We don’t say, ‘world’s most dangerous places’ to get more clicks!

When you’re seven years old and have a job instead of a school bag.

When bombs are dropping and you’re forced to flee your home, alone.

When running water, medicine and regular food is a distant memory, there is no doubt, you are one of the most vulnerable children in the world.

Childhood Rescue exists so children living in places often deemed, 'just too dangerous' don't have to miss out.

Take a scroll to East DRC with us, we'll see how despite ongoing conflict and danger your gifts are helping children in seriously amazing ways!

Press play to see how creative solutions are feeding minds & stomachs in East DRC!

And the report card is in...

When 73 schools distribute essential food items for 45,000 students it looks something like this...

An icon of an open book

School attendance, up

An icon of a bowl with cutlery

Malnutrition rates, down

An icon of a child being protected

Student mental health & community well being, up

East DRC school student, Clemence receives her bag of maize meal, along with salt & beans. This distribution is run in partnership with the WFP and local school communities. Our food programmes distribute nutritional 'staple' food items allowing families to use their small means to purchase items of choice for the household. This may include medicine, soap, fresh vegetables or items for children.

Geoffrey Denye

In official UN circles ‘dangerous places’ are called fragile contexts. No matter the terminology, they are complex places to be a child and require programs that can adapt quickly to provide support despite threats and constant changes.

Across our projects in Afghanistan, Honduras, DRC and Southern Philippines the extreme challenges faced by children look very similar. Conflict, food insecurity, violence, displacement, lack of opportunity for schooling or employment and underlying extreme poverty are all apart of life for children living in the world's most dangerous places.

In late 2019, community leaders met with the World Vision Childhood Rescue team to begin their initial workshops. Key priorities were voted upon. Despite constant threat, armed conflict & political tensions the Binza, East DRC project has successfully been addressing severe malnutrition in children under 5, income generation activities & women's savings groups, food production initiatives to combat climate change & growing better commercial crops and the re-building of 16 broken wells to ensure access to clean water for thousands of families.

Patrick Abega

In our 70 years of humanitarian work we have learnt that nothing truly changes without the community. When a Childhood Rescue project begins you can be assured it begins right where it should, with the community and its leaders.

After initial workshops, the project priorities are chosen and the ongoing responsibilities and ownership is shared. This approach promotes genuine partnership and ensures agency within the community and individuals.

What might start with a 'click' can become seriously, life-changing!

Rest assured your gift reaches places many deem 'impossible', helping resilient and deserving children survive, recover and build a future.

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Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country of vast natural wealth. Its natural resources include diamonds, gold, cobalt and oil. Yet these riches have brought suffering to its people. The decades-long armed violence between government and various rebel forces nicknamed “Africa’s world war” has crippled the country.

  • Rebel groups have taken over vast amounts of land, starving civilians and crippling the nation's economy
  • Sexual violence is widespread
  • Measles and Ebola outbreaks have hit impoverished Congolese communities
Over 6 million

people have died from waves of war and famines over the last twenty years