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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…
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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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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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The Bottom Line

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…
World Compassion Staff
November 7, 2013
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Syrian Refugee

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…
Syrian Refugee
October 30, 2013
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No Home

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; (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 22, 2013

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