In May, the President released a proposed budget for FY2018 that included cutting foreign assistance accounts by one-third. These cuts would not only break the United States’ long-standing bipartisan commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable people, they would also put the health, security, and prosperity of Americans at risk. The deep and disproportionate cuts … Read More
If you’ve been with us for a while, you are probably aware that we believe in the power of programs funded by U.S. foreign assistance. Whether we are talking about the benefits of these programs, explaining how they work, or sharing experiences from the field, the effectiveness of these programs is evident. Thanks to funding … Read More
Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … 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
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