New Evidence: U.N. Connected to World Vision Terror Finance Scandal


„U.S. Treasury Department documents obtained by the Middle East Forum through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request shed new light on the terror-finance scandal that first erupted last year concerning the Obama-era United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the International evangelical aid charity, World Vision.

These new documents reveal that not only was World Vision funding the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA), a U.S. designated charity linked to Osama Bin Laden based in Sudan, with grants from USAID, but also from the United Nations (U.N.). The documents also disclose that once World Vision’s relationship with ISRA was exposed by a whistleblower from the Swiss-based intergovernmental organization, International Organization for Migration (IOM), World Vision mounted a full-court press to strongarm the Treasury Department into allowing the relationship to continue unabated. This effort involved high-ranking members of Congress, who advocated for World Vision, as well as threats of lawsuits aimed at the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department.