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Antony doesn’t feel safe in his own home, afraid it will collapse, until Operation Blessing steps in

On the verge of collapse

Antony doesn’t feel safe in his own home, afraid it will collapse, until Operation Blessing steps inIQUITOS, Peru – Every child should feel safe in their own home. But for 8-year-old Antony, home is anything but safe.

“Every time it rains, my Antony runs to the neighbor’s house, afraid that our house will collapse,” his mother, Sandra, said.

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Yusef and Miriam in Erbil

Hope for Iraqi refugees

Yusef and Miriam in Erbil

Operation Blessing’s vice president of international operations, David Darg, is on the ground in the Kurdistan region aiding Christians and other Iraqi minorities fleeing ISIS.

ERBIL, Kurdistan – Outside of her dusty tent—in a camp of 2,000 displaced Christians—a mother stared upwards at a cross, her face illuminated by the flicker of colored lights.

Miriam had found the piece of Styrofoam packaging in the trash, the arms were a little short, but it was as close to a cross as she could hope to find. It looked as though it could have been packaging from a DVD player, the lights were crudely taped around the edges and it was fixed to a pole by some rusty wire.

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Hurricane Odile devastates Cabo, Mexico

Relief for hurricane victims in Cabo, Mexico

Hurricane Odile devastates Cabo, Mexico

CABO, Mexico – Hurricane Odile is the strongest hurricane to hit the Baja Peninsula since 1967. Odile wreaked havoc, downing trees and causing power outages for most of the region, resulting not only damaged homes but also a loss of clean drinking water. Operation Blessing teams immediately began responding, coordinating three mobile kitchens able to serve 200 hot meals each, along with food supplies, clean drinking water and even a chlorine generator to produce high-grade disinfectant.

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Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS

Delivering aid to Iraqis fleeing ISIS

Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS

KURDISTAN – Operation Blessing is on the ground in Northern Iraq, feeding thousands of displaced Christians and other minorities with distributions of staples such as rice, oil, noodles, salt, sugar, tea, beans, lentils, tomato paste, powdered milk. Today teams also served a camp of 2,000 internally displaced persons, refugees within their own country, with fresh foods including eggs, yogurt and cheese.

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A brand new training center that teaches sewing and cosmetology is changing the lives of women in Pakistan

Sewing to survive

A brand new training center that teaches sewing and cosmetology is changing the lives of women in Pakistan
YOUHANABAD, Pakistan – For Kiran, learning how to sew is changing her life one stitch at a time.

A young mother attempting to break free of an abusive home, Kiran dreams of the day she can successfully provide for her daughter on her own.

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Suffering villagers in Zanzibar receive life-saving care thanks to donated medicines from Operation Blessing and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Bringing hope and health to Zanzibar

Suffering villagers in Zanzibar receive life-saving care thanks to donated medicines from Operation Blessing and Teva Pharmaceuticals
ZANZIBAR – Operation Blessing is partnering with Teva Pharmaceuticals to bring life-saving aid to some of Zanzibar’s most impoverished villages plagued with malaria outbreaks and rampant bacterial infections.

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A little baby in Cambodia receives a precious gift

A smile for Leta

A little baby in Cambodia receives the precious gift of a beautiful smile

ANG LOEU VILLAGE, Cambodia – When little Leta was born with a severe cleft lip, her family worried about how they would care for her. Due to her condition, Leta wasn’t able to swallow properly and feeding was difficult.

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Struggling families in South Sudan move to Juba to give their children the opportunity to get an education

Desperate for education

Struggling families in South Sudan move to Juba to give their children the opportunity to get an education

JUBA, South Sudan – Education is so important to families living in war-torn South Sudan that many are willing to do whatever it takes to see their children go to school—even live in a cemetery.

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When a hero needs help

A local hero, Wilbert receives help from Operation Blessing after a hurricane destroys his only means of income

PLAYA AZUL, Mexico – When Hurricane Manuel struck his small fishing village, Wilbert heroically saved the lives of many people, but after the storm had passed, he was the one who needed saving.

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Sareeta works to rescue children from human trafficking in Nepal

Survivor helps stop trafficking

Sareeta works to rescue children from human trafficking in Nepal
NEPAL – Sareeta* (name changed to protect identity) works at the border between India and Nepal every day trying to save young girls from becoming the victims of trafficking. She does it because she herself is a survivor of the horrific sex trade.

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