India was the second-hardest country hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of number of cases worldwide, with 43 million people infected by April 2022. Already-vulnerable children were hit hardest, as they lost parents and caregivers to the virus.

Partnering since


people reached




Level of Fragility

Low Developing

Gender Equality Rank


35101educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed


39263children and youth participated in activities to end violence against children


43881young people participated in groups and clubs that teach them new skills

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In India, World Vision works in 200 districts, impacting around 2.6 million children and their families in over 6,200 communities spread across 24 states and 1 union territory to address issues affecting children in partnership with governments, civil societies, donors and corporations.
World Vision India

World Vision India is dedicated to improving the lives and futures of India's most vulnerable children. We do this by partnering with communities at the grassroots level; with supporters in India and across the world; and with civil society, corporations and local and national governments to create an environment where all children are educated, healthy, protected and valued.

Our work is facilitated through area programs, a model of development that involves long-term engagement in a geographical area to transform the lives of children and communities.

In partnership with communities, we assess the needs and create a collaborative plan based on their vision for its children. Together, we look at what's already being done, what more can be done, and what we can do together.

We work through programs focused on ensuring access to nutrition, healthcare, water and sanitation, quality education and livelihoods for the sustained well-being of children. Ensuring a secure childhood is paramount to our work, which we strive to fulfill by building communities that are safe and fit for children.

World Vision India also brings life-saving support in times of disaster. We are committed to long-term rehabilitation, helping communities affected by natural disasters or conflicts get back on their feet. We also work to make vulnerable communities more resilient so they can respond immediately if disasters occur.

A young boy and girl smiling as they collect water from an outdoor faucet with a bucket.


Unless otherwise stated, data presented on this page reflects results of World Vision Canada programs reported between October 2020 and September 2021.