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Worth the Wait: A Story of Faith, Perseverance and Love, Despite the Odds

Worth the Wait: Newlywed Refugees Love Remains

By chicagoland | November 30, 2022

For seven years, Congolese refugees (and newlyweds!), Mbimbi and Goreth, didn’t know if they would ever see each other again. Separated by continents, Mbimbi was stuck in Burundi while Goreth resettled and began her new life in America. In spite of the long wait, the two of them never lost hope, their love growing by…

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Answering Your Questions About Asylum Seekers

By Nathan White | September 10, 2022

Last week, buses sent from Texas began arriving in Chicago carrying asylum seekers from the U.S. southern border. Since then, local government officials and organizations have been working quickly to ensure that the new arrivals have access to food, housing,…

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A Common Roadblock to Citizenship: Carlos’ Story

By chicagoland | September 9, 2022

The day Carlos went into the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to renew his driver’s license nearly cost him everything he struggled for on his path to U.S. citizenship.

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World Relief Chicagoland Welcomes Texas Bus Arrivals, Prepares for Community-Wide Response

By Nathan White | September 1, 2022

CHICAGO, September 1, 2022 On Wednesday night, the first buses commissioned by the State of Texas carrying asylum seekers and other migrants from the U.S.-Mexico border arrived in Chicago. At World Relief Chicagoland, we serve asylum seekers, refugees and other…

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1 Year After Kabul…Farishta’s Story

By kwhaley | August 31, 2022

Today marks one year since Kabul fell to the Taliban. Read Farishta’s captivating story as she fled Afghanistan with her family, and was resettled in North Texas by World Relief. By Kelsey Whaley

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5 Ways to Keep Welcoming Afghans

5 Ways to Keep Welcoming Afghans

By chicagoland | August 30, 2022

In August 2021, the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, and Kabul fell to the Taliban. Many Afghans who had assisted the U.S. government were left at considerable risk. Since the withdrawal, an estimated 84,600 Afghans have been evacuated to the…

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How to Sustain Your Compassion When Headlines Fade And Problems Persist

How to Sustain Your Compassion When Headlines Fade

By khill | August 29, 2022

Can I create change that lasts even when I’m exhausted? How can I sustain my compassion when headlines fade but problems persist? We live in an interconnected world. Sometimes, that thought can feel warm and fuzzy, conjuring up images of…

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