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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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Fleeing Iraq

Would you put your family's life at risk if you knew it was the only way to help your daughter get the help she needed? Bilal emigrated from Syria to Koya in Northern Iraq some years ago. He served as a police officer in the city of Koya but had…
World Compassion Staff
February 24, 2016
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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…
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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…
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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
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Seasons

I enjoy the Christmas season and all that comes with it in our American culture. One of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions is to go pick out our Christmas tree on the day after Thanksgiving, then decorate the house, listen to Christmas music, and snack on cookies, candies, hot chocolate…
Jason Law
December 15, 2014
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We Filled the Container!

Chelsea Dischinger, a stay-at-home mom from Southern California, had an incredible burden to do something to help refugees who have been displaced by ISIS and the Syrian civil war. During a discussion Chelsea had with her husband Michael, he reminded her that their friend Jason Law with World Compassion does…
World Compassion Staff
December 11, 2014
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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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$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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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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Farmer

I am 40 years old and was a farmer in northern Syria. I had a combine which I loved using to harvest the wheat. After the fighting started in our area, fuel and food became very expensive and were hard to find. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
October 16, 2013

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