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Conscience International Team Returns to Ethiopia And Discovers a Medical Surprise—

In 2015 a Conscience International medical team led by Dr. Ted Belanger and his wife Toni from the Texas Back Institute, near Dallas, returned to Ethiopia for yet another challenging few weeks conducting a number of spinal surgeries that returned full lives to many afflicted young people. But at least one young lady did not have the perfect outcome they had hoped for—or did she?

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AN ARCHIPELAGO OF SUFFERING

On the Front Lines of the Refugee Crisis —

A Conscience International team was in Greece and Turkey in September delivering relief aid to hundreds of refugees fleeing the war in Syria and the terror of ISIS in Iraq. Our work in Greece and Turkey is ongoing with a followup team of 15 volunteers in October helping to build transition camps to shelter the continuing influx of refugees and migrants. We are coordinating our efforts with our local partners in Izmir, Seljuk, and Kaiserli as well as with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through its Country Director for Greece

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Conscience International Responding to the Migrant Crisis In Greece and Turkey—

A Conscience International team was in Greece and Turkey in September delivering relief aid to hundreds of refugees fleeing the war in Syria and the terror of ISIS in Iraq. Our work in Greece and Turkey is ongoing with a followup team of 15 volunteers in October helping to build transition camps to shelter the continuing influx of refugees and migrants. We are coordinating our efforts with our local partners in Izmir, Seljuk, and Kaiserli as well as with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) through its Country Director for Greece

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Conscience International Teams in Northern Iraq—

Middle East Program Director Cliff Gardner and his wife, Marilyn, a registered public health nurse, took medical supplies along with their field expertise and nursing skills to offer helping hands in a mobile clinic serving IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons). 

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Delivering Food to Erbil, North Iraq—

Conscience International has delivered a truckload of food to help 250 refugee families survive for one month in Erbil, Iraq.  Rice, beans, spicescooking oil, and hygiene items go quickly. Hunger is the never-ending problem among people who are without jobs, opportunity, and finances to support families. Refugees exist in tents made of steel pipe frames covered in plastic. Others survive in unfinished buildings without walls, each family living in curtained-off ’rooms.’  

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Myanmar - Flood and Landslide Disaster Victims Still Awaiting Help—

You haven’t heard much about it on the news because there were so few deaths, but the landslide and flood affected areas in the Chin State province of Myanmar brought on by unremitting monsoons and worsened by Cyclone Komen, has left more than one million people, (one-third of them children) victims of homelessness, disease, and hunger. Medical aid, food, shelter, and emotional support are desperately needed.

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Striking Hospital Staff Returns to Work When Container of Supplies Arrives in Nigeria —

Imagine a hospital staff going on strike because supplies to care for their patients has been exhausted. Imagine suffering patients without medicines or necessary surgeries or even changes of simple dressings due to lack of essentials. That actually happened in Jos, Nigeria when hospital workers walked out, frustrated by the drain on consumable resources.

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Guatemala - Empowering Millennials To Lead a Nation—

Angelo Velis is on a long-term mission—to encourage, motivate, and inspire the young people of Guatemala to reach their greatest potential and empower a generation to assume future leadership roles in their home country.  As Conscience International’s Community Development Director for Guatemala, Velis travels often to Central America to reinforce partner relationships and meet with agricultural and industry leaders who are lending their expertise and facilities to sanction youth programs leading to jobs and commissioning volunteer teams to come help train them.

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