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Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all World Vision-related media clips ... just a recent sampling.

 

CNN  

How to help: Global organizations (VIDEO)
April 7, 2015

If you're looking for a way to help fight against human trafficking on a global scale, you can donate financially to World Vision, as well as help keep a child safe and their family self sufficient in many other ways.

Yahoo! News  

Babson College's Lewis Institute to honor social entrepreneurs from Partners in Health and Channels of Hope
April 7, 2015

The recipients from Channels of Hope, an innovative social model adopted by World Vision that engages community and faith leaders to respond to some of the most difficult issues affecting their communities, include: Christo Greyling (Director of Faith Partnerships for Development at Channels of Hope), Logy Murray (a social worker consultant to World Vision), and Maclean Ndabezinhle Dlodlo (Senior Advisor of Faith and Gender in Development for World Vision).

Foreign Policy Magazine  

Holding out the hat for Syria
March 31, 2015

Four years since the crisis began, aid organizations are struggling to drum up funds for suffering Syrians. The international NGO World Vision, which works with the U.N.-coordinated aid operation, is just one of the organizations that has struggled to sell the crisis to donors: It has raised $2.7 million dollars in private donations for the Syria crisis over the course of four years — less than half of the $5.9 million it raised in the first week after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

The Weather Channel: Wake Up With Al  

Harlem Globetrotters on clean water (VIDEO)
March 23, 2015

The Harlem Globetrotters stop by WUWA to talk their clean water mission.

Huffington Post Religion  

The most important women's issue you've never heard of (by Rich Stearns)
March 22, 2015

While a whole community rejoices when a drilling rig hits clean water, it is the women who shout the loudest. Everyone benefits from the clean water, which can end disease and lead to better health. But it is the women — their tired arms, sore legs, and worn out backs — who are most grateful. That heavy burden has been lifted.

Relevant Magazine  

Clean water changes everything
March 22, 2015

In Zambia and other countries, World Vision is one of several organizations working to provide water access, sanitation, and hygiene instruction to rural and urban communities, with good results. In Ghana, for instance, World Vision’s wells work remarkably well after 20 years of use; 80 percent of them are still operational, according to a new report. That’s significantly higher than the 30–50 percent of wells typically still operational years after their installation, and World Vision says the sustainability is partly due to the community involvement they emphasize.

My Fox Austin  

World Water Day is an effort to take on the global water crisis (VIDEO)
March 20, 2015

1,600 kids die each day because of unsafe water, poor sanitation, and hygiene. World Water Day is coming up on March 22 and it’s an effort to take on the global water crisis. Vice President of Water at World Vision, Dr. Greg Allgood, explains.

Devex  

New youth agenda at the World Bank? Readers and development partners weigh in
March 19, 2015

If “Youth Development Global Solutions” does get approved, its first priority should be to listen to youths themselves, Aline Rahbany, urban learning hub leader at World Vision told Devex. Rahbany works with young people on peace building and urban programming in Beirut, Lebanon.

Time Magazine  

Vanuatu faces food shortages after Cyclone Pam devastates crops
March 19, 2015

Survivors of Cyclone Pam on the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu are bracing for a lack of food over the coming months because crops were destroyed in the recent storm. “There’s always a lot of attention in the beginning, the first few weeks of a big disaster. But now, we’re looking at a hunger gap over the next three to six months,” said World Vision’s emergency-operations manager in Vanuatu, Alex Snary. Aid agencies are rushing to deliver desperately needed supplies, especially to communities on the remote outer islands, which are still out of contact.

ABC 7: Let's Talk Live  

Let's Talk Live: Dr. Greg Allgood on providing access to clean water (VIDEO)
March 18, 2015

World Water Day is March 22, and today, a leading water research expert, Dr. Greg Allgood from World Vision, joins us to help us understand the global water crisis and how we can help.

Fox46 Charlotte  

Dr. Greg Allgood on latest global innovations on water (VIDEO)
March 18, 2015

How big of an issue is the water crisis? Nearly 750 million people don't have access to clean drinking water. The problem is so big that nearly 1,600 children die every day from unsafe drinking water and poor hygiene. World Vision's Dr. Greg Allgood explains.

NBC 11 Atlanta  

World Water Day (VIDEO)
March 18, 2015

When we provide clean drinking water to a community, says World Vision's Dr. Greg Allgood, everything changes. Kids no longer get disease, people save money because they're not spending it on medicines, and girls can go to school because they're not walking long distances, hauling water.

