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A global Christian humanitarian organization fighting against violence, poverty and injustice to create change that lasts—today, tomorrow and for generations to come.




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Human trafficking is one of the hardest international relief and development causes to talk about. The crime has been documented in 148 countries, and includes forced sexual exploitation, labor, involuntary marriage, organ trade and more. An estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked each year, and roughly a third of those are children under the age of 18. While some hoped that restricted travel during the COVID-19 pandemic would reduce trafficking, our charity partners fear the opposite – technology has helped move trafficking further underground, and limited government capacity makes it harder for local officials to reach and save victims. This...

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  • Title: Strengthened marriage, stronger community
  • Charity: World Relief
  • Country: Burundi
  • Photo Credit: Esther Mbabazi / World Relief

A couple that has gone through the Families for Life programming where couples learn important skills like valuing one another, communication and problem-solving as a foundation to adapt to life circumstances and different seasons of life.

  • Title: Goreth Mbimbi_Burundi
  • Charity: World Relief
  • Country: Democratic Republic of Congo/Burundi
  • Photo Credit: unknown

  • Title: Rodney
  • Charity: World Relief
  • Country: United States
  • Photo Credit: unknown

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When people ask us, “Where is World Relief’s women’s empowerment programming?” Our answer is: It’s everywhere. Transforming how men and women live, relate and honor God in their relationships is at the very heart of what we do.