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World Vision

  • By: Susan MacGregor
  • In: Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief
  • Edited by: K. Bradley Penuel & Matt Statler
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Policy (general)

World Vision is an international partnership of national agencies that together seek to improve the lives of people around the world through development and relief programming across many sectors. The Christian agency's mission is guided by the Christian values of both its board members and staff. As such, World Vision is dedicated to working with the most vulnerable and poor communities around the world, but is careful to maintain that their programs and activities are aimed at poverty reduction and improving livelihoods, rather than religious conversion.

World Vision today is one of the largest developmental and relief agencies in the world, with programs in 98 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Oceania. In 2008, they raised $2.6 billion in cash and ...

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