Highlights World Vision will commit $500 million of private funding to tackle malnutrition over the next five years and will also allocate an additional $700m in nutrition grant-funded programmes. The aid agency’s investment will mean that more than 1 million children will avoid malnutrition. (December 14, 2020) — World Vision International’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew...
“All program areas of World Vision in Honduras, where we care for the wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families are affected by this devastating hurricane,” said Karen Ramos, public engagement director in Honduras.
The WHO plays a critical role in providing surveillance and preparation of emerging disease outbreaks around the world. A halt in funding to WHO could put the U.S. at risk of a coronavirus resurgence or other pandemics in the future.
World Vision, along with humanitarian, development, and global health organizations Bread for the World, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, InterAction, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, ONE, Oxfam, PATH, and Save the Children, are calling on Members of Congress to protect the International Affairs budget in Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) despite the Administration’s proposed 24 percent cuts
World Vision is deeply concerned for the health and safety of children and families fleeing the violence in Honduras and we urge that measures are taken to appropriately care for these children while they are on the move.
The Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) awarded Richard Stearns, retiring president of World Vision U.S., their first annual Humanitarian Leadership Award for “exemplary leadership in the humanitarian field over the entirety of his career.” His wife Reneé was also honored, in recognition of her own contributions in this field and her faithful support of her husband Rich and the work of World Vision.
As a child-focused Christian organization, World Vision believes that God intended that children be cared for and protected in a family environment, and urges the U.S. Government to find family centered and child-focused solutions to immigration detention.
Mother Teresa inspired millions at the 1994 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., when she told attendees how she responded to mothers with unwanted pregnancies. “We have sent word to the clinics, to the hospitals and police stations: “Please don’t destroy the child; we will take the child.”
After protesters shouting “Go home” turned back busloads of immigrant mothers and children in Murrieta, Calif., a furious Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, sat down at his notepad and drafted a blog post detailing his shame at the episode, writing, “It was un-American; it was unbiblical; it was inhumane.”