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Human Rights Day: Your voice matters

Human Rights Day: Your voice matters

Mohamed barely escaped Mosul alive. For the past two years, he’s lived with seven other people in a caravan … seven refugees who, like him, have lost everything to violence. Mohamed believes restoration is still far away. “Refugee conditions are deplorable. I am...
Fighting ISIS with the most powerful gift

Fighting ISIS with the most powerful gift

They’ve escaped the battleground of Mosul, but their battle for survival has only just begun … I just returned from Iraq a few weeks ago. As the battle for Mosul began, our team was on the ground just 20 minutes away. Over the years, I’ve been to the Middle East...
From the field | Atrocities unfolding on the frontlines

From the field | Atrocities unfolding on the frontlines

I just returned from the bombed out streets of Hassan Sham, just outside of Mosul. Once a thriving home to more than 5,000 people, this village is little more than a ghost town now. Our jeep crept along the main road, swerving to avoid debris and the armored vehicles...
Is this Mosul’s darkest hour?

Is this Mosul’s darkest hour?

For two years, ISIS has controlled Mosul, Iraq. For refugees trapped there, it’s felt like being trapped inside a tomb. But the battle to liberate Mosul is underway — and refugees are streaming out of the city desperate to break free. Most are taking only what they...
From the field | Healing Iraq one refugee at a time

From the field | Healing Iraq one refugee at a time

Being sick is scary … being sick without access to medical help is terrifying. I still remember my fear when at 38 years old my life was changed by three fateful words: “You have cancer.” But I also remember the comfort of knowing my caring doctors would be beside me...
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