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Abe Ibrahim Helps Refugees Feel More at Home

Mbanzamihigo “Abe” Ibrahim is helping people feel at home. Born in a Tanzanian refugee camp and resettled in the U.S. at the age of 10, Abe is no stranger to feeling out of place.  A Burundian, Abe remembers his first days in the U.S. when, suddenly, everything from music to food to language was different.…

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Four Ways We Can Improve Our Immigration System

In my time as President of World Relief, I have had the privilege of leading our staff as we seek to respond to the needs of marginalized and displaced people around the world and right here at home. While leading the organization has given me a front-row seat to amazing stories of God’s redemptive work,…

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I never expected to be a refugee. I joined a university when I was 18 years old, enrolling in the English department at Basra (the Port of Iraq). At the end of my time there, I graduated second in my department. After graduation, I stayed two more years as a researcher’s assistant and then five more…

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Long Distance Love On the morning of February 17th, Rafia woke up and prepared a feast for the arrival of her husband, Abdinasir. But when an unprecedented snowstorm hit the Mid-south, Abdinasir’s flight was canceled and he got stuck in Chicago. Rafia, however, was undeterred. The next morning, she woke up and cooked another welcome-home…

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Jenny Yang photo

World Relief believes the government has a role in promoting peace and justice while also addressing systemic and structural issues that perpetuate extreme poverty and injustice. Learn more about what our advocacy work imagines what the world should be.

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Matt Soerens and Jenny Yang photo

A Conversation with Jenny Yang and Matthew Soerens Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States at noon today, January 20, 2021. The Biden-Harris administration has a proposed set of policy goals that they hope to accomplish in their time of office, one…

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To the people we serve at World Relief, We want to express our unwavering support to you and express our deep grief over the events of last week when a group of rioters attacked the U.S. Capitol. The scenes we all witnessed left us feeling sick and unsettled and were reflective of the divisions that…

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Change Rebuilds

As we round the corner of 2020 toward the end of the year, we’re bringing you more made-for-change stories from across the World Relief community. Today, World Relief Chicagoland’s Jerome Bizimana shares his story of rebuilding. He fled violence in his home country of the Congo and eventually resettled in Illinois. Jerome now works for…

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It’s been a year of difficult change. But at World Relief, we believe you were made for change —  not just to survive it, but to thrive through it. In today’s story, Susie Fikse, Executive Director at Hope for San Diego, explains why, in a year so much letting go, she believes partnering with World…

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Several months ago, a counselor said something that has stuck with me. She told me, “Both can be true.” I have held onto these words in the past few months as a tangible way to remind myself of the tension and the reality in our day-to-day world. For the past couple years, my husband and…

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