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World Relief Responds to Announced Restrictions to Immigration Due to COVID-19

04/23/2020

In response to President Trump’s announcement via Twitter and subsequent executive order halting immigration in the light of the COVID-19 crisis, World Relief urges the administration to reconsider.

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The Impact of COVID-19 in Developing Countries and Ways to Respond

04/22/2020

On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, World Relief, a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and respond to disasters worldwide, hosted a live press call on how COVID-19 is impacting developing countries, particularly in Africa, and ways to respond.

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World Relief Celebrates International Women’s Day, Announces New Organizational Oversight Board Gender Ratio

03/08/2020

This International Women’s Day, World Relief recognizes the women and girls served through various programming throughout the world and maintains that the goal of achieving “Each for Equal” doesn’t need to be a future eventuality, but today’s reality. To that end, World Relief is renewing our commitment to elevating women by announcing that we have welcomed a 75% increase in the number of women participating in our board, which is now 45% female.

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World Relief North Texas Reveals New Name, Expanded Footprint

03/02/2020

Today, World Relief’s office in Texas announced a new name: World Relief North Texas. Formerly known as World Relief Fort Worth, the organization has had a presence in Texas for the last 40 years, welcoming and resettling refugees and providing a variety of services to asylum seekers and other immigrants. In the last nearly 20 years, 88,572 refugees have been resettled in the state, of which many have been persecuted for their faith, their service to the U.S. military abroad or for peacefully advocating for human rights.

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World Relief Celebrates A Moment of Hope for South Sudan As Government Unites

02/25/2020

On Saturday, February 22, South Sudan’s two rivals, President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, made a peace deal aimed at ending the six years of civil war. To seal the peace deal, former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as First Vice President of South Sudan.

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World Relief Laments Expanded Restrictions on Lawful Immigration

02/17/2020

World Relief Laments Expanded Restrictions on Lawful ImmigrationNew “Travel Ban” Will Bar Family Reunification from Particular African and Asian Countries BALTIMORE, Md. – Late today, President Trump issued a new…

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Encourages Workforce Alternatives & Immigration Reform

02/17/2020

World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Encourages Workforce Alternatives & Immigration Reform  BALTIMORE, Md. –  Last night, President Trump gave his third State of the…

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World Relief Responds to President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Encourages Workforce Alternatives & Immigration Reform

02/05/2020

Last night, President Trump gave his third State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. As in previous addresses, the president highlighted the efforts he and his administration have taken to secure the Southern border and the need for merit-based immigration reform. World Relief believes that security is essential; it’s just as important as ensuring safe, legal ways for individuals and families fleeing violence, persecution and other tragic circumstances to enter the country and subsequently become a citizen.

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World Relief Laments Expanded Restrictions on Lawful Immigration

02/01/2020

Late today, President Trump issued a new executive order expanding upon previous travel bans. The new order bars most individuals from Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Nigeria from obtaining immigrant visas to migrate lawfully to the U.S. and restricts individuals from Sudan and Tanzania from eligibility for one category of immigrant visa. 

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World Relief Grieves TX Gov. Greg Abbott’s Halt on Refugee Resettlement in Texas in FY2020

01/11/2020

Today, Governor Greg Abbott of Texas officially withheld his consent to resettle refugees in Texas in FY2020. Unlike previous years, the refugee ceiling for FY2020 was announced at the end of September paired with an executive order requiring both state and local authorities to consent to resettle refugees in their jurisdictions. 

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World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table Urge Governors in 15 States to Accept Refugees

12/11/2019

Today, World Relief and the Evangelical Immigration Table coordinated and sent letters to 14 state governors, and to Arizona Governor Ducey this past Friday, to respond to the president’s executive order that requires state governors and local authorities to provide consent to resettling refugees.

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World Relief Remains Vigilant in Working with Communities to Eradicate HIV/AIDS

12/01/2019

This World AIDS Day, World Relief urges sustained vigilance to eradicate HIV/AIDS. Even though HIV infection is preventable and effective treatment available, 5,000 new HIV infections still occur every day, and nearly 40 million people are infected, according to UNAIDS. Access to testing and maintaining treatment remain challenges, along with lingering stigma.

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