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G8 Summit, June 2013

The 2013 G8 summit (the 39th) was held June 17-18 in Lough Erne, Ireland. World Vision urged leaders to meet the Millennium Development Goals and existing G8 commitments.

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Nov 22, 2013

Charitable tax deduction wins key bipartisan Senate support

Key Congressional leaders urge fellow lawmakers to preserve charitable deduction as hundreds from sector gather in D.C. for “Protect Giving Day”

InterAction members applaud passage of PEPFAR in 2013.
Nov 22, 2013

World Vision joins InterAction and applauds passage of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

World Vision joins InterAction and applauds passage of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013

Nov 21, 2013

Statement of 66 organizations in support of the Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013

The international humanitarian aid community and charitable organizations in the U.S. applaud the introduction of the Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act of 2013 (HAFA) (H.R. 3526).

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking
Sep 6, 2013

Finding new life after a nightmare of sex trafficking

T*, now 17, was lured into a dark world of sex trafficking and exploitation through poverty, peer pressure, and a broken home. Her time at World Vision’s trauma recovery center in Cambodia has given her hope for a brighter, safer future.

St. Petersburg Development Outlook (PDF cover)
Sep 6, 2013

World Vision Responds to G20's "St. Petersburg Development Outlook"

The St. Petersburg Development Outlook released today at the G20 is a mixed bag with a number of encouraging signs but a few concerning elements. 

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it
Aug 20, 2013

VIDEO: Advocacy, so easy a kid can do it

See just how simple it is to urge your member of Congress to take action for children — so easy, a kid can do it!

World Vision provided emergency food aid and relief support to 800 people following flash flooding in Ethiopia.
Jun 18, 2013

An open letter to Congress: Please support the Royce-Engel Food Aid Amendment

World Vision and other NGOs working to alleviate global hunger and poverty around the world strongly encourage Congress to support the Royce-Engel amendment (#55) to HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, expected to be voted on this week.

The U.S. State Department has issued its 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report. Cover image.
Jun 19, 2013

Annual Trafficking in Persons Report shows increase in countries using child soldiers

U.S. Department of State calls out countries that have failed to show improvements in fighting human trafficking, in its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report released today. The report shows a 30% increase in countries using child soldiers. Some receive U.S. military aid.

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