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Portraits of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

BARDARASH, Iraq – More than 13,000 Syrian refugees have embarked on harrowing journeys through the conflict zones in their own country to find safety in neighboring Iraq. Their first stop across the border is the Sehela transit centre where Samaritan’s Purse staff has been present to greet them, help serve a meal, and offer them… Continue reading Portraits of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Franklin Graham Update on Their Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

CUCUTA, Colombia – Desperate families are fleeing into Colombia as neighboring Venezuela faces dire food shortages, power blackouts, and a collapsing national healthcare system. Not only are people dying from lack of nutrition and medical care, the rates of murder and suicide have also spiked. Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham brings this update on their… Continue reading Franklin Graham Update on Their Response to Venezuela Refugee Crisis

Open Hearts Not the Same as Open Doors: The Existential Global Refugee Crisis

BRUSSELS – Asylum is an existential goal of every refugee. A refugee is a displaced person who has left his home country in hopes of obtaining asylum in another country. The numbers of people displaced by wars in the Middle East and Africa have created a refugee crisis of unparalleled proportions. So much so that… Continue reading Open Hearts Not the Same as Open Doors: The Existential Global Refugee Crisis

UNHCR Report Reveals Startling Facts About Global Refugee Crisis

GENEVA – “Wars, other violence, and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, according to UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report, released on 19 June 2018. The report showed that 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017. Overwhelmingly it is developing… Continue reading UNHCR Report Reveals Startling Facts About Global Refugee Crisis

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Understanding the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

NEW YORK CITY – Wednesday, 20 June 2018, is World Refugee Day. The day is especially important because there is, as most people know, a global refugee crisis. The crisis is compounded by the emotional and political conflict regarding the status of refugees. More about that in a minute. First, here are some facts about… Continue reading Understanding the Refugee Crisis on World Refugee Day

[Update] Refugee Crisis in Bidi Bidi – We Just Want to Go Home

This news article is an update to “Insight into the Global Child Refugee Crisis.” UGANDA – The photo preceding this article was taken at the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp in northwest Uganda. He is breaking rocks into pebbles which he will attempt to sell for a penny in hopes to provide for his family. Bidi… Continue reading [Update] Refugee Crisis in Bidi Bidi – We Just Want to Go Home

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Insights into the Global Child Refugee Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Most people would agree that life is not easy. I know the homeless lady we took to church this week does. I’m sure those who have lost a job or suffered divorce or the death of a loved one do. Because of our own circumstances, it is difficult for us to… Continue reading Insights into the Global Child Refugee Crisis

In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

FOREST, VA — World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian aid organization, is responding to the crisis in northeast Syria following the recent Turkish offensive into the country. World Help is providing emergency supplies like clean water, food, blankets and hygiene kits to refugee camps where many are fleeing. Through World Help’s partners and programs, every… Continue reading In Response to New Crisis World Help Provides Aid for Syrian Refugees

PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

BAKERSFIELD, CA — Parker Migliorini International (PMI Foods), a global $3 billion enterprise that annually supplies 1.6 billion pounds of beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and seafood products all over the world, announced a partnership with CityServe International to donate protein to Ukrainian refugees. PMI Foods first delivery of desperately needed food to CityServe’s warehouse included… Continue reading PMI Foods Has Partnered with CityServe International to Donate 100,000 Meals to Displaced Ukrainian Refugees

North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today a one-month giving campaign to complete the expansion of Diaconia Baptist Hospital, a Romanian healthcare facility now serving Ukrainian refugees. A local donor group, the Friends of ServingHIM, has pledged $400K to match funds raised in August. ServingHIM partners and… Continue reading North Texas Nonprofit ServingHIM Raises Funds to Expand Hospital Serving Ukrainian Refugees

Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

ROMANIA — Valeria is 26 years old and 9 months pregnant, but even in her situation, she had to leave the town that she called home, Odessa. She ran away from war and ended up in Galați, a city in the eastern part of Romania. In the custom of Isaccea, Valeria met Alfa Omega TV… Continue reading Valeria Pregnant Refugee at Emanuel Center in Romania

Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

DNIPRO, UKRAINE — A Samaritan’s Purse church partner in Dnipro, Ukraine, is helping feeding and distributing food to refugees who have fled their homes due to the ongoing conflict. More importantly, they are also sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with them. Vladimir Ivanov – Pastor, Blagovest Church: At the moment, there is an urgent… Continue reading Feeding Refugees in Ukraine

Ukrainian Refugee Praises God for Help in Poland

POLAND — Natalia, a Ukrainian refugee who fled the conflict in her country, praises God for the food, housing, and spiritual hope she received from Samaritan’s Purse and partner organization Remar S.O.S. after she and her child arrived in Poland. Natalia Ignatenko – Ukrainian Refugee: I am from Ukraine, from the Kyiv region, Bucha district.… Continue reading Ukrainian Refugee Praises God for Help in Poland

Mercy Projects Hosts Summer Camps for Ukrainian Refugees

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY — While many of the staff with Christian charity Mercy Projects in Ukraine were forced to flee their homes, they decided to take their summer camp ministry to Hungary where many young people have been displaced. Many young lives were impacted during these Vacation Bible Schools as GNA Reporter Peter Wooding found out… Continue reading Mercy Projects Hosts Summer Camps for Ukrainian Refugees

Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Czech Republic

UKRAINE — Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit and faith-based organization, is partnering with a Ukrainian-speaking church in Prague to minister to refugees from Ukraine. Bogdan Galyuk – Pastor: Ukraine is going through one of the darkest chapters of its history. More than six million Ukrainians left their country and became refugees in European countries. Leonid Demchyuk… Continue reading Helping Ukrainian Refugees in Czech Republic

