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From Sea to Shore: Olena’s Journey

By jmau | February 21, 2024

Olena, from Ukraine, says that becoming a refugee is like being thrown into the ocean. Keep reading to hear more of her story and how a local church joined our staff to welcome her and her son.   Flight I’m here because a war started in my country and I had to leave as soon…

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Recent Blogs

Loving Patient Care

By mlummus | December 16, 2020

December 16, 2020 Article by Robert Carroll In this month’s feature, read how an immigrant from Sierra Leone is now using her skill as a nurse, and her compassion for people in need, to help a refugee woman with her years-long…

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On the Front Lines

By dchen | November 23, 2020

May 27, 2020 Article by Robert Carroll In this month’s feature, read how twin sisters from Iran went from religious refugees who couldn’t speak English to important front line workers in the fight against COVID-19. Click here for COVID-19 resources in over 20…

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Sharing the Love: Brenda’s Story

By dchen | November 23, 2020

July 30, 2020 Article by Emily Miller, World Relief Staff Member Our feature this month is a story of perpetual giving. Read how a young woman has overcome obstacles during the pandemic and is now mobilizing support for others in…

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The Path to Peace

By mlummus | November 20, 2020

Article by Jerome Bizimana, World Relief Staff Member Our feature this month is the firsthand account of life as a refugee from World Relief staff member, Jerome Bizimana. Read about his struggle to escape hate and violence in what felt…

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