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Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all World Vision-related media clips ... just a recent sampling.

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A game of survival for Syrian refugees in Lebanon
February 27, 2015

Refugees say the aid they are receiving is not enough. Mohammad al-Rasheed, a spokesperson for the Qab Elias settlement, said World Vision has provided some clothes and cold-weather gear. But as the war drags on, international funds aimed at helping Syrian refugees have significantly dwindled. The harsh winter weather of the Lebanese mountains has compounded the misery for these refugees, who now view their lives as a game of survival.

Huffington Post Impact  

Donating to women and girls just got easier
February 24, 2015

A chronic lack of resources, funds and access to capital keep women who live in low- to middle-income countries on poverty rolls. Global Impact's Women & Girls Fund works with four leading organizations, including World Vision, to improve the lives of women worldwide.

MSN News  

Wasting away in Burundi
February 19, 2015

Widespread poverty, climactic disasters, overpopulation and a lack of materials to make it productive, means that a staggering one in 10 people in Burundi suffer from severe acute malnutrition. It's a figure usually associated with emergencies, but in northern Burundi, it barely raises an eyebrow. "You can see in their faces that they haven't had enough to eat," says Jean-Dominique Masumbuko, agricultural coordinator for charity World Vision that runs the WFP's local food for work program.

NerdWallet  

Seattle's top internships and who got them
February 18, 2015

At these 18 companies in Seattle — a city with an established tech and engineering presence that is quickly becoming an innovation hub — interns do way more than just fetch coffee. World Vision Media Relations intern Anna Barrett says the most surprising part of her assignment was "The desire of the employees to truly invest in the intern."

BuzzFeed  

5 myths and misconceptions regarding violence against children worldwide
February 17, 2015

A new global survey reveals that people around the world think violence against children is a common, growing and under-reported problem, yet one that is still surrounded in misconception and misunderstanding. Led by World Vision and Ipsos Reid, a study titled “Fearing Wrong” interviewed more than 11,000 people over from 28 countries around the world.

CNN News  

The hardest 40 days: Winter is next threat to Iraqi and Syrian refugees
January 6, 2015

From northern Iraq to Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, the continuing fighting across Syria and Iraq is forcing families to run, and those who survive do not have what they need to last the winter.

Relevant Magazine  

Ebola is still a major crisis in West Africa. Here's how to help
January 6, 2015

Sadly, as Americans have begun to realize that their own chances of ever becoming infected with the virus were virtually non-existent, the conversation surrounding Ebola has slowly faded. Just because concerns over an outbreak are no longer a reality here, it doesn’t mean we should stop talking about Ebola — and how to assist those who desperately still need our help.

Newsweek  

Photos: 10 years after Indian Ocean tsunami, the Coast, and its people have bounced back
December 25, 2014

Tsunami survivor Nurul Hayati says: "We are going through hard times, but at least we have a house,” referring to the reconstruction of her village carried out by World Vision. “It's still better than sleeping under a tree.”

The Boston Globe  

The peacemakers of 2014
December 23, 2014

As the year ends, a closer look illuminates thousands of courageous men and women who work ceaselessly for the elusive hope of peace ... like World Vision, and all the indispensable humanitarian relief organizations delivering food, medical aid and shelter to more than 11 million homeless in benighted Syria — the most urgent humanitarian crisis in the world today.

Good Day Sacramento  

Buy a goat, save a life (VIDEO)
December 23, 2014

A goat nourishes hungry children and families with healthy milk, cheese and yogurt and is an original way to share the true meaning of the season. They can help sustain a family for a long time, and $75 is all it takes.

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Moving kids from "Gimme Gimme" to "Giving Giving" (VIDEO)
December 23, 2014

Here's something you can do if your kids' wish list gets longer and more elaborate every year ....

Fox News  

Trae Bodge highlights the benefits of the World Vision Gift Catalog (VIDEO)
December 23, 2014

"For kids these days who are loaded down with toys, and electronic trains, and stuff, the World Vision Gift Catalog is a really great alternative. I love World Vision."

MyFoxLA  

World Vision and Harlem Globetrotters
December 18, 2014

The Harlem Globetrotters' Buckets Blakes competes for attention with some cute farm animals as he talks with the MyFoxLA team about the World Vision Gift Catalog.

