Why Kurdistan?

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

We are all familiar with the statistics from the ongoing Syrian civil war. Over 2 million Syrians have fled their country. These refugees now live in neighboring countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Kurdistan (northern Iraq).  

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$3 for 3 years

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

The Facts* • It is estimated that over 140,000 civilians have been killed in the Syrian crisis. • There are now over 2.5 million Syrian refugees. • 50.9% of these refugees are children under 18. • Over 6.5 million people have been displaced internally in Syria • The total number…

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I Am Thankful

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

We recently arrived here at the refugee camp in Northern Iraq. Like many others, we have suffered through the war. We are now starting over here with our young family. What makes starting over much easier is that a humanitarian group from the USA is providing us with food regularly….

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Doctor

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a doctor in Damascus.  As a surgeon, my job was to preserve life. Unfortunately, the war flooded our hospitals with innocent civilians.  Our ability to treat these patients diminished

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I Am A Disabled Soldier

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a soldier in the regime – just a soldier following orders to try and restore order in our country. We were in a building, and I had a disagreement with our officers. They threw me from a five-story window in an attempt to kill me. Unfortunately, I survived.

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I Am Two Months Pregnant

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

My husband and I just arrived from Syria this week. Our country has continued to deteriorate dramatically as the war rages on. We lived in Aleppo where our home was destroyed by bombings from the Assad regime. We fled to a suburb of Damascus that was allegedly liberated by the rebels.

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Syrian Girl Receiving Food

The Bottom Line

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

So often we tend to quantify a touched life, a changed life, with numbers on a page. The numerals that make up the “bottom line.” But numbers can’t tell the story of the humanity behind them— the relationships formed, gifts received, meals shared and stories told. A bottom line stretches…

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Syrian Refugee

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I was a teacher back in Syria and know the horrors of war all to well. I love Syria and want to go back. Please don’t take my photo or film me because I don’t want to be persecuted for speaking out against the government when I go home. My…

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No Home

By | Iraq, Refugee Relief

I am married and have two small children, 5 and 7 years old. I worked as an air conditioning repair man when we lived in Syria. Throughout the war, my family has been destroyed. One relative was shot and killed;

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