Monday, April 2, 2018

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Helping refugees restart their lives

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Health supplies distribution in North Korea

Displaced Somalis receive school kits, comforters​

Over the last two years, some Somali refugees have been able to return home from neighboring Kenya. But after years in a refugee camp, many come back without everyday necessities such as school supplies or blankets. This past summer MCC shipped 2,930 comforters and 10,120 school kits to Somalia for students like Fatumo, left, and Sahro, right. Read the full story. 


Love in the midst of destruction

"Faith makes you act crazy," says the Rev. Ibrahim Nseir about the apparent foolishness of staying in Aleppo, Syria, during the seven-year war and believing he can make a difference in his community. MCC U.S. Executive Director J Ron Byler recently met Nseir and other partners in Syria who have used MCC supplies to spread love in their communities. Read Byler's blog entries about his encounters.


First person: Peace education through ups and downs

MCC's Philadelphia program coordinator, ChiChi Oguekwe, reflects on teaching third graders at a Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association after-school program.


Throughout Lent, we've been using prayers from MCC partners and staff in different countries to pray for peace. If you missed them, don't worry! You can check out all the videos and prayers.