Examiner.com  

Beauty holiday gift guide 2014
December 18, 2014

Holiday parties and family gatherings are a highlight of the holiday season. Since it is important to look and feel your best, below are beauty, fashion and other gifts that's sure to please everyone. With your gift of $95 or more to help the needs of children and families worldwide you will receive this beautiful silk scarf. Vietnam's Ma Chau villagers weave these traditional silky smooth scarves. Give a gift that keeps on giving with this gorgeous World Vision Gift Catalog Royal Silk Scarf.

USA Today  

Make a difference with these holiday gift ideas
December 17, 2014

This is the season of giving. One great last-minute idea is to give a gift that not only makes the recipient feel good but also helps others in need. "Charitable gifts let us tap into the best aspects of the holiday season – the sense of giving, of focusing on others and on being grateful for what we already have," says Amy Parodi, spokeswoman for World Vision.

Upworthy  

Find out the fastest and saddest way to shrink a child's heart. Literally. (VIDEO & INTERACTIVE)
December 16, 2014

Approximately 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That's about 1 in 9 people on earth. And that stat gets even sadder when you understand all of the impacts of malnutrition on the body — especially on a child. Check out the video to see how World Vision recommends we catch world hunger and save the minds, hearts, and bodies of millions of children all around the world.

CBN Espanol  

Sudán: Más de 750 mil niños vivirán una Navidad lejos de casa
December 16, 2014

Sudán del Sur cumple el primer aniversario desde que la guerra civil estalló en diciembre pasado. Ante esto, cerca de 750 mil niños vivirán una nueva Navidad lejos de sus hogares. En un reciente informe publicado por la organización de bases cristianas, Visión Mundial, los niños de Sudán del Sur están siendo registrados para trabajar. Ante esto la entidad pide a los donantes internacionales que trabajen para llevar la paz al devastado país.

The World Post  

How the world's newest country went from hope to horror in one year (PHOTOS)
December 15, 2014

"Children are living in fear of more violence," Jessica Bousquette, author of a recent report on displaced children in South Sudan for aid group World Vision, told The World Post. "This is their second Christmas away from home and there is a sadness about not knowing where they'll be next year."

HuffPost Live  

#WorldBrief with @JoshZepps Dec. 15 (VIDEO)
December 15, 2014

Josh Zepps talks with Jessica Bousquette, a children protection expert with World Vision, and lead author of a World Vision report on the impact on children of war in South Sudan.

The New York Times  

U.N., aid groups overstretched by crisis in Congo’s mining heartland
December 14, 2014

Faced with a dearth of UN peacekeepers, lack of funding and competition from other global crises, relief agencies are struggling to contain a growing humanitarian disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo's mining heartland. Scott Lout, World Vision's national director, said that after two decades in Congo, donors were impatient to shift from emergency humanitarian responses to forward-looking development programs.

Huffington Post Impact  

Children in South Sudan face another Christmas far from home
December 12, 2014

I sat with four teenage girls on a UN base near Juba, in the world's newest country, South Sudan. One of the girls, Elizabeth, 15, shared her daily life and struggles, her dreams for the future, what she believes children need, and her thoughts about the current situation in her country where 1.4 million people remain homeless, nearly a year after a conflict that has left millions in need. She and almost 750,000 other children will be a spending their second Christmas away from home and their communities.

Reuters  

'Whiplash' typhoon a cruel blow for already poverty-stricken central Philippines
December 9, 2014

The typhoon's name was Hagupit, which means "whiplash" in Filipino, and for the poverty-stricken rice farmers, fishermen, village workers and children of the eastern central Philippines, it was an especially painful blow.

Bloomberg News  

Philippines shuts capital, deploys troops as storm kills 21 (VIDEO)
December 8, 2014

“It’s a really serious situation in the evacuation centers,” Jennifer MacCann, World Vision’s operation director for the typhoon response. “Many of the families don’t know when they can return home and what they will find once they get there.”

Devex  

Haiyan lessons put to the test as Philippines battles another typhoon
December 8, 2014

Aid groups have their first big chance to prove what they learned in disaster preparedness, risk mitigation and emergency relief one year after Typhoon Haiyan. Cecil Laguardia, World Vision’s communications manager for emergency response in the Philippines, shared that relief organizations will have to roll with the punches and be flexible and innovative in how they respond, as the standard operation procedure should be moving two steps ahead and not two steps backward.

