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Church Video Shares the Heartbreaking and Inspiring Story of a Syrian Refugee


Today is World Refugee Day, during which we pause to consider the upended lives of some 60 million people around the world. These refugees—half of whom are children—have fled war-ravaged areas, leaving behind familiar schools, jobs, and homes to enter foreign countries, many with only the clothes they are wearing.

Some have fled by foot, others by truck, and still others by sea, all embarking on an unanticipated pilgrimage in search of peace and stability.

Beyond simply reflecting on the unjust plight of so many, serious souls wonder, "How can I help?" The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been reaching out to refugees for decades, with many success stories. One of these is from Naima, featured in a new video below. She spent her childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya and now has a Master’s degree in social work.

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