Since the Taliban seized power on 15 August 2021, the economy has deteriorated to the point of total collapse. The pre-existing crisis, including drought, COVID-19, loss of livelihood, rising food prices, reduced inflow remittances, together with the recent conflicts have driven the country into a humanitarian catastrophe. Almost 95% of the population is unable to access adequate food supplies. We are committed to continually improve the resilience of vulnerable households to food insecurity, strengthen health, WASH facilities and provide child protection services for at-risk children.
As the Syrian civil war marks its 12th year with no end in sight, children have been forced to grapple with fear, loss, grief and hunger. Every year, World Vision reaches almost 3 million people in the areas of health, WASH, social support, education, nutrition and livelihood. But 13.5 million people are still in need of humanitarian aid. Recurring attacks on health infrastructures and schools hamper the prospects for child survival. A whole generation of Syrians are trapped in a cycle of poverty and violence. We need to keep the light on for Syrian Children.
The world's largest refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, is home to one million Rohingya refugees, half of whom are children. More than 30,000 children are born in the camp every year with no safe place to live, food to eat, or opportunity to learn. In a bid to ease the congestion, 32,000 Rohingya refugees have been relocated to an offshore island of Bangladesh, known as Bhasan Char. World Vision is providing child-friendly spaces that will offer holistic support in child protection, education and nutrition for Rohingya child refugees.
Five years on from the Marawi Siege, the armed conflict between the government forces and militants in Marawi, many families are still living in transitional shelters and host communities that lack necessary services for health, education, water and food. Poverty abounds and tension remains high as outlawed armed groups continue to persist. World Vision is promoting peacebuilding for children, improving access to education, health and nutrition services, and rolling out child protection programmes in schools to protect children from violence.