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Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all World Vision-related media clips ... just a recent sampling.

 

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Young woman raises $940K for kids in Africa (VIDEO)
April 18, 2014

Glamour magazine’s Cindi Leive honors 21-year-old Georgetown college student Kendall Ciesemier, who has created a charity called Kids Caring 4 Kids that raises money to provide better schools, clinics and homes for children in Africa.
 

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S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
April 17, 2014

Perry Mansfield, who heads aid group World Vision in South Sudan, said his group’s Renk staff were caught in the crossfire and could not safely access the U.N. base. “Renk was a stable place far from the conflict where parents could bring their children to safety while fighting continued. Now they are forced to run again.”
 

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No safe place for children as fighting breaks out in new areas of South Sudan
April 16, 2014

Renewed fighting has broken out in several cities in South Sudan, including the border town of Renk where many internally displace people relocated due to the stability in the area. South Sudan is quickly becoming a place where children cannot find safety anywhere.
 

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Supporting World Vision's microfinance work through your coffee purchases (AUDIO)
March 4, 2014

World Vision is a faith-based charity. They take 10% of what you spend on Bose Box Coffee and they use to it make microloans so entrepreneurs in developing countries can start small businesses. Ninety-eight percent of these loans are repaid.
 

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Ignacio Val on his partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
March 2, 2014

Singer Ignacio Val discusses with Latino American the impact on his life of his trip to Bolivia with World Vision.
 

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Syrian refugees: Mercy Corps, Medical Teams International, World Vision boost aid as crisis worsens
February 17, 2014

In Syria, relief workers for Washington-based World Vision brave warfare to fix bomb-damaged sewer pipes that leak into community water supplies.
 

 

Not just for Valentine's Day: Gift ideas
February 14, 2014

The World Vision Gift Catalog has really unique handcrafted gifts that keep giving back. I especially like the idea of the handcrafted Prosperity Cinnamon box which contains of the sweetest smelling Vietnam’s cinnamon which is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree and sold to benefit generations of hard working families.
 

 

Technology proves its worth in Haiyan response
February 11, 2014

“This is what we call our Last Mile Mobile Solutions,” said a World Vision staff member overseeing a distribution of rice. The software was developed by World Vision Canada with the express aim of helping humanitarian agencies improve the logistics of aid distribution in disaster-affected countries. The Philippines, a disaster-prone country whose citizens have embraced mobile technology and social media with the intensity of a love affair, seems a natural setting for such innovations.
 

 

Why it's crucial to save before a disaster strikes
February 7, 2014

Cecil Laguardia is communications manager and for World Vision in Cebu, Philippines. A former journalist in conflict-ridden Mindanao, Laguardia has also been capacity-building specialist and has been deployed by World Vision to several disasters, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, East Timor in 2006 and the Horn of Africa in 2011.
 

 

Harlem Globetrotters: Partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
February 6, 2014

Firefly Fisher with the Harlem Globetrotters talks with Margaret Larson of Seattle's "New Day Northwest" TV about the team's partnership with World Vision.
 

 

Obama highlights religious freedom in National Prayer Breakfast speech
February 6, 2014

Foreign aid has been a target of those who want to cut federal spending, and in an effort to combat poverty worldwide, USAID Administrator Raj Shah has enlisted faith-based groups. He has spoken on the need for faith-based organizations to be involved in international aid and has met with organizations such as World Vision and Compassion International. Shah was scheduled to speak at the evangelical conference Catalyst in October before the government shutdown precluded his appearance.
 

 

What does the future hold for children in conflict zones?
February 6, 2014

World Vision has a simple prescription to ensure the next generation of international poverty goals succeeds where the MDGs didn’t: listen to the most vulnerable, and then act to meet their needs. That’s why this week we are calling for two very specific kinds of listening: participatory analysis of conflicts, and a more intentional approach to listening to children. Too much “business-as-usual aid” continues to miss the mark.
 

 

Harlem Globetrotters: Partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
February 5, 2014

Firefly Fisher with the Harlem Globetrotters talks with Seattle's KOMO-TV about the team's partnership with World Vision, and their trip to Honduras.
 

 

Searches halted in Indonesia after eruptions kill 15
February 5, 2014

At least 30,000 people have been temporarily housed at 42 evacuation centers, according to Billy Sumuan, the emergency response director in Indonesia for the humanitarian group World Vision. Several government agencies and nongovernmental humanitarian groups were on the scene Sunday helping those affected, including World Vision, which Sumuan said was helping children with their trauma and hygiene.
 

 

Volcanic ash smothers part of Indonesia, kills 15
February 1, 2014

The newest volcanic activity has forced people to evacuate 16 villages, the Jakarta Post reported. At least 30,000 people have been temporarily housed at 42 evacuation centers, according to Billy Sumuan, the emergency response director in Indonesia for the humanitarian group World Vision.
 

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