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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Ugandans drum alarms to rescue abducted children
June 22, 2014

The village alert system is the best model to stop the abduction of children without actively stigmatizing traditional healers, some of whom are not involved in the killings, said Obed Byamugisha, of the aid group World Vision, who is working with local officials to stop the killings.

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.

Huffington Post Impact  

South Sudan: The risk of becoming a child soldier
May 30, 2014

Conflict damages children in so many ways but one of the most injurious is when the very conditions created by war then lead to their recruitment into armed groups and the perpetuation of harm.

PBS Newshour  

Healing wounds of Rwanda's genocide by reconciling survivor and perpetrator
May 28, 2014

Twenty years after nearly a million Tutsis were killed the genocide in Rwanda, many Hutus — who were driven out in retribution — are returning to their communities. To facilitate the integration, many small groups are bringing rapprochement between pairs of genocide survivors and perpetrators.

US News & World Report  

Famine risk remains for South Sudan, despite new $600 million aid pledge, as rains close roads
May 23, 2014

The good news for hundreds of thousands of hungry South Sudan residents is that international donors this week pledged an additional $600 million to help a country upended by conflict. The bad news is that perilous security and flooded roads mean famine remains a real possibility.

Associated Press  

South Sudan famine risk remains despite $600M pledge
May 23, 2014

Fred McCray, the response manager for the U.S. aid group World Vision in South Sudan, called the new $600 million pledge — including $290 million from the U.S. and $101 million from the U.K. — extremely welcome and desperately needed. He also said that peace seems to be prevailing after this month’s cease-fire deal. But the need to use air transport to move food creates other problems.

CNN iReport  

South Sudan: Children in conflict
May 22, 2014

World Vision has managed to carve out a space where all ages of children can come and play, sing and be a child again. - James East, World Vision aid worker and photographer in South Sudan

Christianity Today  

Ethnic violence kills 10,000 — and it gets even worse in South Sudan
May 21, 2014

The nation that evangelicals helped to create may lose 50,000 children to starvation by December 31. "We are now in a race against time to prevent the deaths of 50,000 children under the age of five who are already suffering high levels of malnutrition," said Perry Mansfield, South Sudan National Director, World Vision.

CNN iReport  

South Sudan: Millions of people's lives at risk in world's newest country
May 19, 2014

As the conflict in South Sudan rages on, children's lives hang in the balance. Since the violence began in December 2013, 1.3 million people have fled their homes, and almost four million people are facing severe food insecurity. These photos were taken by World Vision staff member Nadene Robertson in the 

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