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An Unlikely Friendship

Miracles can happen when we simply walk in love. The following is a journal entry from our media director, Kevin Bjorklund: In late fall of 2013, I walked into a coffee shop near Erbil, where I was staying with the World Compassion team in Kurdistan, to grab an Americano. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 11, 2014
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Iraq in Chaos

The 3-year-old Syrian War has spilled over into Iraq, completely destabilizing the region. ISIS, an extremely violent and blood-thirsty off-shoot of Al Qaeda overthrew Mosul just a week ago and has continued to take city after city on their march toward Baghdad. Their aim is to create an extreme Islamic…
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Why Kurdistan?

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).   (more…)
Jason Law
April 5, 2014
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The Dangerous Road To A New Life

The following article was written by a Syrian journalist who has documented the hardships facing Syrian refugees. We saw his desire to help when he wrote to World Compassion, asking us to share his articles with the world to raise awareness for these refugees, that his people may receive the…
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$3 for 3 years

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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The Heart of a Hero

While we were in Kurdistan (Northern Iraq) in January meeting refugees who had fled Syria because of the devastation of the civil war, we met a man named Mustafa and his family. His wife told us about their struggle to start a new life in the refugee camp. (more…)
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I Am Thankful

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.…
Syrian Refugee
January 21, 2014
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I Am 19

I am 19 years old and felt like my life was just beginning. We had a wonderful three-story home in Aleppo before the war. When the rebels began hiding (more…)
Syrian Refugee
January 9, 2014
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Doctor

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 (more…)
Syrian Refugee
December 3, 2013
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Breakthrough

Planting a field takes incredible work.  Tilling the ground to remove rocks and stumps and to turn the soil in preparation for planting seeds and harvesting the crops take time, commitment, and hard work.  It is truly "ground breaking" work, but quite a humble process. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
November 26, 2013
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I Am A Disabled Soldier

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.…
Syrian Refugee
November 21, 2013
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I Am Two Months Pregnant

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.…
Syrian Refugee
November 14, 2013

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