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Jan 10, 2019, 9:33 AM
IOCC deployed Frontliners to parts of northern California, where fires devastated communities in late 2018. IOCC Frontliners, specially trained to care for people affected by ...
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Dec 27, 2018, 10:19 AM
Karim (10) and Bilal (13) are brothers who share a love for life and sports. A fan of boxing, Karim aims to stay as healthy as possible and to be a champion athlete one day. Not to be outdone by his younger sibling, Bilal has similar ambitions. When IOCC’s mobile vaccination team ...
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Dec 27, 2018, 9:56 AM
Starting over isn’t easy, but the right kind of help makes a big difference. Some refugee families in Athens, Greece have found the support they need—practical and emotional—at an education center for refugees and migrants run by Apostoli and co-funded ...
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Dec 13, 2018, 11:20 AM
Imagine not being able to hear the world around you. Before getting his first hearing aids, Khaldoun would cry, scream, and hit his head, frustrated that he couldn’t communicate with those close to him. Growing up in Syria, Khaldoun ...
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Dec 6, 2018, 11:39 AM
When fast-moving fires swept through the seaside village of Mati, Greece, Olga and her family lost their home. But they didn't lose each other, and they didn't lose hope. Olga and her husband had worked hard to create a safe, loving home full ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:29 PM
Malnutrition rates in Gaza are extremely high for children under age six—and this leads to conditions like anemia that, left untreated, can damage vital organs and strain the heart. To help address this problem, IOCC has just launched ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:16 PM
IOCC volunteer Mark McGilvery spotted “Hope” in the debris pile—stenciled onto a large part of a wall that had been removed from a flooded home in Wilmington, NC. Mark salvaged the message, cutting it out of the drywall, and the muck-out team ...
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Dec 3, 2018, 2:04 PM
Earlier this year, heavy floods hit Romania, causing extensive flooding in rural areas—and affecting almost 100 villages across 19 counties. Hundreds of homes were flooded, too, and families had to evacuate. They returned home to find waterlogged ...
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Nov 29, 2018, 10:28 AM
On behalf of IOCC and the people we serve, thank you for your support during #GivingTuesday. In the last 24 hours, more than 400 people helped us raise over ...
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Nov 27, 2018, 11:17 AM
“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” ~ Isaiah 58:10 As we gather this Thanksgiving ...