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Education heals traumatized refugee children

International (MNN) – The UNHCR recently reported that 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced from their home. “It’s a very alarming number,” Tent Schools International’s Emily Klooster says. “It’s the highest number in the organization’s history of UNHCR. Wars, violence, and persecution is what is driving these people from …

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Christmas in April: Thanks to Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse, a Little Joy and Hope for Venezuelan Refugee Kids

Over the Easter weekend, hundreds of children in Cúcuta, Colombia, heard about Jesus’ love for them through a Samaritan’s Purse’s outreach. Many of them are refugees who fled the socialist crisis in Venezuela. Evangelist Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, joined with church partners …

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Syrian refugee crisis approaches eight-year mark

Lebanon (MNN) — Friday marks the eighth year of the Syrian refugee crisis. What began as pro-democracy protests in March 2011 quickly evolved into a full-scale civil war. Today, there’s no end in sight. More from BBC News here. Why has the crisis dragged on for so long? “Everything in …

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Winter storm paralyzes refugee camps in Lebanon.

Lebanon (MNN) – Winter is expected: colder temperatures, snow, and ice.  A winter storm brings that plus a few additional surprises, surprises that aren’t welcome in the Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon, home to hundreds of thousands. In the eight years since Syria crumbled into civil …

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