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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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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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We Walked

I am 10 years old and from Hassakeh. Before the war, I was goal keeper in soccer, and I was really good! I could stop the ball even against the older kids. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 27, 2013
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My Friends Died

I am 9 years old and from Qamishli, Syria. Life was great before the war. I loved playing basketball and soccer with my school friends. Two of my friends, who were 9 and 10 years old, were both killed from the war. This makes me very sad. (more…)
Syrian Refugee
September 19, 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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Hollow

I live in this small tent on the corner here in the refugee camp. My children are with me and I am thankful we are all alive. We are safe now and I am thankful for that. We are starting a new life in the camp which is not easy.…
Syrian Refugee
September 4, 2013
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Rebranding America

What does the American brand stand for, commercialization or liberty? The proliferation of America today is to have our brands on every corner rather than our ideals in every country. Freedom, liberty, and justice have been replaced by a $5 coffee with an idealistic message on the cup. (more…)
World Compassion Staff
August 23, 2013
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I Lost My Son

One evening I sent my son to the store to buy some groceries. He was just 20 years old. He and a friend were kidnapped by the Regime. After accusations of helping the Free Syrian Army, they were tortured for two days and finally killed. Their bodies were dumped in…
Syrian Refugee
August 13, 2013
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Journalist From Damascus

I lived in Damascus and made a modest living in computer repair. When Assad began killing civilians and covering up the story, my friends and I stepped out to tell the real story of the war. We contacted an international news agency and used our computers through Skype to send…
Syrian Refugee
August 8, 2013
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The Real Victims

There isn't much left of Syria today. The destruction to infrastructure is estimated in the billions, the economy has collapsed, and their currency has no value. The devastation to human life extends far beyond material items. Unfortunately both the Regime and Free Syrian Army have participated in the destruction of…
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I am just a mechanic

Before the war, life was good. We weren't rich, I was just a mechanic. We lived in a nice safe neighborhood. Then the war started, and the rebels came to town. Our neighborhood was bombed. They captured children, held them for ransom and forced us to pay money to get…
Syrian Refugee
August 2, 2013
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I am 15

It is hard enough being a teen. But life now is terrible. I played soccer on a club team with my friends back home and loved it. Then the bombings came. We lost cousins, aunts and uncles. Fortunately our family got out. (more…)

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