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According to the World Malaria Report released in November 2017, there were 216 million cases of malaria in 2016, up from 211 million cases in 2015. About 90% of cases occur in the African region. Children under 5 years of age are particularly susceptible to infection in areas with high malaria transmission. More than 70% of all malaria deaths occur in this age group.

In Kenya, successive droughts and flash floods have destroyed infrastructure, leaving the locals and livestock struggling with serious water scarcity. While World Vision is building a new water pipeline to bring water to the area, we also provide temporary relief in the form of a 25,000 litre water truck that comes twice per week to the village.

“Sometimes, I go to the centre to talk to other caregivers and also give my time to support the teachers in taking care of the children in the ECCD centre,” says Mrs Daw. “(The) children look so happy as they play, read poems, sing songs and learn. I am also happy to see my children and other (children) playing and learning happily in the ECCD centre.”

Rahila is 11. She lives in a traditional Afghan community where education for girls is often discouraged. Tremendous determination is needed to convince male family members to allow girls to attend school. Two of her sisters were married off when they were 14 and 16 years old.

Overnight, Khna Ny and his two brothers became orphans. The youngest of them was only three. All three were at high risk of malnutrition, and were on the verge of not receiving an education. But this did not have to be. 

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