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President Trump Signs FY 2020 Presidential Determination, World Relief Responds


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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World Relief Responds to Interim Final Rule Asylum Regulation


The Trump administration announced Monday an interim final rule, effective yesterday, making families fleeing persecution who come through the U.S.-Mexico border ineligible for asylum consideration unless they first applied for and were denied asylum in one of the countries through which they traveled.

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World Relief Sponsors Side Event to Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom to Urge the Restoration of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program


Today, World Relief, HIAS, The Episcopal Church, the National Association of Evangelicals and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) cosponsored an official congressional briefing as a side event to the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

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