Commitments to action

World Vision’s Commitments to Addressing Food System Failures to Those Affected by Disasters

World Vision International

Conflict, climate-related, and health disasters cause major disruptions to food systems, with devastating consequences for the people that depend on them. National social protection systems help address the extreme vulnerability by providing social safety nets to the most vulnerable people when disaster hits. When national social protection systems are not in place or are overwhelmed, humanitarian action becomes a critical international safety net to address the needs of the most vulnerable people who are deeply impacted by food systems failure. Humanitarian cash and voucher programmes help disaster-affected people to meet immediate survival needs by reducing extreme poverty and better ensure children and their caregivers can recover and thrive. Cash and voucher programmes promote dignity for people affected by disasters by providing them with greater choice, control, and flexibility. As a market based-based approach, cash and voucher programmes also contribute to food system recovery and resilience by supporting and strengthening local markets, small and medium-sized businesses, and improving female and male smallholder farmers’ livelihoods.

As a global leader in cash and voucher programming, World Vision is committed to supporting a minimum of four million vulnerable children per year through cash and voucher programmes by the end of 2022.

Constituency

Civil society

Action Area(s)

Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production
Build Resilience to Vulnerabilities, Shocks, and Stresses

Location

Global

Key contact

Sheri Arnott, World Vision International
[email protected]

Keywords

Children
Cash
Resilience

Downloads

NA

Related commitments