Posts Tagged “Iraq”

“When people of good join together, you can offer hope”

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“When people of good join together, you can offer hope”

The first arrivals under the French humanitarian corridors project landed at Charles de Gaulle airport on 5 July. 500 refugees will be welcomed to Paris over the next 18 months in the ecumenical scheme which has the agreement of the French government and is backed by Protestant and Catholic organisations: Fédération Protestante de France (FPF)…

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Churches in Syria and Lebanon supporting refugees

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Churches in Syria and Lebanon supporting refugees

Rev Fadi Elia Dagher is the moderator of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon and is in Belfast to attend the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. “In the past five years, churches have been destroyed, congregations relocated, elderly and children dead and suffering; youth injured, immigrated, lost their jobs, couldn’t…

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Christian Aid Ireland highlight displacement around the world

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Christian Aid Ireland highlight displacement around the world

Christian Aid Ireland’s summer magazine (PDF) reminds readers that while there is a great focus on refugees travelling into and through Europe, many people are displaced within their own countries around the world. Driven by the conflict in Syria, humanitarian crises in Iraq, South Sudan and Yemen, decades-old instability and conflict in Afghanistan and Somalia,…

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Irish churches called to pledge accommodation for resettled refugees

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Irish churches called to pledge accommodation for resettled refugees

Across Ireland, churches are being asked to help identify accommodation to house refugees – single people and families – for stays between a few weeks and up to two years. Under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme, the Irish Council of Churches and Irish Episcopal Conference have been meeting with the Irish Red Cross who are…

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Christian Aid

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid’s Syria Crisis Appeal has raised over £3 million since it was launched. The relief and development agency is working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Iraq, providing support to some of the most vulnerable refugees including women who have experienced gender-based violence, and those with disabilities. Christian Aid is a member of the…

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Bear hugs sent to refugee children – Project Paddington

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Bear hugs sent to refugee children – Project Paddington

Project Paddington was developed by a group of Sheffield mums as a way for children to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis amongst refugees and displaced people. 25,000 teddy bears were sent to refugee children in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan along with notes of welcome and support. Children sponsored  teddy bears and the money raised was…

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