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Protect Funding for Vulnerable Children in Central America

World Vision

The President has announced that he plans to cut U.S. foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in an attempt to push those governments to stop migration into the U.S. 

However, most U.S. development assistance doesn’t go directly to governments – it funds programs designed and implemented by international development organizations, like World Vision, who are working in these Central American countries to address the root causes of poverty, violence, and migration. World Vision U.S. staff traveled to the region just last week to see first-hand the vital difference that our programs are making for vulnerable children in the most violent regions of Central America. Progress in addressing these root causes means that children and families can thrive in their own communities, averting the need to migrate to the United States. 

U.S. foreign assistance should not be used as a tool to penalize the home countries of migrants. The focus must remain on sustainably improving the lives of the most vulnerable so that children and their families may safely remain home. 

All children deserve a life free from fear, a life where they feel cared for and protected in a loving family environment, and a life where they have hope for their future. Ask Congress to put the needs of vulnerable children first. To address poverty, violence, and unsafe migration sustainably, the U.S. must continue to address root causes through foreign assistance.  

Use this simple form to call and email your members of Congress and tell them to ask the Administration to retreat from this dangerous policy. 

Protect Funding for Vulnerable Children in Central America

World Vision

The President has announced that he plans to cut U.S. foreign assistance to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in an attempt to push those governments to stop migration into the U.S. 

However, most U.S. development assistance doesn’t go directly to governments – it funds programs designed and implemented by international development organizations, like World Vision, who are working in these Central American countries to address the root causes of poverty, violence, and migration. World Vision U.S. staff traveled to the region just last week to see first-hand the vital difference that our programs are making for vulnerable children in the most violent regions of Central America. Progress in addressing these root causes means that children and families can thrive in their own communities, averting the need to migrate to the United States. 

U.S. foreign assistance should not be used as a tool to penalize the home countries of migrants. The focus must remain on sustainably improving the lives of the most vulnerable so that children and their families may safely remain home. 

All children deserve a life free from fear, a life where they feel cared for and protected in a loving family environment, and a life where they have hope for their future. Ask Congress to put the needs of vulnerable children first. To address poverty, violence, and unsafe migration sustainably, the U.S. must continue to address root causes through foreign assistance.  

Use this simple form to call and email your members of Congress and tell them to ask the Administration to retreat from this dangerous policy.