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LDS Charities Joins Local Groups to Celebrate World Refugee Day

LDS Charities is proud to join with the Utah Department of Workforce Services and local organizations in Salt Lake City, Utah to celebrate World Refugee Day. LDS Charities has helped sponsor the celebration for the past two years and we’re proud to celebrate the hard work and valuable contribution that refugees bring to our community.
Volunteers unload dried powdered milk from the bishops' storehouse at a warehouse in Lebanon.

Milk, Clothes, and Diapers for Syrian Refugees

LDS Charities worked with Rahma Relief Foundation to provide milk and other food staples to refugees from war-torn Syria who have settled in North Lebanon and Bekka Valley, Lebanon. Read more about this amazing partnership and supply distribution.
Neonatal resuscitation training in Thailand have helped save the lives of babies.

Infant Mortality Rate Drops by 27% in Thailand—among the Contributors Is Expanding Neonatal Training

Dr. Sarayut Supapannachart (Dr. Supa) is a neonatologist in Thailand with a special interest in neonatal resuscitation. For a time, he was single-handedly training doctors and nurses on how to resuscitate babies after birth, but he didn’t have the time, the equipment, or the budget to cover the entire country. With the help of LDS Charities, Dr. Supa has been able to build a standard of care that provides doctors and nurses throughout Thailand the training and equipment needed to save the lives of babies.
A boy receives a smallpox vaccination in India.

See How Far We’ve Come – From Edward Jenner to the Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox was one of the world's deadliest diseases before it was eradicated in 1980. As we join in celebrating World Immunization Week 2018, read about the history of the eradication of smallpox and what LDS Charities is doing to continue focusing on immunizations and vaccinations.