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Today the U.S. released the list of countries that will lose military assistance in 2015 because of their use of child soldiers. However, military aid to continue to flow to some countries actively recruiting or using children in their armed forces.
As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria, World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the Syrian crisis on a generation of children. 1.5 million children have now fled Syria. Twice that number remain, many under direct threat of violence.
World Vision — a long-time member of the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion Network (SEEP) — has been chosen as SEEP Member of the Year for its continuing leadership and contributions to the network learning initiatives throughout the year.
World Vision senior policy advisor for child protection, Jesse Eaves, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives' Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on ending the use of child soldiers.
Beginning today, September 22, "One City / One Cause / One Week" will rally the generous people of Seattle around a flash philanthropy campaign to build a clinic and hospital that will save thousands of women's and children's lives in Southern Zambia.
Testimony of Jesse Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for Child Protection, World Vision U.S., before the U.S. House of Representatives: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on Ending the Use of Child Soldiers, September 19, 2014.
World Vision will partner with Sojourners, the Micah Challenge and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition to host a prayer vigil with U.S. church leaders September 24 in New York as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) begins.
Days before the government of Sierra Leone institutes a three-day quarantine to contain the spread of Ebola, World Vision will begin a massive delivery of 200 pallets of medical relief supplies.