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Dr. Issam Smeir, a Peacemaker for Syrian Refugees

Dr. Issam Smeir, originally from Jordan, works at World Relief DuPage counseling refugees being resettled in the United States, many of whom have fled violence or conflict and are severely traumatized. As one of the few Arab-speaking experts providing specific treatment for survivors of trauma, Dr. Smeir has a passion for training counselors in the Middle East and North¬†Africa on…

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Allahrakha, a Peacemaker in Pakistan

Allahrakha served as a local peacemaker working with World Relief Germany (formerly PartnerAid) in Pakistan. He helped bring together different tribal groups so they can work together on development projects. Allahrakha was overseeing restoration projects after a damaging flood in 2010 when he noticed two tribal groups under his supervision were caught in a serious conflict. The two groups did…

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Daudi, a Peacemaker in South Sudan

Mundri East County is located in Western Equatoria State, South Sudan. Due to recent conflict, over seven thousand people have been displaced in the area and are now living with relatives. The average household size has climbed from 7.6 to 12.4. Households are strained to provide enough food and water. World Relief provided farming inputs to 1,300 vulnerable people to…

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Mr. Osman, a Peacemaker in Sudan

Mohamed Hasaballa Osman is a community leader and chairman of the Peace and Reconciliation Committee (PRC) for UmTagouk in Darfur, Sudan. Many who live in this region are nomads and farmers. Water, which is used for cleaning, cooking, drinking and tending crops and livestock, is scarce and difficult to access due to the arid climate. In situations like this, it…