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IOCC Helping Restore Homes And Livelihoods For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

April 11, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — For years, Orlando supported his wife and five children by selling a daily catch of tilapia and milkfish snared from…

Apr 14, 2014
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IOCC Assists Displaced Syrians Fleeing Embattled Kessab

April 3, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — Intense fighting this past week in Kessab, a predominantly Armenian Christian town in northwestern Syria, forced hundreds…

Apr 03, 2014
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Community Kitchen Addresses Malnutrition Facing Syrian Refugee Families

PHOTO: Lebanese women cook side by side with Syrian refugee women to prepare lentil soup that will feed 240 Syrian refugee families living in the Akkar…

Mar 17, 2014
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Rebuilding Resilient Communities in the Balkans

CAPTION: Learning can be difficult on an empty stomach. IOCC is providing assistance to ensure that each day these vulnerable schoolchildren living in…

Mar 11, 2014
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Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

Caption One: Khaled, 5, is finally free of the excruciating pain he was suffering from a severely inflamed appendix, thanks to emergency surgery covered…

Feb 26, 2014
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Syrians Evacuated From Homs Arrive Weak and Traumatized

PHOTO: Weak from hunger and exhaustion, an elderly Syrian man welcomes the steady arm of an IOCC/GOPA relief worker during the evacuation of Homs. An estimated…

Feb 18, 2014
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IOCC Assists in Evacuation of Syrians Fleeing Homs

PHOTO: A young Syrian girl evacuated from Homs is warmly welcomed by IOCC/GOPA staff with water and a blanket as she arrives to safety. IOCC/GOPA is assisting…

Feb 12, 2014
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Healing the Hidden Wounds of War in Syria

Face painting, singing and performing are all activities used by IOCC/GOPA trauma counselors to help displaced Syrian children express their feelings through…

Jan 15, 2014
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Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

PHOTO: A Syrian refugee child suffering from malnutrition receives a therapeutic feeding of specially formulated nut paste from IOCC community health workers….

Dec 09, 2013
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Syria’s Displaced Gain Income and Dignity from Cash for Work Program

The sea of blue cloth surrounding Sawsan, 21, and the other displaced Syrian women at this Damascus school shelter where they now live will be stitched…

Nov 20, 2013
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Fresh Hope for Greece’s Families

IOCC’s new fresh food initiative gives Greece’s most vulnerable families the opportunity to purchase locally sourced fruits, vegetables and…

Oct 21, 2013
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Alone in a Foreign Land, Syrian Refugees Face New Fears and Sacrifices

Fleeing the violence in Syria with only the clothes on their backs, this refugee mother and her children welcome the quilts and personal hygiene kits distributed…

Jun 24, 2013
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