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Rohingya Spotlight: The Journey Continues

Two weeks ago, Bangladesh deemed it safe for Rohingya refugees to return to their homes in Myanmar. Rohingya families were skeptical. Having escaped what the United Nations describes as systemic abuse and violence, these families — now occupying camps in…

Joy After Loss: Janet’s Story

Few things compare to the joy of holding a newborn baby for the first time. For mothers who have experienced violence, terror and loss, the happy relief of delivering a healthy baby is even greater.

3 Reasons To Give A Gift Through Our Gift Catalog

♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ♫ House decorating … cookie baking … gift shopping. It’s also a busy time. And, let’s face it, sometimes even stressful. You’re pulled in many directions. Cards and catalogs fill your…

More than Statistics: Melissa Fleming’s Powerful Message of Hope

  Melissa Fleming, head spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, speaks at Portland’s Healthy Women, Healthy World luncheon. “No one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Warsan Shire, Somali poet “Statistics are human beings with the…

In a Broken World, Every Person Matters

The world can at times seem chaotic. But when you dig deeper, narrow your focus, you see how this brokenness affects real people. They share the same hopes and fears, feel the same joy and pain, as we all do.

Providence St. Joseph Health Partnership Continues in Guatemala

Medical Teams International is extending a multi-year partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to continue serving remote communities in Guatemala. The partnership will help deliver life-changing health support for thousands of vulnerable Guatemalans. As part of the partnership, volunteer teams…

Hurricane Florence Slams into North Carolina

As Hurricane Florence begins cutting into the eastern United States, Medical Teams International is poised to respond. More than one million Americans have been told to leave their homes and evacuate to temporary shelters capable of weathering the high winds…

Daughter and Father Share Love of Volunteering

Neither Aashna nor her father Keshavan can explain how it happened. Whether it was through some subtle luck of the gene lottery – a shared desire to do good, passed down through the bloodline – or whether it was fostered…

Taking a Deep Breath in Bangladesh

For many refugees fleeing Bangladesh, their suffering doesn’t end with the arduous journey to the camp.

Three Years, Two Teams, One Boy

January 2015 The young boy stood among the small crowd, watchful of the visitors who’d entered the village. Among the girls wearing brightly colored huipiles and boys in their guayabera shirts, Daniel stood out because of the white towel covering his…