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As you may have seen in the news, U.S. troops have withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving many questions as to what happens next, how World Relief Chicagoland is responding, and how you can help. Susan Sperry, Executive Director of World Relief Chicagoland, sat down to help answer some of these questions. What happens now that U.S.…

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August 26, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 BALTIMORE — Today, August 26, a series of terrorist attacks near Kabul’s airport took the lives of over 60 Afghans and 12 U.S. troops. These attacks were carried out at the site of an ongoing evacuation of vulnerable U.S. citizens, green card holders, and vulnerable Afghans, efforts led by the…

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There are many tasks that face us each new day. For example, maybe you are someone who makes a weekly to-do list to keep everything organized. When you take time to go over your calendar and prepare for the week, what does your schedule look like? Those of us who are immigrants and who are…

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World Relief staff member, Jerome Bizimana, became a U.S. citizen after his struggle to escape hate and violence in what felt at times like a hopeless quest for peace.

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In March we introduced you to Jenny Park, who became a World Relief volunteer a couple months into COVID-19. Drawing on her own experience as an immigrant and her skills in language tutoring, Jenny provided education support to a young woman from East Africa named Medina. In this post, Jenny shares about how a time…

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Immigration, mass displacement and refugee resettlement are complex issues. At the heart of these issues, though, are women, men and children who are made in the image of God and long to live flourishing lives. In this monthly series from World Relief, gain a global and a biblical perspective on the subject of immigration, diving…

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Meet Medina! She’s 17, has learned four languages, and her dream is to be an English teacher. Her family is from the Afar people group of East Africa, and they were forcibly displaced from Eritrea to Ethiopia when Medina was a little girl. When she arrived in the U.S. in 2018, it was the second time she started learning a new country and new language. “When I went from Eretria to Ethiopia, it was a…

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