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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.


KGMI-AM Radio  

Supporting World Vision's microfinance work through your coffee purchases (AUDIO)
March 4, 2014

World Vision is a faith-based charity. They take 10% of what you spend on Bose Box Coffee and they use to it make microloans so entrepreneurs in developing countries can start small businesses. Ninety-eight percent of these loans are repaid.

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Ignacio Val on his partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
March 2, 2014

Singer Ignacio Val discusses with Latino American the impact on his life of his trip to Bolivia with World Vision.

Oregon Live  

Syrian refugees: Mercy Corps, Medical Teams International, World Vision boost aid as crisis worsens
February 17, 2014

In Syria, relief workers for Washington-based World Vision brave warfare to fix bomb-damaged sewer pipes that leak into community water supplies.


Not just for Valentine's Day: Gift ideas
February 14, 2014

The World Vision Gift Catalog has really unique handcrafted gifts that keep giving back. I especially like the idea of the handcrafted Prosperity Cinnamon box which contains of the sweetest smelling Vietnam’s cinnamon which is a renewable resource collected from the Cassia tree and sold to benefit generations of hard working families.


Technology proves its worth in Haiyan response
February 11, 2014

“This is what we call our Last Mile Mobile Solutions,” said a World Vision staff member overseeing a distribution of rice. The software was developed by World Vision Canada with the express aim of helping humanitarian agencies improve the logistics of aid distribution in disaster-affected countries. The Philippines, a disaster-prone country whose citizens have embraced mobile technology and social media with the intensity of a love affair, seems a natural setting for such innovations.


Why it's crucial to save before a disaster strikes
February 7, 2014

Cecil Laguardia is communications manager and for World Vision in Cebu, Philippines. A former journalist in conflict-ridden Mindanao, Laguardia has also been capacity-building specialist and has been deployed by World Vision to several disasters, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, East Timor in 2006 and the Horn of Africa in 2011.


Harlem Globetrotters: Partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
February 6, 2014

Firefly Fisher with the Harlem Globetrotters talks with Margaret Larson of Seattle's "New Day Northwest" TV about the team's partnership with World Vision.


Obama highlights religious freedom in National Prayer Breakfast speech
February 6, 2014

Foreign aid has been a target of those who want to cut federal spending, and in an effort to combat poverty worldwide, USAID Administrator Raj Shah has enlisted faith-based groups. He has spoken on the need for faith-based organizations to be involved in international aid and has met with organizations such as World Vision and Compassion International. Shah was scheduled to speak at the evangelical conference Catalyst in October before the government shutdown precluded his appearance.


What does the future hold for children in conflict zones?
February 6, 2014

World Vision has a simple prescription to ensure the next generation of international poverty goals succeeds where the MDGs didn’t: listen to the most vulnerable, and then act to meet their needs. That’s why this week we are calling for two very specific kinds of listening: participatory analysis of conflicts, and a more intentional approach to listening to children. Too much “business-as-usual aid” continues to miss the mark.


Harlem Globetrotters: Partnership with World Vision (VIDEO)
February 5, 2014

Firefly Fisher with the Harlem Globetrotters talks with Seattle's KOMO-TV about the team's partnership with World Vision, and their trip to Honduras.


Searches halted in Indonesia after eruptions kill 15
February 5, 2014

At least 30,000 people have been temporarily housed at 42 evacuation centers, according to Billy Sumuan, the emergency response director in Indonesia for the humanitarian group World Vision. Several government agencies and nongovernmental humanitarian groups were on the scene Sunday helping those affected, including World Vision, which Sumuan said was helping children with their trauma and hygiene.


Volcanic ash smothers part of Indonesia, kills 15
February 1, 2014

The newest volcanic activity has forced people to evacuate 16 villages, the Jakarta Post reported. At least 30,000 people have been temporarily housed at 42 evacuation centers, according to Billy Sumuan, the emergency response director in Indonesia for the humanitarian group World Vision.


Northern Mali on the brink of a new food crisis
January 31, 2014

Ahead of the Sahel Appeal to be launched by the United Nations on February 3 in Rome, 11 humanitarian agencies, including World Vision, warn that northern Mali is set to face another serious food crisis unless funds are rapidly mobilized.


World Vision: Building a better world for children (VIDEO)
January 25, 2014

World Vision stopped by the studio to talk about the World Vision Gift Catalog and how your purchases can help a child in a need.


Fifth grader collecting cell phones for humanitarian aid cause
January 24, 2014

In the eyes of 11-year-old Selah Norman, cell phones can save lives. The Harrisonville fifth-grader is on a mission to collect used phones, that, in return, will help feed starving people through World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organization.


The Simple Touch: Children of Syria continue to pay the price for conflict
January 23, 2014

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head, I could think of no other word.


Human-rights groups lash out at EU treatment of Syrian refugees
January 22, 2014

Some of the world’s biggest nongovernmental organizations lambasted European countries and the European Union Wednesday for what they called a “major failure” to help Syrian refugees. The heads of Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Save the Children, Oxfam, Care and World Vision met in Davos, Switzerland, as peace talks among key players kicked off in Geneva.


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