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Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

Emergency aid for Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS

Iraqi Christians escaping ISIS need aid

KURDISTAN – As ISIS threatens Christians and minority groups in Iraq, thousands of families are fleeing with only the clothes on their backs—in desperate search of safety.

Many Christian families fleeing for their lives have taken refuge in Erbil, Kurdistan, where a local church has opened its doors to those in need.

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Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

Bringing health to Kenyan communities

Community health workers bring aid and awareness to their communities

KENYA – When he got the emergency call, Joshua rushed to the home of an 80-year-old grandmother in his village who was struggling with diabetes.

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A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing

Hope for hurting families in Israel

A litle girl stands inside a portable bomb shelter provided by Operation Blessing to help protect families in Israel

As tensions remain high in Gaza, Israeli children and families near the border live in continuous fear and uncertainty, knowing a devastating attack could occur at any moment.

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Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

Precious gifts for Rosita

Operation Blessing brings hope and health to a young shepherdess in the mountains of Peru

QUEJON MOCCO, Peru – Each morning, 9-year-old Rosita treks more than 40 minutes across the hills of her highland community to school, where she is able to gain the invaluable education she needs.

And when classes are over for the day, Rosita eagerly heads home to help her mother by spending her afternoons tending her family’s sheep in the mountain pastures.

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To help Maria start a new life for her family, OB Honduras is equipping her with all the tools and supplies she needs to start her own tortilla business.

Risking their lives to reach the U.S. border

Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border

HONDURAS – Wanting a better life for her infant son, 21-year-old Maria* knew she would have to pay a high price to get them to the border, but she never dreamed it could potentially cost them their lives.

Unable to find work in Honduras and desperate to escape a life of poverty, Maria made the decision to leave home and take her son Eduardo* to the border. Even in a group led by coyotes (guides), the dangerous journey north put Maria and Eduardo at constant risk of being trafficked or even killed—a fate for many trying to reach the border.

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Crop failure hits Peru's highlands

Crop failure in the Peruvian highlands

Crop failure hits Peru's highlands

PERU – Eight-year-old Edson and his parents live in a village in Peru’s highest mountains. In Edson’s community, a crop failure can quickly lead to widespread hunger and even famine. When that happens, jobs and other sources of income become difficult or impossible to find. Trade activities shut down. Children become malnourished and are at risk of starving.

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Operation Blessing is aiding efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia

Fighting a deadly virus in Africa

Operation Blessing is aiding efforts to combat Ebola in Liberia

LIBERIA – Vulnerable families in West Africa are facing a deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus–it’s being called the deadliest ever, with more than 1,000 people believed to be infected with the virus in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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Israeli families need supplies for bomb shelters

Rockets exploding

ISRAEL – Ale, a young mom in Israel, heard the alert sirens as she pulled into her driveway.

“I know it’s not a rehearsal,” she said. “I park the car as fast as I can and think which of the two children to pull out first and get into the house.”

She has only a few seconds to get her sons to safety before the incoming rockets arrive.

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Cutting downed trees and removing debris

Deadly tornado strikes the Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore tornado
CHERITON, Va. – After a deadly tornado struck Virginia’s Eastern Shore, Operation Blessing teams began assessing damage and helping storm victims.

The tornado struck a family campground where more than 1,300 people were staying, killing two, and left a trail of damage in the town of Cheriton. With downed trees, damaged roofs, devastated crops and debris scattered throughout the area, local residents received a helping hand as they started the cleanup process.

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These girls in South Sudan are receiving an education and healthy meals

Surviving in South Sudan

Impoverished girls in South Sudan are at risk of being abused and sexually exploited by the time they reach their teenage years

JUBA, South Sudan – Living in extreme poverty in South Sudan’s capital city, girls like five-year-old Heidi are at risk of being abused and sexually exploited by the time they reach their teenage years.

Without access to food, education and proper shelter, these young girls end up on the streets with nowhere else to go, struggling to survive.

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