They are living in the worst places to be a child, exposed to abuse and exploitation of all kinds. For many, a safe, secure childhood is the stuff of dreams and memories. 

Wars, economic disasters and food crises force children from their homes and communities, toward battlefields, hazardous labour or child marriage. 

Raw Hope invites Canadians to protect and restore children and families in crisis. We must not turn away in anger. We must act. 

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Raw Hope helps start the healing

Raw Hope helps start the healing

Protect children growing up in disaster and conflict.

Childhood is sacred - no matter what.

What does Raw Hope do?

Raw Hope works to help vulnerable children and families in unstable regions. We provide essentials like food, water, shelter, medicine as well as safe places for children to play, learn and receive counselling.

Where does Raw Hope work?

Raw Hope works in countries like Iraq, Syria, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. Our response to the Rohingya crisis spans both Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Why is Raw Hope effective?

World Vision brings decades of experience working in places facing conflict, as well as social and economic turmoil. We respond in partnership with other agencies on the ground, to meet children’s needs as quickly and effectively as possible.

How does Raw Hope go beyond food, water, shelter and medicine?

We’re on hand to help child survivors heal from the unthinkable. Raw Hope helps prevent the abuse of children that is so common in unstable regions and offers care to survivors of such tragedies. We work closely with governments, championing long-term solutions to conflict and instability.

How do you make my money go the distance?

We combine your Raw Hope pledge with those of other Canadians. We leverage those funds by securing government grants which allow us to help even more families. We partner with other aid agencies to maximize our impact in responding to children in crisis.

Why can’t I sponsor a child in a dangerous region?

Raw Hope regions are, by their very nature, too unstable and unpredictable for long-term sponsorship programs. Families move frequently as they escape danger and look for safety. Raw Hope is the very best way to respond in these contexts.

What will I receive as a monthly Raw Hope donor?

As a Raw Hope partner, you’ll receive sharable stories and updates from the projects you are supporting. We’ll show you the life-changing impact you’re having on some of the world’s most vulnerable children and families.

Return their childhoods. Protect their futures. Through Raw Hope, you’ll help provide children and families with:

Child Eating
Child eating

Safe, secure places to rest, play, learn and receive counselling.

2 children at school

Life-saving essentials like nutritious food, clean water and shelter. 

2 Child learning at school
A mother with her newborn child

Healthcare access and medicine for babies, children and mothers.

Children walking in line carry pots on head.

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Sharable proof. Stories of hope.

See how your pledge is hard at work in places like Syria, Myanmar, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic to help: 

  • save lives, protect children
  • restore health and dignity
  • work toward long-term solutions 

And deeply fulfilling.

Watching things on television about different places in the world, and listening to the news media, I think this is one of the most important things to do-reach out to children in the worlds most dangerous places

– Raw Hope Donor

And deeply fulfilling.

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Sharable proof. Stories of hope.

Safe places to rest, play, learn and receive counselling.

Healthcare access and medicine for babies, children and mothers.

Life-saving essentials like nutritious food, clean water and shelter.