WVSA water distribution Covid 19 response

Coronavirus crisis

Your support has never been more important

Children living in places of extreme poverty and danger now face even more suffering.

Imagine having no access to soap and water.

Imagine if lockdown meant starvation.

Imagine living in a cramped refugee camp where social distancing isn't possible.

Help us protect these children urgently now.

What you could provide

How you can help fight coronavirus

We are responding in over 70 countries, aiming to reach 72 million people, with a special focus where people are most vulnerable.

We are doing everything we can to provide soap and clean water.

We are doing everything we can to spread the word about the dangers of coronavirus.

But every single bar of soap costs money. To reach the hands of every child, we need your support.

Protect children from coronavirus

How we protect families

Why World Vision

World Vision is reaching one new person with clean water every 10 seconds and reaches three more schools every day with clean water. 

Coronavirus FAQs

  • We are responding in over 70 countries, aiming to reach 72 million people through a $350 million response, with a special focus where people are most vulnerable. 

    World Vision is focusing on countries that have significant pockets of fragility and poverty. These include urban slums, densely populated informal settlements, refugee and internally displaced people camps where lockdowns and social distancing are impossible.

  • Since we launched our response six months ago, we have already reached 45 million people, including 19 million children. We are focusing on:

    Preventing the spread: Promoting preventive behaviours in communities through social media, text messaging, radio, and other traditional channels. Distributing handwashing supplies, hygiene and cleaning kits, such as soap and clean water.

    Strengthening health systems: Including providing health systems and workers with personal protective equipment such as soap, masks, latex gloves, training and equipping some of the global network of community health workers.

    Supporting children impacted by Covid-19, through education, child protection and food security: Including cash and voucher distribution; food security assistance; support savings groups, providing mental health and psychosocial support for children and families, helping families to help continue children’s education remotely.

    Collaborating and advocating to protect vulnerable children: Including influencing policy changes at global, regional and national levels to improve the international responses to COVID-19, working with faith leaders, the UN and others.

  • The virus is present in places where World Vision has existing development projects and some children are showing symptoms of the virus. The safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children is our highest priority.

    If a child become seriously ill from coronavirus or any other illness and they consent to sharing their medical condition, we will contact sponsors as soon as we can.

    If you have any questions about your sponsorship, or about World Vision’s work at this time, please do get in touch with us on 011 285 1700 or email us on enquiriesza@wvi.org 

    Due to government restrictions, our office is currently closed for most staff. This means we aren't able to process incoming mail or send letters. If we have your email address, then we'll switch our letter-based communication to email while restrictions are in place. 

  • Donateto support World Vision South Africa's COVID-19 Emergency Response.

    Stay informed. We’ll keep you updated here with the latest developments in our communities and how to help if you join our supporter list.

    Pray for vulnerable children and their communities impacted by COVID-19. 

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