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…
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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
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…
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A Mother’s Worst Nightmare

Ida and family 47-year-old mother Living in Ankawa Mall August 6th, 2014: ISIS Invades Karagosh. A woman and two girls die. The crisis causes a flurry of fear and much of the city packs whatever they can and flees. Today: Ida is 47 and is married to a 63-year-old man…
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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
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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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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
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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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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
IraqRefugee Relief

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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The Open Door

Our work with Syrian refugees is progressing. The opportunity we have had to build relationships with Syrian refugees of Kurdish descent has changed their outlook on Islam and Christianity. Trust between us and them has created an opportunity for open dialogue. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
September 9, 2013

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