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G8 Summit, June 2013

The 2013 G8 summit (the 39th) was held June 17-18 in Lough Erne, Ireland. World Vision urged leaders to meet the Millennium Development Goals and existing G8 commitments.

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World Vision provided emergency food aid and relief support to 800 people following flash flooding in Ethiopia.
Jun 18, 2013

An open letter to Congress: Please support the Royce-Engel Food Aid Amendment

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.

The U.S. State Department has issued its 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report. Cover image.
Jun 19, 2013

Annual Trafficking in Persons Report shows increase in countries using child soldiers

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.

Max Baucus (D-MT), Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Photo courtesy ABCnews.go.com.
Jul 17, 2013

Faith and Giving Coalition to convene on tax reform and charitable deduction

A coalition of national faith-based charities this week will urge Senate leaders to preserve tax deductions on charitable donations.

InterAction News Release
Jul 17, 2013

Deep cuts adopted by House appropriators threaten progress on poverty-focused international development

The House Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations on Friday voted for only $40.6 billion in funding for fiscal year 2014, effectively gutting spending for key international programs that seek to help people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

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