Reasons to hope this Easter

Saturday, April 15, 2017

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”—Luke 24:5 He is risen, indeed! Resurrection is the ultimate sign of…

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MCC water project assists 10,000 Iraqi families affected by ISIS

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MCC is funding an emergency water project for 10,000 families in the Iraqi town of Qayyara and the surrounding area after residents were liberated from ISIS in August…

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“The disaster, the danger, isn’t over”

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Between Oct. 17 and 21, 2016, intense rainfall caused severe flooding along Colombia’s Pacific coast in the Chocó area, seriously damaging the homes of more than 20,000 people.

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MCC’s Syrian partners deliver assistance despite intensified fighting

Friday, November 18, 2016

In October, students arriving at a Christian school in Aleppo, Syria, discovered that a rocket had blown out a portion of a classroom. So many rockets were landing in the area that the school administrators hadn’t yet realized the school was hit.

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Displaced, yet reaching out to others

Monday, July 25, 2016

By the time Feryal arrived at a camp for displaced people in Iraq’s northern Ninewa governorate, she had little desire to leave the security of the tent she shared with her parents and sister.

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Foodgrains Bank receives $2.5 million from Government of Canada for Syria Relief

Friday, April 29, 2016

Foodgrains Bank receives $2.5 million from Government of Canada for Syria Relief Emergency assistance to 57,000 people a month for five months within Syria A grant of $2.5…

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Syria, Iraq crisis response largest in MCC history

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AKRON, Pa. Since the Syrian war began five years ago in March, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has spent about US$34.6 million to relieve the suffering of Syrians, Iraqis and…

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Emergency food brings hope to families

Saturday, February 27, 2016

When Mira and her family fled from their home in Syria, she decided to quickly pack a lone piece of jewellery in her bag. She had no idea…

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Lightening the load

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Providing relief and hope in Syria Every morning, before Samer al Laham goes to work, he checks to make sure it’s safe to go outside. That’s because in…

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The first step

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s been a year since Qasim* left his home in Sinjar, Iraq. He was fleeing an advance by the Islamic State Group – the same one that left tens of thousands of Yazidis like him stranded in the mountains. Qasim, his parents and three brothers, along with their wives and children, spent two days in a camp before moving on because it was too crowded.

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Prayer for Japan

Friday, March 1, 2013

On Mar. 11, 2011, a devastating magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami struck the Tohoku region of Japan. Two years later, updates on the event have faded from the…

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