By Emily Loewen
ALEPPO, Syria -- In the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Rev. Ibrahim Nseir stands on the pile of rubble that used to be his church. What was once a building where his congregation worshiped is now a pile of broken stones and dust. It’s a sunny February day, the bright sky a stark contrast to the destruction on the ground.
Por Kiernan Wright
QUITO, Ecuador – A las 9 en punto de la mañana de un martes, Alba Silva, pastora de la Iglesia Menonita de Quito y trabajadora del proyecto de refugiados de la iglesia, apoyado por el CCM, abre una gran puerta metálica y da la bienvenida a unas 20 personas que esperan afuera. Luego distribuye tiras de papel numeradas mientras la gente entra en fila al patio de la iglesia.
Luego de unos minutos, un voluntario trae café y galletas. El sol empieza a trepar sobre los muros, entibiando el aire helado.
April 28, 2018 - Compiled by Rachel Bergen
Worldwide more than 65 million people are displaced from their homes — nearly double the population of Canada.
The United Nations says this number is unprecedented and the need for humanitarian assistance is only growing.
The crisis isn’t isolated to one region. People are being displaced all over the world, testing the resources and resilience of populations around the world.
April 24, 2018
Story by Rachel Bergen, Photos by Matthew Sawatzky
DURBAN, South Africa – South Africa is home to thousands of refugees and many more asylum seekers and economic migrants seeking better futures, but it has remarkably few social service agencies.
MCC helped start one of the first holistic organizations dedicated to improving the lives of refugees who settled there.
By Kiernan Wright
QUITO, Ecuador - At 9 o'clock on a Tuesday morning, Alba Silva, pastor at Quito Mennonite Church and a worker in the church's MCC-supported refugee project, opens a large metal gate, welcoming about 20 people waiting outside. She distributes numbered slips of paper as people file into the church's courtyard.
Within minutes, a volunteer brings coffee and cookies. The sun begins creeping over the walls, warming the chilly air.