IraqRefugee Relief

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

For most of us, the Syrian refugee crisis is overwhelming, multifaceted, and hard to understand. Many people are filled with questions and a desire to help, but it can be hard figuring out exactly where to start. Perhaps one of the questions you have is, "Who are these refugees?" Refugees…
IraqRefugee Relief

Hannah’s Story

What looks like an up and coming four-story city mall is really an unfinished concrete high rise, housing nearly 410 families on the outskirts of Ankawa. Nearly all refugees living here, 1,655 in total, are ethnic Christians who fled the city of Karagosh. Hannah is one of the fortunate ones who has found…
IraqRefugee ReliefSpiritual Development

Unlocking the Middle East

Sometimes preaching the Gospel isn't enough to convince others to follow Jesus. In the Middle East, this is especially true, even for those who have suffered greatly under the violence of radical Islam. I’ve encountered and heard stories of many Iraqis who chose to stay and live in the new…
Jason Law
April 13, 2015
IraqRefugee Relief

Ivana's Smile

  Standing in the courtyard of his church where hundreds of refugees now live, Pastor Raja (name has been changed for security) said something very profound: "These refugees will forget those who caused this tragedy, but they will not forget those who loved them during it.” Pastor Raja has helped…
IraqRefugee Relief

Iraq Progress Update

Recently I was on a call with one of our main co-workers in Kurdistan, Pastor John, who was giving me an update on how World Compassion’s relief outreaches were going among refugees. While we talked, I got a clearer picture of what many of these refugees continue to face every…
Jason Law
February 23, 2015
IraqNewsRefugee Relief

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…
IraqRefugee Relief

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
AfghanistanTraining

No Hope For Young People

Ramiz (pictured above in the red scarf) just crossed the border five days ago to return to his hometown in Afghanistan. His mother brought him to our course and requested that we accept him in, but we didn't have space for another student. (more…)
Afghan Student
March 14, 2014
IraqRefugee Relief

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…
BurmaRaising Orphans

Boat Seller

He stopped his education after the 8th grade because he failed an exam. Now he is married and is selling materials (bubble blowers) on the ferry to support his life. He has no aspiration for the future. (more…)
Burmese National
February 20, 2014
BurmaRaising Orphans

Filling the Home with Love

Just a few weeks ago, as we celebrated the grand opening of our new orphanage in Burma, we were reminded of the harsh reality children face in this country. Moe Moe Aye, a four year old little girl, was recently sold by her grandmother who lost hope in trying to…
Jason Law
February 13, 2014
IraqRefugee Relief

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
AfghanistanTraining

#iamafghanistan

Just imagine if you walked through life in this little boy's shoes. What is he thinking as he rolls around on this rubber tire in the late months of fall, high in the brisk air of the Koh-e-Baba mountain range? (more…)
World Compassion Staff
November 25, 2013

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