Update from World Relief
World Relief Welcomes Announcement of Ukrainian Refugee Resettlement and Humanitarian Assistance, Urges Broader Welcome
BALTIMORE – Today, President Biden announced a plan to admit as many as 100,000 Ukrainians to the United States as refugees and through other means. In addition, the United States is committingRead More
Houses of worship across the country will be crucial, as the U.S. has said it plans to welcome 95,000 Afghans by September 2022.
How one Chicago church is stepping up to help Afghan evacuees
by: Emily McFarlan Miller WARRENVILLE, Ill., Oct. 8, 2021 (RNS) — When Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, fell to the Taliban in August, it didn’t take long for the ripple effects toRead More
The news came Monday afternoon...
Faith-based agencies celebrate ‘return to moral leadership’ as Biden raises refugee ceiling to 125,00
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Sept. 21, 2021 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating the Biden administration’s proposal to admit as many as 125,000 refugees to the United StatesRead More
“But the mission is not complete,” said Jenny Yang, senior vice president of advocacy and policy at World Relief.
Safe in the US, Afghan evacuees turn their attention to the families they left behind
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Sept. 7, 2021 (RNS) — Mustafa was back in Afghanistan visiting his wife and daughter when the Taliban literally moved in next door. He knew theyRead More
“We are heartbroken by the bloodshed at the Kabul airport...”
World Relief Grieves the Loss of Life at Kabul Airport and Urges Biden Administration to Ensure Continued Safe Evacuation of Vulnerable Afghans, U.S. Citizens and Green Card Holders
BALTIMORE, August 26, 2021 — Today, August 26, a series of terrorist attacks near Kabul’s airport took the lives of over 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops. These attacks wereRead More
And many Americans are looking for ways to help their new neighbors.
How to help Afghans arriving in the US after fleeing the Taliban
by: Emily McFarlan Miller August 25, 2021 (RNS) — As the United States planned its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, faith-based refugee resettlement organizations led calls for the evacuation of AfghanRead More
Greene will step into the combined role of president and CEO on Aug. 16.
World Relief announces Myal Greene as new head amid ‘the most significant crisis of our lives’
by: Emily McFarlan Miller July 21, 2021 (RNS) — World Relief announced Tuesday (July 20) that longtime staff member Myal Greene will become the next president and CEO of theRead More
“Many Dreamers have lived under a cloud of uncertainty for most of their lives”
World Relief Laments Impact of Court Decision Regarding DACA, Urges Congress to Act
BALTIMORE, July 16, 2021 — Today, a federal judge in Texas issued a decision that puts the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in jeopardy. While JudgeRead More
The announcement from the Biden White House comes after significant pushback from the faith-based groups...
Biden raises refugee ceiling, and faith-based groups brace for rebuilding work
by: Emily McFarlan Miller WASHINGTON, May 3, 2021 (RNS) — Faith-based refugee resettlement groups are celebrating President Joe Biden’s decision to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.Read More