choose where your $$$ goesraise funds to fight hunger around the world OR choose a specific region to help
Raise funds to fight hunger around the world OR choose a specific region to help
World Vision works to beat hunger all over the world — providing emergency food where it’s needed, and partnering with communities to overcome hunger for good. Our ultimate goal is to equip families to put food on their own tables for years to come.
Check out some of the places in urgent need of hunger-fighting assistance, and learn more about the option of designating your Famine funds to one of these areas. After your Famine, you’ll get updates about the progress in your chosen country!
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From 1994 to 2006, Burundi suffered a violent civil war that killed more than 300,000 people and displaced nearly 1 million. As a result of this conflict, nearly two-thirds of the population now struggles to survive below the poverty line. Learn more.
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The location of one of the world’s most devastating civil wars (1996-2003), the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) faces many challenges, including ongoing conflict and large numbers of internally displaced families. Learn more.
Droughts and dwindling natural resources in Ethiopia have contributed to widespread food insecurity. One-third of the population of 84 million lives below the poverty line, and more children suffer from malnutrition than almost anywhere in the world . . . Learn more.
Families in Haiti are still struggling to rebuild from the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 220,000 people, displacing at least 1.5 million, and devastating the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Learn more.
Families in Kenya continue to struggle as a result of the food crisis that hit the Horn of Africa in 2011. At its height, a total of 3.7 million Kenyans were impacted; over 2 million remain vulnerable and in need of food, medical care, and other aid. Learn more.
Low rainfall in 2011 and 2012 led to a severe drought across the West African Sahel region, hitting hard in countries such as Mauritania. The drought has created massive food shortages, affecting an estimated 700,000 people . . . Learn more.
Niger is one of the hottest countries on earth, with the Sahara Desert stretching across four-fifths of its terrain. But for years, the rain that is critical for survival has failed to come. The people of Niger are painfully familiar with drought, hunger, and extreme poverty. Learn more.
Somalia has long suffered conflict and violence that have affected millions. In 2011, the worst drought in 60 years struck the Horn of Africa and famine was declared in Somalia, with hundreds of thousands of families forced to leave their homes in search of food. Learn more.
The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, gained independence in 2011 after decades of conflict. While progress has been made, the country faces tremendous development challenges. More than half of the population lives in poverty . . . Learn more.
United States of America
In our own backyard, one in five children are growing up in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. Even before the recession, America had one of the highest poverty rates in the industrialized world. Learn more.
Zimbabwe is burdened with extreme poverty compounded by political strife and natural disasters. In recent years, government mandates have caused hundreds of thousands of people to be plunged into homelessness and chronic hunger. Learn more.