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World Refugee Day

Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more people to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere than at any other time in recorded history. Today, there are 65 million refugees, more than half of whom are children. It is the greatest humanitarian crisis since WWII — and it will be the crisis that defines my generation.

Refugees are afraid, desperate, and often have nowhere to go. They’ve narrowly escaped the bombs and bullets, just to be slowly tormented on the inside by the humiliation of being chased away like criminals. Refugees are lost: physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Since the start of the crisis, Convoy of Hope has been able to help nearly 80,000 refugees with life-saving food rations, warm blankets and a message of hope in the Middle East and all along the route that refugees take to reach a safe haven. We are currently implementing an emergency-based Children’s Feeding Initiative for 350 hungry refugee children in Lebanon. This means these children can now attend school without worrying about having to try and earn a bit of money just so they can eat that day.  This might be the first time some have ever attended school. Many families have been in these refugee camps since the start of Syria’s civil war in 2011, causing this group of children to be called “the lost generation.”

Today, we celebrate the courage and strength of the 65 million displaced people around the world; it inspires us to work hard for the 30 million children who deserve their childhood.

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Convoy Receives Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, awarded Convoy of Hope the prestigious 4-star rating for the 13th consecutive year.

“This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Convoy of Hope from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” says Ken Berger, president & CEO of Charity Navigator.

According to Charity Navigator, receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Less than 1% of the charities rated in America have received at least 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

“We’re honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “As a faith-based organization, we strive to be fiscally responsible and abide by the highest standards for our business practices.”

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