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Syrian refugee crisis: Facts, FAQs, and how to help

The Syrian refugee crisis is now the largest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Because of the Syrian civil war, 5.6 million people have fled Syria as refugees, putting a strain on the region’s ability to cope. And another 6.1 million people are displaced within Syria.

Change Makers

18 reasons to have hope in 2018

Hope shines a light in the darkness. It’s infectious, even healing. But what is there to be hopeful for? Let’s look at the year ahead with 18 reasons to have hope in 2018 — and how to pray them into reality.

Voices

Loving our enemy: A Thanksgiving challenge

It’s only because we’re loved and forgiven that we can love and forgive others. Pastors in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley demonstrate this in their care for refugees. This Thanksgiving, Rich Stearns challenges us to look at generosity differently.

Voices

Facing responsibility: The face of a refugee child

In 2013, World Vision President Rich Stearns met 10-year-old Haya in Jordan. The song she sang to him that day became a pivotal moment in his life: “Do you ever think of the children of Syria?” Hear from Rich about the impact of that moment, and three and a half years later, join us in reconnecting with Haya.

Change Makers

From Syria to Seattle: When worlds collide

They did not know each other, but simultaneously, their lives were plunging into an abyss. Seattle software programmer Cari Conklin was on a collision course with the Alhamdens, one of the millions of Syrian families caught in the crossfire of Syria’s civil war.