Conscience International volunteers are feeding, clothing, providing medicine and building houses for refugees and internally displaced persons in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sudan, Syria, Jordan, Gaza, Turkey, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Haiti, Iran, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and elsewhere. Their efforts have restored families and brought them closer to a normal life. Life-saving medical initiatives have included healthcare training for 500 doctors and nurses in emergency maternal child care in Iraq; spinal surgery for crippled children in Ethiopia; and public-health training and primary health care at hospitals in Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
For example, in Nigeria in the first half of 2014, Conscience International teams responded to terrorist attacks that killed more than 2,000 civilians. One of the survivors was a 46-year-old man who was wounded and became homeless. He lost fingers to machete blows, and his other hand was shot and is now useless. As a farmer without the use of his hands he can no longer support himself and his family. He cannot return to his village; his family is scattered. He and many others like him are looking for shelter and jobs with the hope of reuniting with their families and supporting them.