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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...

World Refugee Day | 2014

Home is a part of our identity. It is an ecosystem for growth, stability, and security. . . . A sanctuary for children to grow up. . . . A safe haven for days of illness or distress. . . . A place where meals are shared and community is cultivated. Now imagine being...

On the Syrian Border: Our Neighbors in Need

Our second day on the ground in Jordan was even more sobering than the first. The needs here are absolutely overwhelming! Being here is like stumbling on the scene of a mass tragedy. There is chaos, confusion, utter despair—the full scope/range of human misery on...

On the Syrian Border: They Can’t Wait

Today, I’m in Amman, Jordan, working alongside our humanitarian partners amidst one of the most desperate and widespread disasters I have ever witnessed. Our lead field strategist in Jordan is my long-time friend, Isam Ghattas. His cultural awareness has proven...

Your Legacy to Refugees

The children darted between the throng of adults, playing carefree, their hearts cheerful and lighthearted for the first time in months. The smell of food cooking, the brightly-lit tree in the corner, hearing their parents laughing . . . and knowing there were gifts...
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