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Too traumatized to speak: life as a child refugee

Too traumatized to speak: life as a child refugee

CRASH! Nabil had never heard such a loud and terrifying noise before. When the dust and smoke settled, he could see the early morning sunlight pouring in where the ceiling of his house had been just seconds before. Fragments of a missile littered the rubble. As the...
Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

Refugee couples: all they have is each other — and you

“… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part.” When you take your wedding vows, you probably don’t think “for worse” will involve losing your home,...
Life through the eyes of a child refugee

Life through the eyes of a child refugee

The terror comes to Amani in flashes. She remembers rockets shrieking overhead as her family fled their home in Syria. She can still hear the bellowing booms of shells exploding and destroying the homes and buildings in her old neighborhood. Even six years later, the...
Would you burn your belongings to survive?

Would you burn your belongings to survive?

Would you burn your only pair of shoes to stay warm? Or would you light your favorite book on fire in order to give your children heat, even if it were just for a moment? Refugees are facing life-threatening winter conditions right now. And without help, they may not...
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...
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