Congress Introduces Resolution to End Violence Against Children Worldwide
The Ending Violence Against Children Taskforce commends Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) for today introducing H. Res. 910, which calls for increasing and improving the United States Government’s efforts to end violence against children. Written with input by the Taskforce, the resolution condemns all forms of violence against children and youth globally – including physical, mental, and sexual violence, neglect, abuse, maltreatment and exploitation.
Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Release New Data Showing the Devastating Human Costs of Proposed Administration Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Washington, DC – As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.
World Vision Celebrates End of Ebola in Sierra Leone
World Vision celebrates the end of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Effective Community Engagement Helped Contain Epidemic, Protect Children and Families, says Aid Agency
Efforts by faith leaders, teachers, parents and government helped inform citizens about risk factors for Ebola, dispel fear and stigma
Global Conference on Religion and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty
Efforts to control Ebola epidemic, reduce stigma a recent example of faith leaders coming together and leading in the development sphere.
Children Report Increased Exploitation, Teenage Pregnancies in Ebola-Affected Sierra Leone
Children in Sierra Leone report violence and exploitation against girls has increased during the Ebola epidemic, according to new report.
As Nearly 2 million Children Return to School in Ebola-Stricken Sierra Leone, Psychosocial Support will be Crucial, says World Vision
School children in Ebola-plagued Sierra Leone return to school Tuesday after a nine-month hiatus, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.
World Vision Urges Renewed Focus on Safe, Dignified Burials as Lockdown Ordered across Ebola-Stricken Sierra Leone
On the eve of a three-day lock-down that will quarantine some 6 million people across Sierra Leone, World Vision is urging a renewed focus on safe and dignified burials to help eradicate the virus.
Prioritizing needs of Children Critical to Ebola Eradication and Recovery
World Vision is urging global leaders attending the European Union High-Level Conference on Ebola in Brussels this week to offer increased support for children in affected West African countries. More than 8,000 children have been orphaned in Sierra Leone alone.
University of Pittsburgh, World Vision Build Emergency Kits for Ebola Health Workers
The University of Pittsburgh football team partnered with World Vision to build Ebola Caregiver Kits for staff in Sierra Leone. One of the students, Patrick Amara, was born in Sierra Leone and said he was happy to participate in the effort to help his country.