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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.

Entrepreneur Magazine  

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August 26, 2014

For the humanitarian: Silver bracelet by World Vision, a nonprofit humanitarian organization that operates in almost 100 countries, in Federal Way, Wash., just outside of Seattle. The silver bracelet is made by primarily female artisans in Old Delhi, India.

The Christian Post  

Churches housing Muslim families fleeing violence in Iraq, says World Vision
August 22, 2014

While Iraq is struggling to cope with the severe humanitarian crisis that has seen close to 1.2 million people flee their homes on the run from terror group ISIS, Christian Churches are opening their doors and housing Muslim families in acts of generosity, Christian humanitarian group World Vision has said.

McClatchy News Service  

UN: Four countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII
August 22, 2014

With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn’t been seen in decades. "We are definitely stretched," said Chris Palusky, senior director of humanitarian and emergency affairs for World Vision USA, one of many organizations responding to all Level 3 emergencies and concentrates on providing food, water and shelter to children and women.

EWTN News Nightly  

Nathaniel Hurd discusses situation of Syrian refugees (VIDEO)
August 20, 2014

World Vision's Nathaniel Hurd shares photos and discusses the experience of children who are refugees from the conflict in Syria. Segment starts approximately 12 minutes in.

Statesman.com  

In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed
August 18, 2014

Shahed's parents find comfort in their faith, saying every death is preordained and that they will meet their daughter in heaven. Still, Shahed's mother can't shake off her sadness. She cries when she holds Shahed's clothes or watches a video of her prancing in a white dress for her kindergarten graduation. Rojina said she tries to stay strong to avoid burdening her mother. On Saturday, Shahed's younger brother Mohammed and several cousins attended a playgroup with some three dozen neighborhood children put on by World Vision, an international Christian aid organization.

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Watch Zambian children’s priceless reactions as they taste clean water for the first time
August 18, 2014

Water is the foundation of life. Without it, not just health, but education and economic development are lost. This is why World Vision’s Zambia Project has taken up a really fantastic endeavor: to bring clean water to rural Zambia and save children’s lives.

Parade Magazine  

Drifting toward hope — A Vietnamese refugee on what it means to be an American
August 9, 2014

In the summer of 1979 my family and I lay half-dead in a derelict fishing boat lost in the South China Sea. There were 83 other refugees aboard, all of us fleeing Vietnam, and after five days without food and water, some of the mothers began to consider the unthinkable: binding their babies’ arms with strips of cloth and slipping them into the sea.

King5.com  

World Vision not pulling aid workers out of Africa despite Ebola outbreak (VIDEO)
August 6, 2014

Federal Way-based World Vision says it will not pull aid workers out of West Africa despite the Ebola scare. KING 5's Chris Daniels talked to one of them who says he's still committed to helping people get through the crisis.

Huffington Post Religion  

Holy toledo! No clean water
August 4, 2014

It should be a big deal when an American city loses its water supply, even for a weekend. That's because water is a big deal. As they say in Africa, "Water is life." It should also be a big deal--deserving even more attention--when 3.4 million people die annually because of unclean water. Blog by Rich Stearns.

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Faith leaders on kids at the border: Give us the children
August 4, 2014

We believe that our governments together with our relief agencies can find ways to address comprehensively the issues of widespread gang-violence, extreme poverty, corruption, and other root causes of the massive immigration of children and young families. We also call on our own Christian communities to do more to respond to the humanitarian crisis that is taking place all the way from the U.S. border to Central America. Blog by Rich Stearns.

CNN: The Lead with Jake Tapper  

Children in Gaza sponsored by Christian charity killed (VIDEO)
August 1, 2014

If you were a second grader in Gaza, you would already be living through your third war with Israel. So many children have unfairly shouldered the brunt of this bloodshed. It has been painful to see the pictures and read the stories of the young lives lost and entire families wiped out for those close to the victims, and for those who send their love and just a little more than a dollar a day from far away.

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. Blog by Rich Stearns.

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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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