Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
about our response to COVID-19.
Update: impact of Beirut explosion
A massive explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed over 130 people and injured thousands more. The latest reports indicate that your sponsored child’s community in Lebanon has not been impacted by the explosion. Our sponsor-supported communities also remain safe and secure. World Vision is already on the ground assisting thousands of children and families who have been affected. Learn more
about our emergency response and how you can help.
Lebanon currently hosts more than one million Syrians who have fled their homes, half of whom are children. World Vision’s Syria Crisis Response has reached approximately 1.1 million people, including more than 374,000 in Lebanon who are assisted with food, cash, access to improved water and sanitation and child protection services.
Shortages of food and medicine, coupled with little or no family income, force young Syrian girls into early marriage and cause other children to beg in the streets. Native-born children in Lebanon are also vulnerable to the effects of poverty including violence, dropping out of school, and abuse. World Vision promotes child rights while improving job opportunities for parents so they can better meet the needs of their children.