WHAT'S GOING ON: THE BLOG
Like many people, Naomi Cox feels overwhelmed by what is happening in Syria. She was sitting in her car one day with thoughts running through her head. “I see so many photos, articles and videos. Like so many people, I start to feel like there’s nothing I can do to help. I wanted to do more … Read More
In March, an advocate in Chicago caught the attention of her senators and representative when she publicly called out her members of Congress in The Chicago Tribune. Last week an advocate who is disheartened by the situation in Syria turned the crisis into an opportunity to raise awareness and publicly speak to her senators in the North Jersey section … Read More
By Rhonda Hirst Joy*, 49, has eight children. She lived a basic yet comfortable life in a remote community in the rolling hills of Ormoc, Philippines. Her husband made coconut wine and sold two large barrels a week for 5,000 pesos, about $100. “We were happy before Yolanda,” she explains. (“Yolanda” is the Philippine name … Read More
This week headlines filled with news of a deadly chemical attack in Northern Syria. Many media outlets named it the “worst chemical event in years” and it was labeled “reprehensible” and “atrocious.” The problem is that these labels make the tragedy seem unusual. The truth is that every day lives are lost in Syria — in schools, … Read More
April 2-8 is World Health Workers Week. Celebrating health workers goes beyond doctors and nurses – there is a whole community of workers and volunteers around the globe who are critical to reaching people in the hardest to reach places. Last summer in Kenya I was a part of a group visiting the county’s health … Read More
If you missed the World Vision Advocacy Conference Call: Analysis of the President’s FY18 Proposed Budget earlier this week, you can listen to the recording below. https://www.uberconference.com/getmp3/AMIfv96PcWmQDGQ7JMepZbXOJBDdwPJFzcp2-9eElTjpuGdjVtfL83VzRKF7ZWXYsOpXVxDtW1l7ido4dqaaz7AqzeHoD373BEDURphvkb1vgOF66fopia5uB896_776m-NVoP90DViALriw2EDgshEo6Vf0LvNhTw.mp3 Recording Starts: Amanda Mootz, Advocacy Mobilization Specialist opens the call and introduces the issue — proposed cuts to U.S. foreign assistance; timestamp 04:10 On March 16, the President … Read More
Of every U.S. tax dollar, less than one cent goes to U.S. foreign assistance programs. For this one penny, schools are built and communities are encouraged to send children to school, while being given economic opportunities so that they can feel secure to pay school fees and provide for children, without children having to take … Read More
By Beth Ann Saracco, policy advisor for food security and livelihoods and Catherine Namwezi, World Vision intern with the Government Relations and Advocacy team Sometimes it is easy to think of issues affecting poverty as individual problems that need to be solved one-by-one, like providing clean water, food security, protection for children, education, and providing … Read More
Every single member of Congress is on social media. I am going to repeat that – there are 535 ways for you to contact members of Congress on Twitter, 535 ways to contact members of Congress on Facebook, and even a few ways on Instagram, Flickr, and Youtube. To find your members of Congress on social … Read More
Poverty-focused foreign assistance
While most Americans estimate that foreign assistance comprises 26% of the U.S. budget, it actually accounts for less than 1% of federal spending — but positively impacts millions who live in extreme poverty globally. Each dollar translates into lives saved for those who live in poverty.
Currently, one in every 113 people in the world is a refugee, and the conflict in Syria has contributed to the largest refugee crisis since WWII. We’re educating members of Congress about the refugees’ realities in the region and working to maximize humanitarian aid to those in desperate need.
Globally, 85 million children are trapped in dirty, dangerous, and degrading jobs – including nearly 8 million in forced labor. We work to promote U.S. foreign policies that protect vulnerable children from exploitation, forced labor, human trafficking, and violence. As a community we speak out to prevent policies that could result in their undue harm to children.
Healthy moms and babies
Every day, nearly 16,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable causes. Pregnancy and childbirth claim the lives of nearly 300,000 mothers a year. We advocate for U.S. legislation that will help improve the health of mothers and young children where access to life-saving care is limited.
Food Security and Livelihoods
Nearly 800 million people in the world will go to bed tonight without enough food or nourishment. Without this, children cannot grow, learn, or fend off sickness and disease. With the right tools, families and communities can fight hunger. We urge solutions that help families help themselves, and build resilience against future obstacles.