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Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations shines a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict, honoring also those courageous men and women who risk their lives to provide humanitarian aid and protection.

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A Celebration of Life Every once in a while you meet a person who truly inspires you. Evelyn Mangham, who, along with her late husband Grady Mangham, began World Relief’s refugee resettlement program in the 1970s, was one of those people. She passed away October 5, 2021 at the age of 98, and today we…

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Along The Path

People often reflect on life as a journey. Along the path, we encounter roadblocks, delays and detours — passages that seem a little too narrow and mountains that appear too steep to climb. Over hills and down through valleys, we live one day, one moment, one breath at a time.  When the complicated twists and…

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Loving Your Neighbor is a Key Part of Being a Good Citizen

On September 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services invites “Americans to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a U.S. citizen.”  Today, on Citizenship Day, World Relief’s Karen Spencer, who recently became a U.S. citizen herself, reflects on what her journey to citizenship has taught her about loving…

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For every person we encounter, we make an impact– a ripple in their life whether small or big. You may never know just how strong that impact was or how far it spread into someone’s life, but it is always present. I applied to be an intern at World Relief because I hoped that through working…

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Turkana Kenya

The climate change crisis has real impact. At World Relief, we see the effects of this directly in our work as climate change shifts long-term weather patterns, bringing more destructive climatic events. This especially impacts the poorest of the world’s countries. Food and water insecurity and environmental disasters have forced migration and increased conflicts and violence all across the developing world.

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How Do You Measure What Happens Inside the Heart?

I will never forget the day I sat in the living room of a newly resettled Syrian refugee in the country of Jordan. Next to this young mother was her nine-year-old daughter who had joined her in fleeing the slaughter happening in their village amidst the Syrian civil war. They were now safe in Jordan,…

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Throughout July, we’ve been focusing on citizenship and what it means to our friends in the immigrant community about what it means to them to be an American. As we close out the month, we wanted to share one last story with you from our operations manager, Bishnu, who is originally from Nepal. As Nepalis…

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Throughout four months of balancing remote work, a pandemic, periods of quarantine and college, I’m now at the end of my internship with World Relief Quad Cities. During the past semester, I worked as a communications intern. Most of my projects were communication-based and included things like writing articles and creating social media posts. I…

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