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One Syrian Refugee

One Syrian Refugee

Middle East

Meet emotional, physical and spiritual needs of Syrian refugees who are struggling to survive.

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    11 million Syrians (including 5.5 million children) are displaced & homeless as a result of civil war.  3 million Syrian refugees including 1.5 million children who have flooded border towns and refugee camps in neighboring countries. They arrive with just the clothes on their back. They're not allowed to secure employment. Most are malnourished and children especially are at risk of starvation. They need food. They need clothing. They need listening ears from loving people who can provide them a sense of worth.

    One goal is to establish a community center where we will seek to serve refugees in a multitude of ways.

    Current projects: Food distribution, Clothing distribution a secure (monitored) playground, Arabic literacy classes, ESL classes, art & crafts for women, PTSD counseling, art therapy, music therapy, a recycling business, medical clinics, health classes, and public health projects in areas where refugees are living in tents with no bathroom facilities.

    We would love to see teams filing through on a constant basis, using whatever Father-given gifts they have to serve the refugees, and thus making relationships in a way that leads to visits and sharing.

  • Cultural Information:

    Syria has a rich culture and long history. Damascus is one of the oldest continously inhabited cities in the world. The Syrian people are Muslim, practicing Islamic beliefs, customs and traditions.

  • Geographic Information:

    The summer climate is dry and hot, averaging 90 deg F during the day. Winters are cold. The terrain is hilly. In addition to large UN refugee camps, the refugees are living in various places throughout cities and towns. Volunteers who are working with this project may walk over 1-1.5 miles per day and will be standing a majority of the day.


Pray For Refugees

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Crisis in Syria: An Open Door
No One But God

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  • Syrian Refugees - From Crisis To Disaster

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  • No direction home for Syrian street children

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  • Syrian children at risk of exploitation

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  • Syrian children growing up with the sounds of war

    With dirt on her face, the small girl shyly approached the crowd holding a pack of lighters for sale. Barely reaching the ...
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  • Living Like Death

    Looking down at the dying bird carried in by her children, Ghufran* said, “We’ve become like this bird here, and ...
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  • Food for one month: $365  ($12 per day for one child)
  • Clothing for one year: $214  ($18 per month for one child)
  • Education for one year: $176 ($15 per month for one child)
  • Medical health: $33 per year ($3 per month for one child)
  • One month of milk for one infant: $9.25
  • One day of safe play for one child: $5
  • One pack of diapers for one baby for one week: $8


  • One family food box for one week: $39
  • One month of PTSD counseling for one refugee: $40
  • One audio copy of the New Testament: $22
  • One month of Arabic literacy class for one refugee: $40
  • One month craft supplies for community center: $155
  • One month rent for one community center: $3000
  • One air conditioning/heating unit for one community center: $1100
  • One heater for one family: $134
  • One cooker gas refill for one week: $14
  • One sleeping mat, blanket and pillow for one refugee: $20



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Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230

If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world.



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Pray for peace in Syria and the surrounding countries and that each person would find that peace in the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

Pray for encouragement, endurance and boldness among believers.

Ask God how He may want you to get involved in sharing the Gospel with those experiencing the effects of Syria's civil war.

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