Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

Reaching Serbia’s Most Isolated Flood Survivors

May 30, 2014 (Baltimore, MD) — The Serbian village of Jablanica is home to twins Aleksandra and Andrijana, 10, the only children among eight families living in the remote enclave. The road that connected the girls to school and the rest of the villagers to the outside world was washed...

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Syria’s Healthcare System Latest War Casualty

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 by assistance from IOCC. Khaled is among the nearly 1,000 displaced Syrian people who have received assistance from IOCC for medical needs increasingly out of reach...

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Lord Have Mercy

Lord Have Mercy

Please join in praying for the people of Ukraine during this time of suffering. Psalm 143:1–12 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy! In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 2 Enter not into judgment with your servant, for no one living is righteous...

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Syrians Evacuated From Homs Arrive Weak and Traumatized

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 3,000 civilians have been trapped in the embattled city for nearly two years as civil war rages on in Syria. IOCC/GOPA is in Homs...

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IOCC: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

IOCC: Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

As Syria’s civil war now enters into its third year, it is the families still living in the country who suffer the most. International Orthodox Christian Charities, or IOCC, is one of  the few humanitarian organizations still in Syria providing desperately needed relief to people affected by the conflict. Roy...

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Syria’s Refugee Children Face Rising Risk Of Malnutrition

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. High-protein, high-calorie foods and milk are used to boost rapid weight gain, which can make a critical difference in the development of a young child. photo: Ryan Erickson/IOCC ...

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Devastation in the Philippines

Devastation in the Philippines

IOCC Director of Programs Mark Ohanian offers an update on their efforts since Tyhoon Haiyan, the most powerful tropical storm to ever make landfall, blasted across the Philippines and left a devastating path of death and destruction. Government figures estimate that nearly 3,000 people have died, and 4 million people...

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Syria’s Displaced Gain Income and Dignity from Cash for Work Program

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 into school uniforms for 1,000 displaced Syrian children living here and in other Damascus area shelters. The wages they earn from the cash-for-work program...

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Fresh Hope for Greece’s Families

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 milk at supermarkets using a fresh food card. The program is also helping to sustain 500 Greek farming families who are providing the fresh produce and milk being offered to the...

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Spiritual Journey

Spiritual Journey

Jacob Lee has affected countless lives through his various ministries over the years. Join Fr. Chris as he speaks with Jacob about his spiritual journey, both before and after Orthodoxy. But first, IOCC’s Country Representative Daniel Christopulos tells about their ongoing Frontline Program, which trains volunteers to be the ministry’s...

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