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Startling New Report Reveals 90% Reduction in Christian Refugee Resettlement from Countries with Persecution


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** July 10, 2020CONTACT: Madeline 326-3090 Paige 934-4162 Leaders of the country’s largest Christian traditions respond with alarm as World Relief and Open Doors USA release…

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World Relief Announces Research on Improving Agriculture, Economic and Nutrition Benefits in Partnership with MEDA and University of Michigan


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 18, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren CarlLauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 Findings show that households who participate in both Savings Groups and Farmer Field Schools in tandem reap greater reward BALTIMORE – World Relief,…

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World Relief Celebrates Supreme Court Ruling Challenging Trump Administration Attempt to Terminate DACA


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 18, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren CarlLauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 BALTIMORE – Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court challenged the process by which the Trump administration sought to terminate the…

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World Relief Honors Refugees’ Resilience & Sacrifice for World Refugee Day 2020


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 17, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren CarlLauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 BALTIMORE – This week, World Relief is marking World Refugee Day 2020, which is annually commemorated on June 20, with a number of…

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World Relief Calls on Church to Rise Up for Biblical Justice in the Face of Ongoing Racism


***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***June 3, 2020 CONTACT:Lauren CarlLauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 BALTIMORE – World Relief has worked for over 75 years in the U.S. and in 100 countries throughout the world to stand with vulnerable people of every background.…

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World Relief Responds to Announced Restrictions to Immigration Due to COVID-19


In response to President Trump’s announcement via Twitter and subsequent executive order halting immigration in the light of the COVID-19 crisis, World Relief urges the administration to reconsider.

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The Impact of COVID-19 in Developing Countries and Ways to Respond


On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and respond to disasters worldwide, hosted a live press call on how COVID-19 is impacting developing countries, particularly in Africa, and ways to respond.

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World Relief Celebrates International Women’s Day, Announces New Organizational Oversight Board Gender Ratio


This International Women’s Day, World Relief recognizes the women and girls served through various programming throughout the world and maintains that the goal of achieving “Each for Equal” doesn’t need to be a future eventuality, but today’s reality. To that end, World Relief is renewing our commitment to elevating women by announcing that we have welcomed a 75% increase in the number of women participating in our board, which is now 45% female.

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World Relief North Texas Reveals New Name, Expanded Footprint


Today, World Relief’s office in Texas announced a new name: World Relief North Texas. Formerly known as World Relief Fort Worth, the organization has had a presence in Texas for the last 40 years, welcoming and resettling refugees and providing a variety of services to asylum seekers and other immigrants. In the last nearly 20 years, 88,572 refugees have been resettled in the state, of which many have been persecuted for their faith, their service to the U.S. military abroad or for peacefully advocating for human rights.

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World Relief Celebrates A Moment of Hope for South Sudan As Government Unites


On Saturday, February 22, South Sudan’s two rivals, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, made a peace deal aimed at ending the six years of civil war. To seal the peace deal, former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice President of South Sudan.

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World Relief Laments Expanded Restrictions on Lawful Immigration


World Relief Laments Expanded Restrictions on Lawful ImmigrationNew “Travel Ban” Will Bar Family Reunification from Particular African and Asian Countries BALTIMORE, Md. – Late today, President Trump issued a new…

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Encourages Workforce Alternatives & Immigration Reform


World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Encourages Workforce Alternatives & Immigration Reform  BALTIMORE, Md. –  Last night, President Trump gave his third State of the…

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