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World Relief Honors International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

11/25/2019

World Relief rejects any violence against women, and remains committed to fighting this violence by honoring the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and giving equal opportunity to women through all its programming.

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World Relief Urges SCOTUS to Support Dreamers, Congressional Solution to DACA

11/12/2019

As the Supreme Court opens oral arguments on three cases related to DACA, World Relief expresses support for the over 700,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients around the country and urges a congressional solution to create a legal pathway to citizenship.

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President Trump Signs FY 2020 Presidential Determination, World Relief Responds

11/04/2019

Late Friday night, the president signed the Fiscal Year 2020 Presidential Determination, setting the cap for refugee arrivals at the lowest level in U.S. history – 18,000.

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World Relief Laments Zero Refugee Admissions in October 2019

11/01/2019

World Relief, a leading faith-based relief and development organization, today mourns the fact that as of yesterday. the U.S. has resettled no refugees for a full month.

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World Relief to Implement Reconciliation, Stabilization and Resilience Trust Fund Project in South Sudan

10/25/2019

World Relief was recently awarded a grant from the new Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience Trust Fund (RSRTF) for South Sudan.

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World Relief Denounces Proposed FY2020 Refugee Cap of 18,000

09/27/2019

Today, the Trump administration announced its intention to set a refugee ceiling of just 18,000 for FY 2020. World Relief strongly opposes this cut to the nation’s refugee resettlement program, which would mean slashing the number of refugees allowed to the U.S. beyond the historically low ceiling set for FY 2019.

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This International Day of Peace, World Relief Thanks the Men and Women Who Work to Make the World a More Peaceful Place

09/21/2019

On this International Day of Peace, World Relief celebrates with the thousands of women and men it has partnered with to make the world a better, safer place.

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World Relief Receives $749,606 John Templeton Foundation Grant to Expand Families for Life Programming in Burundi

08/26/2019

World Relief was recently awarded a voluntary family planning grant from the John Templeton Foundation for their work strengthening families and communities in Burundi.

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World Relief Opposes the Administration’s Decision to Depart from Flores Settlement

08/22/2019

Today, the Administration announced it will move to formally replace the Flores Settlement Agreement that has shaped how U.S. officials treat migrant children and their families since 1997.

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World Relief Opposes Department of Homeland Security’s Final Public Charge Rule

08/14/2019

This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule clarifying who will be restricted from legal immigration to the U.S. on account of being considered a “public charge.”

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World Relief Calls Americans to Partner in Response to Ebola’s Public Health Emergency Status in the Democratic Republic of Congo

07/29/2019

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization formally declaredthe Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) after the first case was diagnosed in Goma, at the border of Rwanda.

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World Relief Strongly Condemns the Trump Administration for its Reported Plan to Abandon Persecuted Christians and Other Refugees

07/19/2019

Today, POLITICO reported that the Trump administration is considering zeroing out the number of refugees resettled in 2020. World Relief strongly condemns this proposal. 

 

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