Many of us were horrified on Tuesday to see the picture of the bodies of a Salvadoran father, Oscar Martinez Ramirez, and his 2-year-old daughter, Valeria, washed up on the banks of the Rio Grande in Mexico.
Valeria’s tiny arms were wrapped in the shirt of her father, desperately clinging to him, clinging to life. Oscar must have fought to the final terrifying breath to save his daughter from drowning until, tragically, they were both overcome. My first instinct when seeing the photo on the screen of my phone was to turn away. It was too hard, too graphic, too brutal and too personal. Read story.
In a rural community in the small African country of Burundi, 16 women squeeze on to narrow wooden benches, arranged in a rugged circle under the shadow of banana trees. One woman’s toddler squirms in her lap. Another has tied her sleeping baby to her back with a wrap.
Each week, they come together in a World Relief Savings for Life group to learn about basic money management and to save money for emergencies, basic needs or small business investments. Read story
World Relief published a full-page newspaper ad featuring 100+ evangelical leaders urging President Trump to reconsider refugee-related executive order. Read story
In his op-ed, "I'm Pro-Life, and Pro-Refugee," Scott Arbeiter, President of World Relief, explores how to expand from a traditional pro-life agenda towards an even more inclusive approach—one that embraces refugees. Read Op-Ed
In his op-ed titled, "Security is not everything," World Relief CEO Tim Breene explains, "when our desire for security is so great that it diminishes our humanity and our capacity or willingness to see the world through the eyes of another, we lose a precious part of who we were designed to be." Read Op-Ed