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Alexia

Why are #MomAndBaby fine? Alexia knows.

If anyone knows what it means to walk alongside #MomAndBaby to promote healthy living and reduce mortality rates in children under 5, it’s Alexia. She is 40 years old and a mother of five children. She and her husband, Joseph, are farmers in Burundi. Five years ago, Alexia joined a World Relief-initiated Care Group, where she and other women would…

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One College Student’s Experience of Walking with Refugees

When Covenant College junior Megan Wetselaar signed up to participate in World Relief Atlanta’s Walk in My Shoes program during spring break, she wasn’t thinking about refugees; she was thinking about fulfilling a course requirement. When this volunteer opportunity presented itself, she reluctantly decided to pursue it.  She didn’t really know anything about refugees. She didn’t really want to spend…

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Celebrating World Refugee Day: Michael & Awet’s Story

Eritrea is a small country in eastern Africa, bordering Ethiopia and Somalia. Ongoing violence, instability and oppression have forced millions of Eritreans, like Michael and Awet, to seek refuge in other countries. These men, arriving within 24 hours of one another, left their careers and families to start over completely in the United States. They ended up as roommates, and…