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On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

On the ground at the Syrian border: An impossible choice

Almost a year ago to the date, I was huddled in a tent with refugees I had met on the Syrian border. Today, I’m back again … and I’m still just as overwhelmed by the stories I hear and the needs I see. I’m more convinced than ever before that we — as the body of...
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 the Field: The life of a child refugee

From the Field: The life of a child refugee

As I walk through refugee camps on the Syrian border I have to tell you, I’m amazed by the number of children here. I can’t imagine raising my own kids or grandkids in these conditions. In one part of the camp, children balance their way across a narrow, exposed pipe...
From the Field: Syrians living in miserable conditions

From the Field: Syrians living in miserable conditions

Many Syrians have fled the violence of civil war and ISIS, but they haven’t escaped the suffering. Right now, I’m in a refugee camp on the Syrian border where families are just trying to survive. They are living in deplorable conditions … there’s trash everywhere. It...
Rescue a Syrian refugee for $35

Rescue a Syrian refugee for $35

Syria is still reeling from the chemical attack on Douma that killed around 75 people. April 7 was every Syrian’s worst nightmare — choking, gasping, fleeing for safety. And how did we respond as a nation? We debated. The Syrian people don’t need another debate about...
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