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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 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...
A final battle we cannot ignore

A final battle we cannot ignore

You’ve seen it before — the epic final battle in a movie, the one the entire plot has been leading up to. Some iconic battles that come to mind include: • Aragorn and his forces facing Sauron and his army in The Return of the King • Rocky squaring up against Ivan...
This letter from a Syrian refugee is heartbreaking

This letter from a Syrian refugee is heartbreaking

You’ve read about the refugee crisis and seen photos in the news. But there’s nothing like hearing about it from someone who is living it. World Help recently received this letter from a Syrian refugee. It’s heartbreaking, but we had to share it. We knew you would...
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