World Vision's Response
World Vision South Africa believes that every child and family have the right to access nutritious food each day to live a healthy life. Meeting immediate food needs helps free vulnerable households from having to devote their time and energy to securing the most basic components of their diet. Ensuring access also helps families to invest in making their farms more productive, their meals more nutritious, and can positively contribute to better education outcomes of children. To ensure children and families do not have to go to bed hungry, World Vision South Africa provides life-saving food and cash assistance to communities, schools and vulnerable groups in times of emergencies.
World Vision South Africa’s food assistance programmes in emergencies distributes food directly to vulnerable groups, including women, minorities, children and families, and people living with disabilities. As the most vulnerable population in a food emergency, it is essential we prioritize these groups to prevent them from falling further into poverty, increase vulnerability to exploitation or using harmful coping strategies.
World Vision South Africa is committed to serving the most vulnerable – but we cannot do this work alone, with your support, and by working with partners, government institutions, corporations, faith communities, at global, regional and local level, we are able to reach more vulnerable communities every year.