9 Years of War and No End in Sight
On March 15, 2011, a war erupted within Syria. It began when civil protests, born out of discontent with the Syrian government, were violently suppressed. The protests turned into an armed conflict that has continued for nine years — spread…
More Alike Than Different: Meeting With Syrian Mothers
It takes courage for refugee mothers to leave their tents and spend an hour with Christina, the mental health worker from Medical Teams International. For 6 weeks, these ladies will speak candidly about their experiences fleeing from Syria to Lebanon, caring for multiple children, wondering where their husbands were, and worrying for their children’s future. All the while, living in close vicinity to neighbors without privacy.
After Years of Despair, A Syrian Woman Finds Her Purpose
Shaza is a young Syrian woman. Seven years ago, her life turned upside down. War destroyed her home and extinguished her dreams.
Storms Impact Refugees in Lebanon
Faced with howling wind and fierce rain, Halima’s family of 16 squeezed into the only place free of rising flood waters — a tiny room in the back of their makeshift shelter.
Rasha Brings Hope to Her Settlement
“Mom, we’re dying – we’re dying, mom!”
All she could do was stand stone-footed, unable to move.
She ran from her burning village in Myanmar, carrying her only son…
A Grim Anniversary for the People of Syria
Patients trapped within the borders of Syria urgently need medical supplies and support. Through a partnership with International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation, Medical Teams International provides shipments of much-needed medicine and medical supplies to facilities providing care within Syria.
Remembering that Jesus was a Refugee
Her family fled Syria when the children were no longer safe. Now, Kareena picks potatoes in the mud for just over a dollar a day…
Syria: Out of Rubble Comes Resilience
A plane flying overhead was a sign something wasn’t right in the northern Syrian city of Atarib. The sound of an airplane means only one thing – bombs are on the way…
What can the Total Solar Eclipse Teach us About Refugees?
Sadly, the average stay of a refugee worldwide is 17 years. In Lebanon, there is no end in sight.
For Oregon, the good news is the one million visitors will leave to go back home.