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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.

On Faith  

The solution to the Central American refugee problem is a thriving Central America
July 31, 2014

Rich Stearns: "Until we can create thriving communities like this across Central America, let’s remember America’s long history of embracing the tired, poor, and huddled masses. Because they, like every human being, are yearning to breathe free."

Huffington Post Politics  

Border justice cause brings unlikely religious groups together in defense of migrant children
July 23, 2014

Though immigration is a polarizing issue, the plight of migrant children at the southern border of the United States is so dire that an unlikely assortment of faith groups have found themselves standing on the same side of the fence. A coalition of both liberal and conservative Evangelical Christians, including World Vision, sent a letter to Congress yesterday which urged specific measures to protect young migrants.

The New York Times  

U.S. religious leaders embrace cause of immigrant children
July 23, 2014

Various religious groups are trying to assist the migrants directly — by offering food, shelter, and legal services. “As a Christian organization, we feel like we have no choice — we are clearly called by scripture to respond to all children in need,” said Jesse Eaves, the senior adviser for child protection at World Vision, a large evangelical charity.

Politico  

Evangelicals address migrant crisis
July 22, 2014

A band of influential religious leaders is urging lawmakers not to make any changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that was originally meant to protect migrant children but has now become a flashpoint in the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border.

King5.com  

Puget Sound youth lending a hand to immigrant children
July 21, 2014

While Joint Base Lewis-McChord is still waiting to hear whether it will house hundreds of undocumented children crossing the border, some youth in the Puget Sound area are already doing what they can to help. With summer in full swing, 16-year-old AJ Sailiai could be doing anything. So he and some 30 other kids chose to be at the World Vision Pacific Northwest storehouse in Fife.

Huffington Post Religion  

Opening our hearts to the little children
July 18, 2014

Today, little children are coming across the southern border of the United States. They aren't seeking a spiritual blessing, but a material one. They aren't brought by loving parents and guardians, but instead they are sent or driven away from home in the hopes of a better life, one free from abuse and violence and with the possibility of a hopeful future. In many of these cases, they are being turned away. As Christians watching this terrible migration of children, Jesus' words must whisper in each of our hearts. Let the little children come.

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Evangelicals go to Central America to help stem flood of child migrants
July 18, 2014

To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this as a refugee crisis, as the United Nations just recommended. By sending these children away, “you are handing them a death sentence,” says José Arnulfo Ochoa Ochoa, an expert in Honduras with World Vision. This abrogates international conventions we have signed and undermines our credibility as a humane country. It would be a disgrace if this wealthy nation turned its back on the 52,000 children who have arrived since October, many of them legitimate refugees.

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U.N. chief makes 'necessary pilgrimage' to Haiti; meets cholera victims
July 14, 2014

Today, Haiti is seeing its lowest rates of cholera infections. It has been eradicated in Los Palmas, where it arrived in 2012. The village’s success is credited to an initiative where the 150 families built their own latrines after undergoing training with World Vision and UNICEF.

The New York Times  

Children of the drug wars: A refugee crisis, not an immigration crisis
July 11, 2014

To permanently stem this flow of children, we must address the complex root causes of violence in Honduras, as well as the demand for illegal drugs in the United States that is fueling that violence. In the meantime, however, we must recognize this as a refugee crisis, as the United Nations just recommended. By sending these children away, “you are handing them a death sentence,” says José Arnulfo Ochoa Ochoa, an expert in Honduras with World Vision. This abrogates international conventions we have signed and undermines our credibility as a humane country. It would be a disgrace if this wealthy nation turned its back on the 52,000 children who have arrived since October, many of them legitimate refugees.

Nascar  

Furniture Row Racing to support global humanitarian organization
June 23, 2014

The No. 78 car of Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex Jr. will have a different look when it takes to the track for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Kentucky Speedway this Saturday. Truex Jr.'s Chevrolet SS, usually in the black livery of team owner Barney Visser's Furniture Row company, will instead be wrapped in World Vision colors to create awareness for the Christian global humanitarian organization.

Associated Press: The Big Story  

Ugandans drum alarms to rescue abducted children
June 22, 2014

When a child goes missing in this central Ugandan district, villagers beat drums into a pulsing rhythm that sends rescuers scampering through bushes. Others, riding motorcycles, try to block exit routes. In response to the kidnappings and ritual killings of children here, the traumatized community has created a rudimentary but effective abduction alert system that has saved at least two children so far this year.

Relevant Magazine  

What you don't know about refugees
June 20, 2014

On World Refugee Day, why caring for the displaced is part of our biblical mandate. World Vision works in refugee camps and in communities to help provide for basic needs and offer education for the children. In Jordan, where 80 percent of the refugees cannot be accommodated in camps, World Vision provides community-based Child Friendly Spaces, where children can play and learn without fear, and trained counselors help children recover from trauma and adjust to their new lives.

Religion News Service  

Faith communities on the front line of refugee aid
June 19, 2014

On the front line of aid for many of these people are religious groups who help refugees not only out of sympathy for their plight, but also because of commandments in sacred texts. Photos by World Vision.

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