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
Take a moment to reflect on God’s call to justice and to advocate for the poor. We hope these verses inspire you as much as they inspire us! “Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.” -Deuteronomy 16:20 “He saves the needy … Read More
Read six Syrian refugee stories that demonstrate how Syrians are finding hope for the future even as they mourn lost family members and lost homes.
Thank you! In a vote of 369 to 53, the final version of the Global Food Security Act just passed the House and is on its way to the President’s desk! World Vision advocates have sent thousands of emails, made hundreds of phone calls, met with members of Congress, written op-eds, and today – into the … Read More
This week, members of Congress and faith-based organizations that work around the globe, including World Vision, met on Capitol Hill to give prayers of thanks for the increased number of mothers and children who are surviving each year – in a large part thanks to U.S. investment, increased innovation, and advocates who speak up to … Read More
World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.
Update: World Vision is urging members of Congress to take swift action and work with Congressional leadership to enact the Global Food Security Act and bring this bill to the President’s desk. In the words of our partners at Bread for the World, “Who doesn’t appreciate a ‘thank you’ once in a while? It communicates, … Read More
Today is World Day Against Child Labor. When young Latha’s mother became sick, she found herself responsible for caring for her younger brothers and was forced to drop out of school. To help her family, she began working 12-plus hours a day as a laborer at a local matchstick factory. Watch her story and how … Read More
In May for the Global Week of Action, advocates from across the country sent a message to President Obama– “This year at the G7 summit, remember mothers and vulnerable children. Do not leave them off the post-2015 agenda.” This past weekend, ahead of the G7 summit, World Vision workers from eight international offices carried your … Read More
The Girls Count Act is going to the President’s desk! We want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of our World Vision advocates. More than a year and a half ago the Girls Count Act was introduced in Congress. You stayed with us on this journey that was long, and sometimes discouraging. Last … Read More