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World Relief

World Relief is a Christian international relief and development agency. It was founded in 1944 as the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals. World Relief offers assistance to victims of poverty, disease, hunger, war and persecution, and other disasters.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the organization has offices worldwide. It is supported by churches and individual donors, as well as through U.S. government grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other agencies.

Ministry Arising from War

The World Relief ministry began when leading American denominations realized they had a unique means of addressing the needs of war-torn Europe. Many had sister churches located in some of the hardest-hit regions of the continent. The National Association of Evangelicals established the War Relief Commission to ...

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