World Vision Expresses Concern that FY22 Foreign Assistance Insufficient to Meet Global Needs

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SEATTLE (March 11, 2022) World Vision Vice President for Advocacy and Government Relations, Robert Zachritz, issued the following statement upon Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus appropriations bill:

“The Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus, which includes critical foreign assistance funding, has unfortunately missed the mark at a time of tremendous global need. Around the world, conflict, COVID-19, and the impacts of climate change have created a crisis for children and their families. We are at a tipping point – will we do what is needed to save lives and provide hope, opportunity, and a path out of poverty for the most vulnerable or will we step away from a proud history of American leadership that has already done so much for so many?

At World Vision, our Christian faith and belief in “life in all its fullness” for every child, compels us to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable. But the work of faith communities and non-governmental organizations cannot replace U.S. leadership. Children are suffering the most, traumatized by conflict and facing challenges such as hunger, learning loss, and a lack of routine health services. The FY 2022 omnibus should be investing in children and their families through poverty-focused foreign assistance. We can and we must do better.”

About World Vision:
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information, please visit or on Twitter @WorldVisionUSA.