At least 45 million people have been affected by monsoon flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. World Vision is responding with food assistance, health, water and sanitation, kitchen and shelter kits. The monsoon is not yet over. Sixteen million children are already affected, with hundreds of thousands left homeless and hungry.
There are currently 2,432 Canadian-supported children in the area affected by the flooding. For Canadians who want to inquire about the status of their sponsored children, please call 1-866-595-5550.
With one third of India’s people living in extreme poverty, many children in India drop out of school to work or marry early. We work with communities to set up Child Protection Units—teams of citizens trained in child rights who advocate for vulnerable kids and help them stay in school. They also work to prevent trafficking, help find missing children and assist children who have been abused.
Other priorities for World Vision India include child health, formal and informal education and the economic empowerment of families. We work with community leaders and government authorities to develop interventions that will be most likely to succeed. Today, World Vision India is impacting more than 26 million children in over 6,000 communities.