- More than 6 million children are affected by the war in Syria, Richard Stearns says
- More than 1.6 million children are refugees, he says
- Many families who fled their homeland abruptly left everything behind, he says
- Refugees need adequate shelter and cold weather supplies, Stearns says
Richard Stearns is the president of World Vision U.S. and author of "Unfinished: Believing Is Only the Beginning.: World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization conducting relief, development, and advocacy activities in its work with children, families, and their communities in nearly 100 countries.
(CNN)When Wadha and her family abruptly fled from Iraq's Nineva province on a balmy August day, they left all their possessions behind. "I left with nothing, only a bottle of water, and this shirt," says Majdi, Wadha's eldest son.