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World Relief Responds to Humanitarian Aid Cut to Central America


Over the last week, President Trump announced that his administration would cut aid to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador because they had failed to prevent migrants from journeying to the U.S. World Relief responds as the House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the importance of U.S. aid to Central America.

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World Relief Warns Against Extremely Low FY 2019 Midyear Refugee Resettlement Numbers (Infographic)


Halfway through fiscal year 2019, World Relief estimates that the U.S. is on track to resettle incredibly low numbers of refugees, lower even than the historically low refugee ceiling set for the year.

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World Relief Akron


World Relief announced its decision to close its office in Akron, OH. The unfortunate reality of the environment at this time makes it necessary to close the office. As the U.S. government decreases the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. and has also signaled an intent to reduce the longstanding public/private partnership with refugee resettlement agencies, World Relief unfortunately needs to reduce its footprint nationally in places like Akron where additional support for refugees already remains strong.

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World Relief Responds to Cyclone Idai’s Impact on Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi


Cyclone Idai landed in Beira, Mozambique, last Thursday before its severe winds and flooding spread to neighboring countries of Malawi and Zimbabwe. The U.N. estimates the tropical storm has affected more than 2.6 million people across Southeastern Africa, devastating more than 1.7 million people in its path in Mozambique and over 920,000 in neighboring Malawi.

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World Relief Grieves Horrific Shooting in New Zealand Mosques


World Relief issued the following statement in response to mass shootings that left 49 people dead and over 20 wounded at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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World Relief Responds to Administration’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Humanitarian Assistance Programs


Yesterday, President Trump announced his proposed 2020 budget, including significant cuts to federal spending for a variety of critical humanitarian assistance programs. World Relief expresses concern over the impact that the proposed 24 percent cut to international affairs will have on programs serving the most vulnerable across the globe.

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On International Women’s Day, World Relief Celebrates 4 Million Women and Girls Served


On this global day dedicated to honoring the achievements of women, World Relief announces several exciting new initiatives to affirm the value and dignity of women around the world and equip them to transform their communities in the future.

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency at the Border


Today, President Trump declared the situation at the border a national emergency, invoking presidential emergency powers to increase border security. While appreciative of his commitment to securing the border, World Relief urges the President to pursue broad-based immigration reform in partnership with Congress.

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Urges Comprehensive Immigration Reform


Today, President Trump addressed the nation in an annual address to a joint session of Congress. Heartened by his commitment to “the security, safety and financial well-being of Americans” World Relief agrees that legal immigrants “enrich our nation and strengthen our society.”

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World Relief Urges Bipartisan Immigration Compromise, End to Shutdown


Today, President Trump addressed the nation to propose a compromise to end the month-plus long shutdown.

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World Relief Press Statement on President Trump’s Comments


Following President Trump’s Oval Office address, World Relief calls for bipartisan immigration reforms that will both improve border security and improve the process by which immigrants can earn permanent legal status and eventually citizenship.

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World Relief to Be Featured on the Hallmark Channel’s Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas


World Relief Memphis will be featured this Monday, December 3, on “Amy Grant’s Tennessee Christmas – Presented by Hallmark Channel,” a part of the network’s #1-rated programming event, COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.

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