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Brutal winter cold strikes Aleppo’s refugees

Brutal winter cold strikes Aleppo’s refugees

Brutally cold nights and long, hard days loom ahead for refugees fleeing Aleppo. “The situation was great before the war … [now], we left our house and are displaced,” Sameer said when describing her family’s life since the war first began. Countless men, women, and...
Do you realize your worth?

Do you realize your worth?

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us …” — 1 John 4:10 The boisterous chatter of elementary school children filled the school bus and I stared blankly out the window with knots in my stomach. My classmates could hardly contain their Friday...
Is a drink of water on your Christmas list?

Is a drink of water on your Christmas list?

All he wanted was a bottle of water. Rashad’s * life did a complete 180 in the blink of an eye. One day he was a typical 10-year-old boy going to school, playing soccer with his friends, riding his bike and watching TV. Then ISIS arrived in his town. He and his family...
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...
It’s our most basic need, yet millions lack it

It’s our most basic need, yet millions lack it

Clean water — without it, none of our other needs can be adequately met. Over 70 years ago, a wise man named Abraham Maslow came up with what he called the hierarchy of needs. His hierarchy included self-realization, a sense of belonging, and safety. But he concluded...
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