The escape from Mosul: Rahim’s story

The escape from Mosul: Rahim’s story

The smell of burning rubble. The ear-piercing pops of automatic weapons. The sight of his brother being killed before his eyes … These are all experiences Rahim cannot wipe from his memory. He can never forget them. Even when he lies down to sleep in the displacement...
Syria is burning — Here’s how you can help

Syria is burning — Here’s how you can help

Ahmed makes his way through the dusty, rubble-filled street that once was his neighborhood. The cold wind tears at his flimsy coat — it was all Ahmed had time to grab as he and his family escaped their home. His family now lives in the basement of a half-destroyed...
Iraqi refugees stuck in limbo

Iraqi refugees stuck in limbo

“We were trapped.” Saeed’s voice grew quiet as he recalled the months he spent inside ISIS-controlled Mosul. “We didn’t have any chance to flee because ISIS besieged us, [leaving] no safe exit,” he said. Mosul used to be home to more than 2 million people — many...
A life torn apart … healed with a gift

A life torn apart … healed with a gift

Aria stood alone in her kitchen, preparing her family’s dinner. She hauled an oversized pot onto the stovetop and slowly poured in cooking oil. She cut up vegetables and meat just as her mother had shown her when she was a little girl. Now at 14 years old, Aria knew...
Invite a refugee to your table

Invite a refugee to your table

We’ve just finished a busy holiday season where one of the highlights is family and friends gathering around one table and breaking bread together. It’s a wonderful feeling: eating, sharing stories, and laughing with those we cherish. But many refugees around the...
Keep a refugee child warm this winter

Keep a refugee child warm this winter

Yusef is a 5-year-old boy whose life has already been filled with more chaos than many people will face in their entire lives. His parents are from Syria, but Yusef can hardly remember living there. That’s because Yusef is a refugee … and has been for almost his...
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