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Life under lockdown: How many people can one tent hold?

Life under lockdown: How many people can one tent hold?

Poverty is nothing new. It’s always been there — in slums, in refugee camps, way up high in remote, mountainous villages. But now it’s getting worse. “This disease has put many people out of jobs and created more poverty,” our partner along the Syrian border recently...
She didn’t know her baby was starving to death

She didn’t know her baby was starving to death

Jamilla knew something was wrong with her baby boy. At 6 months old, Nabil hadn’t grown much since birth. His body still resembled a newborn, and he showed no signs of maturing. Jamilla and her son fled the violence in their city and now live in a refugee camp on the...
What’s at stake this March 31? Let Sahir tell you

What’s at stake this March 31? Let Sahir tell you

Sahir remembers what it was like to be independent. His family used to live in a scenic village in Syria. His daily life consisted of going to work and then coming home to his beautiful wife and daughter. But the war destroyed all of that. He was forced to flee the...
Why refugees can’t always make the long trek home

Why refugees can’t always make the long trek home

“There’s no place like home.” That’s what Dorothy famously said in the 1939 film, “The Wizard of Oz.” Decades later those words are still being sewn onto pillows and mounted on walls. But for refugees around the world, it’s more than just a popular catchphrase. It’s a...
Love your neighbor: Ready, set, ACTION!

Love your neighbor: Ready, set, ACTION!

Are you ready for a little honesty? Before working at World Help, I had a certain mindset toward charities and nonprofits. I’d see a commercial about starving children or notice a colorful pamphlet depicting the struggles of refugees and always have the same reaction....
Too traumatized to speak: life as a child refugee

Too traumatized to speak: life as a child refugee

CRASH! Nabil had never heard such a loud and terrifying noise before. When the dust and smoke settled, he could see the early morning sunlight pouring in where the ceiling of his house had been just seconds before. Fragments of a missile littered the rubble. As the...
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