A young girl stands at her school in DRC
Fragile Contexts

We work in some of the world’s most dangerous places

Standing with Children in Fragile Contexts


By 2030, 80% of the world's poorest people will be living in places that are very dangerous for children. Some experts call these dangerous places "fragile contexts" - where chronic instability, conflict, and violence leave large numbers of children caught in a trap of extreme vulnerability coupled with crippling poverty. Those with a responsibility to protect children and their families are unable or unwilling to do so in these places.

Children in fragile contexts live on a knife edge and are extremely vulnerable to violence, exploitation, abuse, and neglect. These are the children that our faith as a Christian organisation, and our principles as a humanitarian and development organisation compel us to stand with.

Learn more about World Vision's approaches to fragile contexts below.

Lebanon blast child victim

Real People. Real Stories. Dangerous Places.

Fragile Contexts

Millions of children live in dangerous places. The issues they face are complex.

We have designed a special portal where you can learn more about these realities, ask questions and participate in solutions. 

In fragile contexts, children suffer extreme levels of abuse, exploitation, deprivation and violence, often for generations, and face high levels of food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition.
Matthew Scott - Fragile Contexts Initiative Leader