CNN iReport  

World Vision assessing Typhoon Hagupit damage in Tacloban (SLIDESHOW)
December 7, 2014

World Vision assessment teams are on the ground in Tacloban, only hours after powerful Typhoon Hagupit slammed the region still reeling from last year’s deadly Typhoon Haiyan.

Bloomberg News  

Typhoon slams Philippines, threatens recovery from Haiyan
December 7, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit slammed the central Philippines with heavy rain and gales, toppling trees and power lines and threatening the recovery of regions devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan a year ago. “It’s a really serious situation in the evacuation centers,” Jennifer MacCann, World Vision’s operation director for the typhoon response. “Many of the families don’t know when they can return home and what they will find once they get there.”

CNN iReport  

Thousands heed mandatory evacuation in Tacloban on the heels of Tagupit; World Vision distribution starts today (SLIDESHOW)
December 7, 2014

More than 100,000 people fled to evacuation centers in Tacloban ahead of Typhoon Hagupit. An estimated 30,000 stayed at the 49 evacuation camps designated by the city government as early as 2-3 days before the projected landfall. These photos show people gathered inside Redemptorist Church in Tacloban.

The New York Times Opinionator Blog  

A depression-fighting strategy that could go viral
December 4, 2014

When Ebola ends, the people who have suffered, who have lost loved ones, will need many things. They will need ways to rebuild their livelihoods. They will need a functioning health system, which can ensure that future outbreaks do not become catastrophes. And they will need mental health care. Depression is the most important thief of productive life for women around the world, and the second-most important for men.

The Christian Post  

A Christmas gift for suffering South Sudan
December 4, 2014

John Ashworth, who serves as an advisor to the Catholic bishops of South Sudan, wrote that many international donors are reducing their development aid to South Sudan due to a lack of progress in the peace talks among the warring parties. Ashworth said that seven of the ten states in South Sudan are not directly affected by the conflict, and it is both unfair and counter-productive to deny development aid to those people. "I would highly recommend making a donation to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), or World Vision, which are very active Christian aid agencies working in South Sudan." To send a Christmas donation to suffering South Sudan please go to http://www.wvi.org/south-sudan.

The Christian Century  

The Christian Century: Refuge in Uganda
December 3, 2014

Last summer, while the attention of the world was focused on the World Cup in Brazil, another competition was being organized in northern Uganda. World Vision says Sudanese men living in refugee settlements organized a series of friendly “football for peace” matches.

Fox and Friends  

Globetrotters and goats help families in need (VIDEO)
December 2, 2014

Today is #GivingTuesday and the Harlem Globetrotters have teamed up with Christian organization World Vision U.S. to demonstrate the importance of giving back.

News 12 The Bronx  

Bronx residents receive goods for Giving Tuesday
December 2, 2014

Thirty-One Gives, an organization from Ohio in partnership with World Vision, traveled all the way to the Bronx with gifts for the women and children in need at the Kip's Bay Boys and Girls Club in Castle Hill.

Relevant Magazine  

Watch World Vision's Steve Haas interview Relevant founder Cameron Strang at The Gathering (VIDEO)
December 1, 2014

World Vision Vice President Steve Haas recently sat down with RELEVANT’s very own founder and publisher Cameron Strang at The Gathering conference ....

USA Today Travel  

Edible gifts that give back (peanut butter for children's health)
December 1, 2014

What better way to do good and give back than by purchasing food or beverages that bring people together? Purchase a packet or jar of Good Spread peanut butter (made in Georgia) and the company will donate therapeutic nutrition to a child in need. Good Spread partners with Mother Administered Nutritive Aid and World Vision who distributes the Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food to malnourished children around the world.

New York Times Gift Guide  

New York Times Gift Guide: Food, drink, and cooking (Cinnamon box from Vietnam)
December 1, 2014

Despite the countless e-commerce and brick-and-mortar options, holiday shopping just doesn’t seem to get easier. Some would even say the options are overwhelming .... Sales of this gift support families in Vietnam.

 

 

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