Life for Syrian Refugee Families.

In Deraa, Syria, Shemkha had a farm where her family grew tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants. “We built our house there. We had everything,” Shemkha says. “But now we have nothing.” Shemkha,  is 57, but her weathered face appears older under

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Pray for Refugees – World Refugee Day

Yesterday, June 20th, was World Refugee Day. At the Sabra refugee camp in Beirut, 12-year old Abdul Jabar Satouf lives with his grandmother Khadija and other family members, and works about 48 hours a week as a mechanic’s apprentice. “I’m

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Syrian Child Refugees – a “Lost Generation”?

Since March 2011, millions of Syrians affected by the war there have fled the country, many seeking refuge in neighbouring Jordan and Lebanon. According to official figures from UNICEF, children currently account for just over half of the total number

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Muslims Turning to Christ in Middle East

Islamic State has been filling the headlines for a long time and filling the hearts of many people in the Middle East with fear. But, in the midst of all this, the church is showing the love of Christ to

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Child Refugees Losing their Childhood.

Apart from the fact that she is a refugee, Amal Osman is, in every other way, like a typical 14-year-old. She rolls her eyes when asked questions she doesn’t want to answer, speaks in monosyllables and seems permanently embarrassed by

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Lebanon’s Refugee Children Find a Place of Hope

“This is the worst refugee crisis for many, many years. And the UN has described it as the greatest humanitarian tragedy of our time. Lebanon itself is a country that has received 1.5 million Syrian refugees.” So speaks Matt Parker

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Bomb Attacks Hit Lebanon

At least 37 people have been killed and 181 wounded in two suicide bomb attacks in a residential area of the Lebanese capital, Beirut. The bombers blew themselves up in a busy street in the southern suburb of Burj al-Barajneh,

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Lebanon’s Christians Under Pressure

According to the the Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil, the rights of minority Lebanese Christians are being threatened as the country absorbs over 1.2 million Syrian refugees fleeing the conflict at home. The swelling refugee population is dramatically altering the

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Child Labour in Lebanon

A recent report conducted by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour revealed that there are at least 1,500 children under the age of 16 working on Lebanon’s streets. But the true figure is predicted to be

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