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Thursday, June 20, 2013 is World Refugee Day and humanitarians will be hard at work in Jordan’s northeastern desert helping to build what will become the country’s largest refugee camp.
World Vision and Midmark Corp. deliver the most critically needed, updated equipment to Health Access, Inc. in Clarksburg, where teams have been preparing to receive and install the new equipment.
U.S. Department of State calls out countries that have failed to show improvements in fighting human trafficking, in its 2013 Trafficking in Persons report released today. The report shows a 30% increase in countries using child soldiers. Some receive U.S. military aid.
Dr. Greg Allgood, founder/director of the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, will join World Vision as vice president for World Vision Water. Allgood's work to help World Vision bring access to clean water to millions more people around the world.
The number of Syrian refugees will pass the 2 million mark within the next 9 weeks, a coalition of 18 aid agencies warned today. Marking the UN’s World Refugee Day, the coalition said it was deeply concerned about the alarming escalation of refugee numbers.
World Vision and other NGOs working to alleviate global hunger and poverty around the world strongly encourage Congress to support the Royce-Engel amendment (#55) to HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, expected to be voted on this week.