"...then I wake up in fear."

Somsida's recurring nightmare since fleeing Myanmar.

World Vision Canada

helps where the need is greatest.

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“In my dreams people are running, shouting, fighting, crying—then I wake up in fear.”


This is the recurring nightmare of 11-year-old Somsida, whose family fled Myanmar for Bangladesh after witnessing the death of family members, and the torching of homes in their village. Somsida’s family was one of the first 3,050 refugee families to receive food aid from World Vision since the violence erupted in August. 

Robban, Somsida’s mother, beams on receiving rice, beans, oil, salt and sugar, “We are so happy. What can I say, thank you for your help!”


An "instant" refuge crisis

World Vision's Raw Hope initiative supports families and others who live in the world's most dangerous places. 

Your monthly or one-time donation will help:

  • provide lifesaving essentials such as nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, shelter and basic household items

  • distribute medicine and healthcare

  • create safe places for children to learn and play

  • provide services and programs to prevent sexual violence and abuse, and support survivors

  • build long-term solutions to help make high-risk regions more secure and resilient

Your Raw Hope gift ensures we can help bring immediate relief to children and their families and work toward long-term solutions in countries that are too unstable for child sponsorship to be established.



Where is my money going?

Raw Hope works in the most unstable areas of the world to provide protection and a chance of survival for the most vulnerable children and families.

Your Raw Hope donation will help supply immediate essentials like food, healthcare, education and access to clean water. Donations are also used for long term solutions that help build the resilience of families in unstable countries. Raw Hope works in Iraq, Afghanistan, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic and Syria.

Why can't I sponsor a child in these areas?

Raw Hope works in the most dangerous places where it is difficult and inefficient to establish child sponsorship programs. Before Raw Hope, World Vision had to rely on intermittent sources of funding which made it difficult to reach and support those most in need.

Am I able to select which country my donations will go to?

To be flexible and maximize impact, Raw Hope program experts use your monthly donations where most needed in any of the countries Raw Hope works in.

What will I receive as a monthly Raw Hope donor?

Every Raw Hope monthly partner receives a quarterly email with project updates and news on the impact made in the lives of vulnerable children and families.


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In this fiscal year, World Vision Canada anticipates raising $431 million in total revenue for its community development, emergency relief and advocacy work, of which approximately 15.9% will be used for necessary fundraising. In cases where donations exceed what is needed or where local conditions prevent program implementation, World Vision Canada will redirect funds to similar activities to help people in need. World Vision Canada is federally incorporated and located in Mississauga, Ontario. For more information, or for a copy of our latest audited financial statements, please visit our website at www.worldvision.ca or contact Director, Supporter Care at 1 800 844-7993.

The immediate crisis began August 25th  when a violent uprising forced thousands of children and familes to flee for their lives from Myanmar’s west coast, into neighbouring Bangladesh. More than 800,000 people have been displaced, arriving with next to nothing and are living precariously in makeshift shelters. They lack all basic necessities: clean water, food, health care and sanitation. 

The need is great. Refugees, like Somsida, need your support now.

Working as part of a global relief effort coordinated by the United Nations, World Vision’s goal is to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of 115,000 Myanmar refugees. Our priorities will be  food assistance, shelter, child protection, and water and sanitation—particularly for orphaned children, women-led families, and the elderly. 

But we need your help to reach this goal.

World Vision's response

Help provide for the world’s most vulnerable children

Raw Hope works with children at risk, or in immediate danger, in places like Myanmar/Bangladesh, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Central African Republic and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.