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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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  • Too exhausted to beg

    Ume is a Rohingya refugee. Like more than half a million others, she was forced to flee her home in Myanmar. Having survived the awful trauma of losing most of her family, she made it across the border into Bangladesh. Now, she’s desperately trying to find her way to a refugee camp.

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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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  • 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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  • Greece Refugee Overview

    A taste of family life again

    Maya never wanted to leave her home, but life in Damascus became increasingly difficult and dangerous. Eventually she was faced with an agonising decision.

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  • Former enemies embrace

    Dismantling Division

    Twenty three years on from the genocide, meet the man who believes God is using Rwanda to teach the world about reconciliation.

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  • Children on the Scrapheap

    ‘I lived through the war in Syria,’ says Ahed, aged 10. ‘We were bombed every day, and every day something was destroyed. I saw the damage all around me. I saw buildings collapse near my house. Then our home was destroyed too.’

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  • Refugee mother and child in Greece

    Refugee Tales

    They often had few possessions. But by the time they reached the Greek islands, these refugees had stories to tell... Over the last year thousands of…

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