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This Christian Org is Spending Millions to Help Chinese Citizens Battling the Coronavirus

Lindsay Elizabeth : Feb 18, 2020  Faithwire.com

"We're working with our sponsor children and their families to make sure their families have the protective equipment that they need." -Erica Van Deren, Program Manager for humanitarian and emergency affairs at World Vision

[Faithwire.com] Over 1,600 people have died in China over the last couple of months due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a devastating number that could be even worse given accusations the Chinese government has misreported the situation. (Image: A World Vision worker holds up boxes of facemasks during the 2019-2020 coronavirus outbreak in China /World Vision /via Christian Post)

Aside from the United States government stepping in with funding to fight the epidemic, many private sector individuals and humanitarian groups are stepping in as well.

One of the groups, World Vision, is spending millions to bring aid to hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens. World Vision, a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization, already plays a large role in China, supporting over 55,000 children, and employing 300 people there.

World Vision, along with government organizations, are concerned about the increasing death toll regarding the virus, with over one-hundred reported dead last Friday alone.

According to the Christian Post, Erica Van Deren, the program manager for humanitarian and emergency affairs at World Vision, says that 39,000 out of the 55,000 sponsored children in China live in areas that are in "immediate risk" of the coronavirus... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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