Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Partners Blog: "Finding a Way to Die"

Steve and Oddny Gumaer started Partners Relief and Development in response to the needs of refugees and displaced people from Burma, and now in the Middle East, as well. Their mission is to demonstrate, through holistic action, God’s love to children and communities made vulnerable by war in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other conflict zones.

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Finding a Way to Die

A 56 year old man was lying on the bed in a tiny tarpaulin shelter and beside him a woman was sitting and holding his hand. His name is Nga Si. He has been paralyzed for 4 years now since 2012 when they started running from their village because of the war. When he was at their village, he was in really good health and could take care of his family very well. But when he arrived to the IDP camp he started getting paralyzed because they had to stay and sleep on the ground for about a month in the jungle, in the wet and rain. Then he started feeling pain in his body. He was also feeling very sad for his lost property. He couldn’t control his sad feelings. Day by day he was getting worse. His wife was taking care of him all the time but the situation was always uncertain.

Six months later, they arrived to Zai Awng IDP camp ...

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Partners Relief and Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We’re a small, grassroots nonprofit passionate about making a big impact in communities affected by conflict and oppression, demonstrating God’s love to children and giving them the opportunity to live free, full lives." For more information aboput Partners, visit their website at partners.ngo/

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