Raw Hope

“My walk Through the park
turned into a run for my life”



Raw Hope

“My walk Through the park
turned into a run for my life”



Living in one of the world’s most dangerous places is Shaima’s reality, but it’s not her only story. Despite her fears, she fled her home in Syria to find a new beginning with her family.

In places like Syria, danger is a constant threat. Anything and everything can happen all at once, without warning. Children and families didn’t choose this life of constant disruption, but we can choose to stand with them and face it together.

Where the need is the greatest

Realities of living in dangerous places

Yuda, 17 sits on a bench in view through a hole in the wall.

South Sudan: Civil War

Since 2013, civil war has torn through South Sudan, killing over 400,000 people and turning thousands of children into soldiers, like Yuda above.

A mother sits with her child on her lap in rural Somalia.

Somalia: Hunger

Across Somalia, more than 2.2 million people face severe hunger. People are reliant on income from herding goats and camels, but most of those flocks are now dead, leaving little way to pay for food.

Malak, 8, sits at a desk in Mosul, Iraq. A scar surrounds her left eye, a remnant from being blinded during a firefight.

Iraq: Caught in the Crossfire

As violence gripped the city of Mosul, Malak, 8, was caught in the crossfire and shot seven times. She was blinded in her left eye and continues to suffer from the emotional trauma.

Dangerous places, flexible ways to make an impact.

Help children in the world’s most dangerous places survive, recover and build a future.

Your donation will help children in the world’s most dangerous places survive, through providing life’s essentials like food, water and shelter; recover from trauma they experienced and equip them to rebuild their future.

​ Water and Sanitation


Health Care

Food and Nutrition

Support Services


Child Protection

Your donation breakdown

Exdentitures: 80.8%25 Programs, 13.1%25 Core mission support (Fundraising), 6.1 Core mission support (Administration)

More about your donation

World Vision has been working in the world’s most dangerous places for over 30 years. In countries affected by conflict and where social safety nets are limited or non-existent, World Vision is there for the long haul, helping communities survive, adapt and thrive. This includes the provision of food, water, shelter and space for children and families to heal.

You’ll receive a welcome email as well as sharable stories and quarterly updates from projects located in some of the most challenging place around the world. We’ll keep you informed on the life-changing impact your donation is having on children and family’s whose lives are at risk.

To ensure that donations are used responsibly, we stretch our resources in a few ways. We combine your Raw Hope donation with those of other Canadians. Then, we leverage those funds by securing government grants or partnering with other organizations like the World Food Programme to maximize our life-changing impact on children in crisis.

We’re on hand to help child survivors heal from trauma they’ve experienced. World Vision also helps to prevent abuse of children that can occur in unstable regions – where national organizations and agencies are unable to provide support and assistance.

Our “Child Friendly Spaces” provide young people with a safe place to play, participate in activities, access education and learn about their rights to health and protection. We work closely with governments and other partners to champion long-term solutions.

Definitely, yes! Over 95% of World Vision staff are locally hired. Because staff have firsthand knowledge in the region, World Vison can identify with community members unique needs and priorities. This approach improves the sustainability of our work.