World Vision is an international Christian relief and development organization established in 1950 by Dr Bob Pierce, an American journalist with a vision to respond to the needs of the poor. It ministers to children and families, provides emergency aid, fosters self-reliance, enhances leadership and increases public awareness of poverty around the world. World Vision now serves over 84 million people in nearly 3,000 projects across 88 countries.

In 1962, typhoon Winnie devastated Hong Kong. World Vision came to the aid of the community by distributing relief goods and establishing a Hong Kong field office. World Vision's work in Hong Kong increased with the implementation of other programmes such as the setting up of schools, fundraising, medical care and civil education. Now the main focus of World Vision's work is ministering to children in need, developing their communities and increasing Hong Kong people's awareness of poverty, in order to support the relief and development projects that World Vision has in the developing world.


Oxfam Hong Kong is an independent development and relief agency based in Hong Kong. We work with poor people regardless of race, sex, religion or politics in their struggle against poverty, distress and suffering. Our vision is for a world where people are equally assured of their rights with dignity and respect, including access to food, shelter, employment and health care, in a sustainable manner.

Oxfam Hong Kong works in partnership with poor people in our long-term development work as well as in our emergency responses to disasters. Our goal is to enhance people's capacity to improve their own lives, to gain better access to resources and to help them fight poverty. We believe that one of the most important elements in society is participation -- the knowledge, hard work and resourcefulness of the people themselves are vital ingredients in finding long-lasting solutions to solve often age-old problems.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to meet the emergency needs of children in the aftermath of World War II in Europe. In October 1953, the organisation (then known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) became a permanent part of the United Nations system to respond to the long-term needs of children living in poverty in developing countries. Its name was shortened to the United Nations Children's Fund, retaining the original acronym, by which it is known to this day.

UNICEF is the only UN organisation dedicated exclusively to children. UNICEF works closely with other United Nations agencies, governments and NGOs to provide community-based service in primary health care, nutrition, basic education, and safe water and sanitation to the developing world. It aims to reduce the terrible toll the lack of such services takes on the world's youngest citizens.