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8 Fascinating Facts from our 2018 Annual Report

The ink is nearly dry on our full 2018 Annual Report, and we are eager to share just a handful of ways that supporters like you had an enormous impact on people’s lives last year. But before we dive too…

Storms Impact Refugees in Lebanon

Imagine being a refugee. After escaping certain death in your home country, leaving behind everything including your identity, you now live in a ramshackle shanty with few rights. Years pass. You settle into a routine, holding tightly to the dream…

This Holiday Season, Understand the Human Toll of Refugee Crisis

A line of hundreds of Rohingya refugees awaiting entry to a camp in Bangladesh. As we celebrate this Advent season, a time of anticipation, wonder, prayer and reflection before Christmas, we find ourselves at an unprecedented time in modern history,…

The Top 18 Photos of 2018

As 2018 ends, we reflect on lives transformed. Because our work is motivated by the belief that every person matters, we believe it’s important to know these people as individuals. Their lives have been upturned by devastating events, experiences we…

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.

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.

Taking a Deep Breath in Bangladesh

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

How Amina Escaped the Slaughter

Anima’s voice shook as she began to cry, “I remember seeing those 18 men dead, and all I wanted to do was leave.” Read one Rohingya refugee family’s account of fleeing their homeland.