungry."

The growing impacts of climate change across southern Africa are driving an alarming increase in child malnutrition. In the past two years, the region has experienced three major cyclones, floods, a crippling drought as well as record high temperatures. 

With widespread crop failure, families are resorting to harmful coping mechanisms just to put food on the table for another day – more young girls are being married off and children are dropping out of school to try and find work. 

We must act now to help save the lives of children like Christila. Your donation can help meet immediate food needs and enable families to build resilience to an increasing number of climate-related disasters. 

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Christilia was very sick from not eating enough nutritious food


Drought not only affects people, it is affecting stock animals


Muchilange, Christila's mother, is worried what could happen to her daughter