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World Vision is a global relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to ensure that children enjoy good health, experience love and are educated, cared for, protected and participating.
Established in 1950, World Vision International is a child-focused relief, development and advocacy organization devoted to serve children, their families and communities in impoverished regions. World Vision is currently working in about 100 countries and territories across the world.
In 1962, Hong Kong was severely hit by Typhoon Wanda. World Vision was responsive to the disaster by its quick delivery of relief goods to the flood survivors. The Hong Kong Office was set up afterwards to continue its work.
In 1982, World Vision entered China when it participated in the relief work of the Qinghai flood disaster. With the staunch support from the Central and local governments, World Vision laid a good foundation in China.
In 1993, the China Ministry Department of World Vision Hong Kong became World Vision China to further its mission of alleviating poverty and realizing development in China.
To meet with the requirements on “The Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China”, enacted in 2017, World Vision China officially registered representative offices in different provinces of China under the name of World Vision China Foundation Limited.
In 2018, World Vision China worked in eight provinces/municipalities/regions across China and launched 28 area programmes, which benefited directly 60,687 sponsored children. The funding is supported by World Vision offices worldwide, of which over 60% is raised from the Hong Kong public.