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5 Ways to Learn More About Refugees

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” — poet Warsan Shire By Lisa Zanoni, World Relief Spokane relationship manager 103 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, up from 89.3 million in 2021. 32.5 million of those displaced people are considered refugees, having fled across an international border…

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The Drivers of Mass Displacement: Ukraine and Beyond

Nyakaar abandoned her home in South Sudan when armed conflict threatened her village. She found safety in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians camp, a U.N.-run camp for internally displaced South Sudanese people where World Relief operates health and nutrition programming. Shortly after arriving, Nyakaar gave birth to her son, Bone. In the world today, a…

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“When You Cook, You Have To Cook From Your Heart”

OPENING THE COMMERCIAL TEACHING KITCHEN IN KING COUNTY Several years ago, World Relief Western Washington (WRWW) hosted a listening session where the local refugee-immigrant community could gather and openly share their needs, struggles, and hopes. What resulted was a dream we decided to help make a reality. With the support of funding from King Conservation…

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The Church Has No Exit Plan

Pastors and World Relief Staff share experiences meeting each other and growing their relationship over many years.

World Relief exists “to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable.” On Wednesday, May 17, this was on full display, as World Relief Western NY hosted a Pastor’s Lunch at New Hope Free Methodist Church with President and CEO, Myal Greene.    “The church has no exit plan,” Myal Greene shared. Long after political…

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World Relief Argues Detaining Children Should Stay Off the Table

March 19, 2023 CONTACT:Pinkston World Relief is troubled by recent reports indicating that the Biden administration is considering the reinstatement of migrant detention policies utilized by previous administrations. Restoring these policies would allow the government to temporarily hold immigrant families – including young children – in jail-like facilities upon their arrival to the United…

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“World Relief Cup” Raises Support for Refugee Resettlement Services

In recognition of World Refugee month in June, World Relief Western Washington is hosting the inaugural World Relief Cup soccer tournament to celebrate the resilience and contributions of local refugees. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. and the championship games occur at 6:00 p.m. The final awards ceremony and celebration will take place at 7:30…

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Thurston County Hosts “From Home to Home” Refugee Resettlement Simulation Event

From Home to Home is an experiential exhibit that builds understanding around the crisis of forced displacement. Refugees and asylees face many challenges and difficult decisions along their journey to resettlement. From Home to Home simulates these decision points and common difficulties in a walk-through exhibit. Our staff will guide you through the exhibit, help debrief the experience, and facilitate a debrief time over snacks and hot drinks.

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Karibu: Welcome. Come Back Any Time.

By Kendra Guttridge, a World Relief Spokane spring intern To be engaged with World Relief is to encounter the global, multicultural Kingdom of God. This intersection of so many dynamic communities, all created in the Imago Dei, is a powerful witness. I’ve interned at World Relief Spokane since the beginning of February, and every day…

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