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World Relief Grieves Horrific Shooting in New Zealand Mosques

03/15/2019

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

03/12/2019

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

03/08/2019

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

02/15/2019

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

02/06/2019

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

01/19/2019

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

01/09/2019

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

11/30/2018

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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World Relief Calls for Renewed Attention to AIDS on PEPFAR 15th Anniversary, World AIDS Day

11/29/2018

World Relief commends President Trump and Vice President Pence’s commitment to combat HIV/AIDS, which was reflected today in the promise of $100 million in new funding to address key gaps in controlling and preventing the disease. 

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s Asylum Announcement, Urges Caution

11/09/2018

World Relief is deeply concerned by President Trump’s announcement this morning that the administration has signed a proclamation to significantly restrict the opportunity to request asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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World Relief Statement on Terrorist Attack

10/29/2018

On Saturday, a gunman took the lives of eleven people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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World Relief Decries President Trump’s Designation of 30,000 Refugee Cap

10/04/2018

Today, the President confirmed the decision to lower the United States’ refugee ceiling to 30,000 people for FY19. World Relief, which believes the United States has the ability to welcome at least 75,000 refugees, grieves the impact this reduction will have on some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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