Stories for Change
The quarterly Christian World Service newsletter features stories from our partners. They are working in local communities to turn violence, poverty and injustice into hope.
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Nour has a smile most days but there is a shadow of sadness across her face. At 15, she has escaped the war that is again destroying her home in Idlib, Syria. After her father was killed, her mother fled, eventually settling in the overcrowded Shatila Refugee Camp in Lebanon. They found their way to the Sabra Centre next door.
Since 1950 the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees has run the Centre and helped new waves of refugees. Refugees themselves, they know how best to help. So when Nour’s mother wanted to find a husband for Nour, they intervened. Fortunately, Nour has been allowed to stay in school.