Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Aug 3, 2017 by Jonathan Self

God at Work in the Middle East

“I was amazed by their passion for Christ.”

Jun 20, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Changing the Story of Refugees

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day celebrates the strength, courage, and determination of millions of refugees. It is a moment to offer support to the millions forced to leave all they know behind in search of safety. Today, we tell the story of refugees and how, with your support, World Renew has been able to demonstrate the love of Christ to thousands. Here are six things you should know about the global refugee crisis, and how World Renew is responding:

Dec 17, 2015 by Sara Mahmood

Our Calling is Compassion

What can one person do? Quite a lot in fact, according to World Renew refugee coordinator Rebecca Walker.  At World Renew, staff have been tirelessly working to support humanitarian efforts abroad and resettlement efforts at home for Syrian and other global refugees.

Feb 5, 2015

Bringing Warmth to Syrian Refugees during Lebanon’s Hard Winter

(SYRIA) Fadia opens the door with a welcoming smile and immediately gestures to the new items that stand out in the tiny one-room home: a pile of six blankets that will help to keep this Syrian refugee family warm during the cold and sometimes stormy winter, and a stack of sleeping mats to protect the family from the coldness of the hard floor that they sleep on.

Jul 15, 2014

Food Assistance Projects Extended in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria

(SYRIA, JORDAN, LEBANON) What happens when you seek refuge in a place that is itself overwhelmed and in need of help? This is the situation facing the Syrian refugee families who are pouring across borders into neighboring countries including Jordan and Lebanon, to escape the civil war in their home country.

Jan 21, 2014 by Vanessa Mathews Hanna

Showing Love in a Time of War

Inspired by the Arab Spring that was sweeping across the Middle East in late 2010, many Syrian civilians took to the streets to protest, demanding the resignation of their President. By April 2011, the Syrian military responded with force and Syrian soldiers began firing on protesters across the country in an attempt to stamp out the uprising. Within a few months the protests turned into an increasingly organized armed rebellion. Full-on civil war ensued. Both the rebels and the military are accused of committing horrendous atrocities, with the Syrian people caught in the middle as victims.

Sep 11, 2013 by Karen Vanderwillik

A Daily Struggle for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

“We want to go back to Syria when the war is over.” This desire is echoed by millions of refugees who have fled their homes and their country in the wake of escalating violence within Syria. But as international leaders discuss how to respond to suspected chemical weapons attacks, refugees see the possibility of returning home diminish.