This brief sounds the alarm on the crisis of child food poverty – a state where young children are not fed the bare minimum number of food groups they need in early childhood. It presents data to illustrate how many children are experiencing food poverty, how many children are living in severe food poverty, what their diets look like, where they live – including in which households, communities and countries – and how these metrics have changed over time.
The purpose of this brief is to spark conversation on the critical connection between climate, mobility and childhood – and its implications for policy and investment. By looking at what we know, where the worst impacts of climate change, fragility and conflict overlap, and where child mobility is both a consequence and a coping strategy, we get a clearer picture of how mobility can be leveraged to turn these challenges into opportunities – with and for children and young people uprooted from their homes.
In 2021, World Vision published its first analysis of the differences in the cost of a common food basket in Price Shocks: How COVID-19 is triggering a pandemic of child malnutrition and what is needed to prevent this from happening. The World Vision survey conducted for that report revealed the devastating impacts of rising food prices in the Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa on the most vulnerable. In a follow-up
survey conducted in 2022, World Vision again looked at the lingering impacts of the pandemic, as well as the crises and drivers further compounding these rising costs, their impact on the worsening global hunger crisis and, ultimately, what this means for the most vulnerable girls and boys.
The climate crisis is rapidly accelerating and with it, heatwaves are becoming longer, stronger, more widespread and more frequent. Already, around 559 million children are exposed to high heatwave frequency and around 624 million children are exposed to one of three other high heat measures - high heatwave duration, high heatwave severity or extreme high temperatures. This report provides yet more evidence that children are on the front lines of the climate crisis.
This year’s adolescent-friendly report provides a new resource for girl advocates featuring first of its kind data analysis on the quantitative effect of conflict on child marriage, as well as longitudinal research based on more than 600 interviews with young women and girls married as children.
Climate change isn’t a threat to the future. For the world’s 2.4 billion children, it’s a global emergency today. The Generation Hope report sets out why this emergency is deeply connected to inequality – including compelling new evidence on the scale of the combined climate and inequality crisis. A staggering 774 million children face the dual threat of poverty and climate emergency.
This report summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on the links between informal e-waste recycling activities and health outcomes in children. As many as 18 million children and adolescents and 12.9 million women, including an unknown number of women of childbearing age, may be at risk from adverse health outcomes linked to e-waste recycling.
The Out of the Shadows Index (OOSI)
benchmarks how 60 countries (home to
approximately 85% of the global population
of children) are preventing and responding
This publication uses data to
illustrate how child marriage and
schooling are related, showing
the likelihood of child marriage
among populations with different
levels of education, as well as the
educational status of girls who are
child brides today.
It is estimated that 244
million children and youth
between the ages of 6 and 18
worldwide were out of school
in 2021. The results are
based on a new, improved
way of measuring, which
and survey data, following
a similar approach to the
one applied before in the
estimation of flagship health
indicators. The estimates
confirm that, even before
the onset of COVID-19,
progress in reducing the
out-of-school population had