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Matching gift extended — help rescue 2X as many refugees

Matching gift extended — help rescue 2X as many refugees

Sahar didn’t want to have children … not while living in a refugee camp. But after years in the camps, she knew that if she didn’t have a child soon, she never would. Sahar and her husband finally decided to have a baby, and this will be their son’s first winter. But...
Marrah won’t be home for the holidays

Marrah won’t be home for the holidays

Marrah lies awake at night, listening to her children cough. Smoke fills the air, choking their lungs. But building a fire and burning trash inside their makeshift home is the only way to keep warm. Still, the kids shiver in their sleep.As Marrah listens to her three...
On the Syrian border: A plea for help

On the Syrian border: A plea for help

“People come and go, promising to help,” Tariq said. But that help rarely comes.I met Tariq this week in a refugee camp, where his family is struggling to survive. I’ve changed his name to protect him. They receive a stipend of just $15 per month — an impossibly small...
On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

On the Syrian border: True healing for refugees facing trauma

For many families I’ve met on the Syrian border, their journey to becoming refugees was a traumatic one. They arrive at the camps bearing both physical and emotional scars. This was certainly the case for Mrs. Zin and her family. I’ve shared the beginning of her story...
A refugee needs your help to survive the winter

A refugee needs your help to survive the winter

Freezing to death is probably not something you’ve ever had to worry about. But it’s a very real threat for refugees living in northern Iraq and Syria.Refugee families are counting down the days until the temperature drops and the freezing winds blow. They aren’t...
From a saved leg to a saved soul

From a saved leg to a saved soul

When Tarek’s wife finally decided to follow Jesus, Tarek didn’t go to church to praise God … he went to the refugee medical clinic. Because that is where their Christian journey began. Tarek, whose name I’ve changed for his protection, is from war-ravaged Syria. While...
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