Expert Helps Christian Journalists, Aid Workers ‘Understand Each Other’ in a Crisis

CHRISTIAN JOURNALISTS, AID WORKERS STAGE 'CRISIS SUMMIT:' Palmer Holt, founder of InChrist Communications (ICC, www.InChristCommunications.com), will be one of the experts helping faith-based journalists and humanitarian aid workers decipher each other's roles at a groundbreaking "crisis summit" this month. The Crisis Publishing Initiative Conference will take place June 26-29 in Mundelein, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

CHARLOTTE, NC — One of the nation’s leading experts in Christian media and crisis communications will help faith-based journalists and humanitarian aid workers decipher each other’s roles at a groundbreaking “crisis summit” this month. Veteran journalist and crisis communications specialist Palmer Holt, founder of InChrist Communications (ICC, www.inchristcommunications.com), will speak on “Getting the Best News… Continue reading Expert Helps Christian Journalists, Aid Workers ‘Understand Each Other’ in a Crisis

God’s Mercy Flight Gives Ukrainian Refugees New Life in Canada

POLAND — On Sunday, May 15, a DC-8 cargo jet left Poland on a special mission to bring 28 Ukrainian refugees to Toronto, Canada, where they will be able to reunite with family, friends, and other sponsors arranged by Samaritan’s Purse. These families fled from the horror of the conflict continuing to rage inside Ukraine,… Continue reading God’s Mercy Flight Gives Ukrainian Refugees New Life in Canada

Emanuel Church Refugee Center – Galati, Romania

GALATI, ROMANIA — Poland and Romania received the largest amount of refugees since the beginning of the war, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Over 3.2 million refugees arrived in Poland, and approximately 1 million crossed the border into Romania. One point of entry in Romania is the Isaccea border. The Emanuel… Continue reading Emanuel Church Refugee Center – Galati, Romania

Churches Rush to Aid Heartbroken Ukrainian Refugees

LOVES PARK, IL — Heartbroken refugee women and children are saying a tearful goodbye to their husbands and fathers at the Ukrainian border, but local churches are coming to the families’ aid. “Many Ukrainian families are being separated at the border,” said Eric Mock, vice president of ministry operations at Slavic Gospel Association (SGA, www.sga.org).… Continue reading Churches Rush to Aid Heartbroken Ukrainian Refugees

ServingHIM Delivers Ukrainian Refugee Assistance with $200K+ in Matching Gifts from Texas Donors

PLANO, TX — Texas-based Christian ministry and nonprofit organization ServingHIM (Healthcare International Ministries) announced today the organization has received a new $108K donor match from a local benefactor as part of its ongoing assistance campaign to support Ukrainian refugees at the borders between Romania and Moldova. Volunteers from ServingHIM’s partner churches and clinics are providing… Continue reading ServingHIM Delivers Ukrainian Refugee Assistance with $200K+ in Matching Gifts from Texas Donors

Joni and Friends Rescues Disabled Refugees in Ukraine

UKRAINE — As soon as war broke out in Ukraine, Joni and Friends mobilized their partners on the ground to evacuate refugees with disabilities from the worst-hit conflict zones across the country. They’ve now rescued 390 people and are providing long-term support to enable them to resettle into their new lives across Europe.   The… Continue reading Joni and Friends Rescues Disabled Refugees in Ukraine

War, Refugees, and Hope

WARRENTON, MO — If you were chased out of your home at gunpoint and had to live in a refugee camp, could you turn it into something good? National missionaries from South Sudan did. They fled their country in 2017 with over 2 million people. Tarp tents, food, and firewood shortages, sanitation and water problems—nothing stopped… Continue reading War, Refugees, and Hope

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Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

ROMANIA — She is from Cluj-Napoca, Romania and now lives in Ireland. A few weeks ago, Ester Studnicka came to Romania together with her husband for a short vacation. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine started and the little vacation transformed into a volunteer work at Kairos Agency in Suceava. Their calling and mission is in… Continue reading Romanian Couple’s Vacation Turns into Mission Trip for Ukrainian Refugees

Churches Help Refugees at Romanian Border

SIGHETUL MARMATIEI, ROMANIA — Every day, hundreds of refugees are entering the Romania border through Sighetul Marmatiei Custom. Some of them are only transiting the country, other families choose to stay in Baia-Mare. Dinu Onea, Pastor, the Church of Faith Logos Baia Mare, Romania: Here in Baia Mare I can say that there is a… Continue reading Churches Help Refugees at Romanian Border

Romanian Mission Agency Provides Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

ROMANIA — The conflict in Ukraine changed the lives of it’s citizens, but also of it’s neighbors. In Romania, the citizens from the north of the country can feel the results of the war as thousands of refugees crossed over the borderlines to try to find a safe place. From the very beginning, the churches… Continue reading Romanian Mission Agency Provides Safe Place for Ukrainian Refugees

UK Sponsor Drives 24 Hours to Meet Ukrainian Refugee Family

UKRAINE — Ken Gratton a Mercy Projects volunteer from the UK has been driving through some of the most dangerous parts of Ukraine to transport aid and get refugee mothers, children, and family to safety. But he was determined to meet one particular family who he has been sponsoring through the Christian charity Mercy Projects.… Continue reading UK Sponsor Drives 24 Hours to Meet Ukrainian Refugee Family

Standing with Ukrainian Churches in Ministry to Refugees

UKRAINE — