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May 3, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, President Biden raised the refugee ceiling for FY2021 to 62,500, following through on an earlier commitment to restore U.S. leadership on refugee protection and leaving behind discriminatory restrictions that effectively excluded many vulnerable refugees from being able to be resettled to the United States. This change…

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April 29, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – As President Biden completes his first 100 days in office, World Relief commends his administration’s early actions around some of the most pressing challenges we face today: addressing racially-motivated violence, combating gender-based violence globally, tackling climate change,  expanding refugee resettlement, and pushing for broad immigration reform. Yet…

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April 23, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Yesterday, Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX) introduced the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act in both chambers of Congress. World Relief applauds this necessary first step toward resolving longstanding and recurring challenges along the U.S.–Mexico border and…

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April 16, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, despite his repeated promises to increase the U.S.’s commitment to resettling refugees, President Biden signed a revised Presidential Determination for Refugee Resettlement (PD), maintaining President Trump’s historically low admissions goal of 15,000. While President Biden’s revised PD does make important and long-awaited changes to regional admissions…

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March 17, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — In the devastating wake of the Atlanta-area spa shootings that occurred yesterday evening, World Relief adamantly decries the violence committed against the eight victims who were killed, six of whom were Asian and all but one of whom were women. While some details relating to the current…

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March 8, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — This International Women’s Day is centered on the ways women are challenging gender bias and using their leadership platforms to forge a gender-equal world. Today, World Relief celebrates the achievements of women and girls who persevered through the many social, economic, and COVID-19 related challenges of the…

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February 22, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE — World Relief is grieved and shocked by the recent attack on the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Luca Attanasio, Italy’s ambassador to the Congo since 2017, was killed, as well as an Italian police officer and their Congolese driver.…

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February 19, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Despite the many hardships and challenges presented by the pandemic in 2020, World Relief found new and innovative ways to serve the most vulnerable to meet their evolving needs. World Relief’s teams proactively addressed the COVID-19 crisis in some of the world’s most volatile places both internationally…

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February 12, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co(703) 388-6734 BALTIMORE  – Today, World Relief’s Board of Directors announced the upcoming retirement of Scott Arbeiter, president, and Tim Breene, CEO, at the end of the summer and expressed deep gratitude for their sacrificial service and extraordinary commitment to World Relief’s mission, staff, partners and clients. The duo has collectively…

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In 2018, World Relief Sacramento volunteers Becca and Luke Voight began connecting with refugee youth at a local park. What started as an informal gathering has now grown into a robust program called The Welcome Club.  The Welcome Club partners with four area elementary schools to serve upwards of 100 students. Itoffers space for immigrant kids to ‘just be…

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