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Miracles in Munich

Refugees | Some Afghans seeking asylum in Germany have found refuge in Jesus, too 
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 3/14/19, 01:29 pm

On an August Sunday afternoon, the streets of central Munich, Germany, showed signs of approaching Oktoberfest: Huge beer tents filled the festival grounds and hundreds of temporary cell towers were in place to support the two-week influx of 7 million visitors.

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How they stand

Middle East | ISIS may be beaten in Iraq and Syria, but for Yazidi women who have escaped its atrocities, the battle to survive such brutality and find justice for war crimes is only beginning
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/13/19, 02:48 pm

One thing you notice, interviewing the survivors, is they all sit the same way: knees pulled to their chests, arms encircling their knees, hugging themselves tightly as they talk, wanting to share but also recoil from violent memories of their captivity at the hands of Islamic State.

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Fellowship of suffering

Iraq | How to make a micro-business from refugee strife
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/14/19, 01:28 pm

ERBIL, Iraq—Like many living in northern Iraq, Nour Adil watched helplessly as her city filled with Syrian War refugees and Iraqis when ISIS took over and destroyed nearby cities. 

“We saw lots of ladies looking for jobs but having a hard time finding them,” Nour recalls. Her mother was skilled at sewing, and Nour had management skills from years in banking. Hopeful Hands was born. 

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