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IRAQ CRISIS ALERT:
Conscience International Continues Helping Refugees Fleeing ISIS—

The daily exodus of thousands of Iraqi refugees escaping to neighboring countries, or the relative safety of Iraq territories farther north, continues unabated. Leaving cities and villages they may never see again, families are fleeing for their lives, shattered by the loss of homes, livelihoods, schools, and hope, desperately escaping ISIS militants who have destroyed, burned, tortured, raped, and killed in their quest to capture city after city.  

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Orphans in Myanmar—

Their days were spent studying in a one-room school, and they slept on the same hard mud floor at night -- boys on one side, girls on the other. 

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Gesture of Gratitude

A Bangladesh Gift for Nepal —

When I stopped by Shambhuganj, Bangladesh on my way to the earthquake disaster in Nepal last month, the villagers met me with an amazing surprise. Recognizing in their own lives God’s blessings of support through Conscience International donors since 2012, they presented me with a gift of money to help someone suffering in Nepal. The people in Shambhuganj are 

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Bangladesh Villagers Fight Disease and Death with Simple Sanitation—

Sometimes the simplest of ideas can produce the biggest results, and in the village of Shambouganj, Bangladesh, it is a low tech sanitation system that is helping prevent the high rates of childhood morbidity and mortality. Thanks to the generous contributions of donors, 25 units for families have been constructed so far, improving both the environment and the health of villagers.

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Woodworking Training Inspiring Mountain Youth in Guatemala—

In the highlands of San Marcos, Guatemala, a cold and remote city nestled within the Sierra Madre mountain range and the Central American Volcanic Arc (CAVA), Conscience International is fighting joblessness and inspiring youth at the grassroots level by supporting a training program in woodworking, a vocation particularly appropriate for this region where a variety of wood species, including aromatic cedar, is a native commodity.

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I SCRUBBED A CASE WITH TED!—

Lauren Kennedy is on her first trip to Ethiopia with her parents, Toni and Dr. Ted Belanger of the Texas Back Institute (Dallas area) who is leading a Conscience International medical team to perform spinal surgeries primarily on young people.  Her parents have made several annual trips to this nation bringing hope and health to many of the country’s poorest. The following excerpts are from Lauren’s blog post.

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Conscience International Spinal Surgery Team Returns to Ethiopia

Young people given hope for life without "embarrassment" —

Conscience International’s 10-member medical team has returned to Ethiopia to perform more life-changing spinal surgeries for the many young people who live, otherwise, without hope for a normal life. Loaded down with six large suitcases of supplies and equipment, volunteers and surgeons from the Texas Back Institute (Dallas area) are in surgery today. Following is an excerpt from their first Blog submitted by Dr. Belanger’s daughter, Lauren, a volunteer.

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Aiding Victims of Nepal Earthquake in Outlying Villages—

Conscience International Program Director for Southeast Asia Richard Sarker has been in Nepal this month assessing damaged and destroyed communities following the 7.8 earthquake that claimed thousands of lives in recent weeks.  Although most aid agencies are focusing in and around Kathmandu, he observed, few are addressing the equal need of those affected by the earthquake in outer, poorer regions.

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