"After many months of training and anticipation with the other members of our Good Neighbor Team (from The Church of the Good Shepherd), it was a real joy for my family and me to finally meet our new Syrian friends at the airport. They have been on a long journey since departing their home...

07 Mar 2016

When refugees flee their situations of civil unrest and persecution, they are forced to make quick decisions, leaving behind a majority of their possessions. They arrive in the United States with few belongings, and despite their lack of monetary resources, they must work to build new lives for...

01 Feb 2016

First impressions can matter a great deal, especially when traveling to a new place that is to become your new home. When refugees first arrive at the RDU airport, they are exhausted from their long journeys to the United States and are overwhelmed with the unfamiliarity of the new environment...

04 Nov 2015

Here at World Relief of the Triangle, things can get so busy that it is hard to find time for the small things, such as maintaining the vehicles that we use each day to transport clients. We want to thank Vic and Bob, two volunteers who helped to clean and repair our three vehicles. Clients...

03 Jul 2013

Nathan and his family were first introduced to Leng Mang’s family after an urgent email was sent out late one Friday night from World Relief of the Triangle asking for brief housing while a refugee family’s apartment was being prepared. “My wife and I decided this would be a...

19 Jun 2013

To start a business is difficult, but to do so as a resettled refugee seems it would be nearly impossible. However, Saba and her husband Ammar would face the challenges of this task with open arms. Their family came to the U.S. from Egypt in February as refugees resettled by World Relief of the...

03 Jun 2013

I Was a Stranger: Celebrating volunteer ministry to refugees On Friday, April 5th, World Relief Durham refugees and volunteers gathered together for an appreciation event. Volunteers were able to eat, hear and share stories, and meet other volunteers. The night was full of examples of how God is...

12 Apr 2013

In refugee resettlement, success takes on different meanings. To some, success is getting a job or developing community, and to others, it is rebuilding their lives. This Burmese refugee family has experienced all of these aspects of success through the help of World Relief Durham volunteers. The...

18 Mar 2013

Shawn and Annie Hirsch first got involved with World Relief Durham in the fall of 2012. Since then, in partnership with their Good Neighbor Team, they have seen the positive power of building good relationships with refugees for relief and development. Their Good Neighbor Team (GNT) formed shortly...

08 Mar 2013

The current status of Burmese refugees in Thailand is changing quickly. The past 7 years have been spent resettling more than 65,000 Burmese refugees from camps in Thailand into the U.S. As a result of the large-scale resettlement project, Burmese refugees eligible for resettlement has decreased...

06 Feb 2013

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