Stories about: Egypt

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  • Indian family

    Family snapshots

    Most parents would like to give their children a better start in life. However, for the 767 million worldwide who live below the international…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Egypt

    Egypt is classed as a middle-income country. However, there are still high levels of poverty, made worse by high unemployment rates and a growing population. The arrival of large numbers of refugees from neighbouring countries, especially Syria, and the blight of corruption and violence contribute to making Egypt both politically and economically fragile.

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  • In the Father's arms

    Omar’s daughter couldn’t walk, and no one knew why. When the time came for them to flee war-torn Syria, he had to carry her to safety – more than 300 miles away. Tens of thousands of refugees continue to pour out of Syria and sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the countries hosting refugees lack the infrastructure and finance to look after them, so many families fall through the cracks. That’s what happened to Omar* and his family.

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  • Children's hands writing

    Back to school

    Sadiki is a young woman who, like many others born into poverty in Egypt, did not receive an education. But after joining classes provided by a Tearfund partner, a whole new world was opened up to her. It was just in time, too: with her new skills, Sadiki was able to save her husband’s business from disaster.

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  • More than a refugee

    While the news headlines may have largely moved on from the refugee crisis, the truth is that the situation is more desperate than ever. Conflict and persecution has forced more people from their homes than at any time since records began. The statistics are staggering, yet behind every number is a human soul with a story to tell. This week, we’ll be focusing on a different story each day, highlighting the humanity at the heart of this crisis.

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  • God's Great Love

    Farida* is a bright, confident 26-year-old woman who can normally be found with a huge smile on her face. Born into poverty in Egypt and then broken by personal tragedy, she is a shining example of how God’s love can transform any situation.

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  • African mother holding hand of small crying baby

    New Hope for Amina

    One woman’s search for a better life takes a tragic turn. Human kindness has the last word in a shocking story. Warning: contains description of…

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