Reuters  

New global disaster plan aims to lower deaths and losses
March 18, 2015

A new global plan to combat disasters, scheduled to be adopted in Japan on Wednesday, contains targets to substantially lower deaths and the number of people affected, as well as curb economic losses. Some aid workers regretted that the new global plan did not focus enough on to how to improve lives in the most vulnerable communities. "At the moment, we're saying that it's all about the resilience of the system and the governments and the international agreements, and we have lost sight of the people," said Richard Rumsey, director of disaster risk reduction with World Vision International.

Today's Christian Woman  

Do you need a broken heart?
March 17, 2015

In my travels with World Vision, I see small, hungry children like those living in tunnels under the streets of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I am certain that I’ll never forget their thin little bodies or the look of hopelessness in their eyes. I’m determined to remember the stories of how, homeless and abandoned, they seek shelter from the freezing temperatures of the harsh Mongolian winters by living underground in tunnels dug to house the city’s steam pipes.

PBS Newshour  

News wrap transcript (VIDEO)
March 17, 2015

Alex Snary, World Vision: Food relief, temporary shelter, these are the life-sustaining elements that we need to get in place and we need to get them in a hurry.

King5 News  

Pacific nation devastated by historic Cyclone Pam
March 15, 2015

The huge cyclone, as hurricanes are called in the Pacific, hit Vanuatu dead-center after a last-minute change of course to the west. Chloe Morrison, a World Vision emergency communications officer in Port Vila, said the aid group was unable to account for many of its 76 staff members on the islands. She said she's hearing reports of entire villages being destroyed in more remote areas, but that poor communications have made it difficult to make a full assessment.

CNN  

Cleanup begins in Vanuatu after cyclone batters islands (VIDEO)
March 14, 2015

The mayhem of Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall, is gone, but the misery it left behind in the islands of Vanuatu is just becoming apparent. "Port Vila looks like an absolute bomb has hit it," World Vision emergency specialist Chloe Morrison said. Trees blocked the path of Morrison's vehicle as she drove around the capital. "They've fallen across in piles so high in some places you can barely see over the top," she said.

Ohio Times-Reporter  

Dover woman, 87, plans to knit 300th sweater
March 14, 2015

When Jeanne Ickes was 8 years old, her mother taught her to knit. Almost eight decades later, she's still at it. Over the past 10 years, Ickes has knitted 260 sweaters that she donated to Guideposts magazine’s World Vision, an organization that gives to children in need.

VirginiaFirst.com  

Tropical Cyclone Pam rips islands; many people vulnerable
March 14, 2015

Even in a concrete house, emergency worker Chloe Morrison from World Vision was terrified of the cyclone's force. She huddled in a back room with seven other people. "Seven hours hunkered down and it's still not safe to go outside," she said early Saturday. "The winds are still really howling." It sounded like there was an angry ocean at their door.

CNN  

'Unbelievable destruction' reported in Tropical Cyclone Pam's wake (VIDEO)
March 13, 2015

Relief workers reported "unbelievable destruction" after Tropical Cyclone Pam smashed the capital of Vanuatu, the Australian Red Cross said Saturday. Chloe Morrison, an emergency communications director for the humanitarian organization World Vision, told CNN that she could see some light between her boarded-up windows but it was still hard to see the totality of the destruction outside the house where she and seven others huddled in a back room during the storm.

You-Version  

He walks among us: Devotions by Rich & Reneé Stearns
March 7, 2015

Journey around the globe with Rich Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., and his wife, Reneé, as they share powerful stories of faith from people in some of the world’s most impoverished regions. Encounter God’s transforming power in the lives of Christ-followers who may have very little material wealth but are blessed with spiritual riches.

Portland Tribune  

Just add water
March 6, 2015

Gary and Judi Mittelstaedt’s lives changed profoundly in 2010, when the Lake Oswego couple traveled to Zambia with a nonprofit group called WaterAfrica. In October 2014, the couple agreed to become the organization’s co-presidents. Since then, WaterAfrica has dug 90 wells through its partnership with World Vision.

KIMA-TV  

4-year-old artist raises thousands for charity
March 2, 2015

She may be a mere four years old but little Cosette Swart is already making a big splash in the world of art, having sold a staggering sixty paintings to date. Cosette has already raised $4,000 through her paintings, the proceeds of which she has donated to local charities such as World Vision and Charity Water.

 

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