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Christmas Appeal

Light the way for people fleeing violence this Christmas

More than 65 million people are fleeing from conflict and crises. Forced out by the darkness of violence and fear, they're searching for refuge.

This Christmas, another human being urgently needs shelter, clothes for winter and hope towards a brighter future. You can be their beacon of hope. You can light the way. Please donate today to our Christmas Appeal 2016.

Survivors of violence seeking safety
Read some of the personal stories of people fleeing violence, conflict and crises below. You can light the way for those escaping darkness this Christmas.
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Georgette was captured by armed men, held captive and sexually assaulted for days. Fleeing for her life, she and her family found some solace living in a host household. She was given support by our partner, Sarcaf, to get back on her feet and pay for three of her children to go to school. With your gift, you could provide critical and urgently needed support for women like Georgette and her family who are surrounded by conflict and violence. This Christmas, your gift could light the way to a brighter future.

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Angelique was forced from her home and all that was secure in her life. Captured from her house in a small village in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Angelique was repeatedly raped by armed men. But that was nowhere near the end of her ordeal. Because she had been raped, her husband rejected her. Angelique was homeless and abandoned to darkness.

Angelique now needs support to rebuild her life and create a safe place for her children to call home. You can help light the way for survivors like Angelique.

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