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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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  • A friend in need

    Ruth and her eight-year-old daughter did not know they were HIV positive until Ruth was tested during her third pregnancy. ‘It was very hard for me –…

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  • Special measures

    How a village in Peru pulled together and lifted their local school out of ‘special measures’ and into excellence. Yanelli is eight years old and lives in the village of Aylambo in Peru. She is smart, eager to learn and has big dreams. ‘I want to study a lot; when I grow up, I want to be a nurse... I will heal all the children in my community,’ she says.

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  • Group of people

    I choose peace

    ‘As I looked at the three young boys – their shoulders slouched with a heaviness and their eyes filled with pain – I could only admire their courage in choosing a journey of peace over raging conflict,’ reflects Tearfund’s Mariam Tadros following a recent visit to Nigeria.

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  • Group of children in Nepal

    Speaking out against exploitation

    The 2015 earthquake in Nepal left more than just rubble and debris in its wake. Those who had lost their homes were also left open to trafficking and abuse – especially children. However, using the power of education, a Tearfund partner is helping to protect the most vulnerable.

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  • Teacher with children

    Hear my prayer

    For decades schools in Afghanistan stood empty. Then, at the turn of the millennium, the Taliban rule collapsed. Aid poured into the country and schools reopened. But for Kalan, aged 16, from Kabul, and thousands like him, nothing changed. ‘I was born deaf,’ he says, ‘so I couldn’t go to school.’

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  • A Father's Love

    There are two significant dates marked in our calendar for this coming week: Sunday is of course Father’s Day, but you may not know that Monday is the start of Refugee Week, when we’ll be focusing our thoughts and prayers on the plight of those who have been forced from their countries by persecution and conflict.

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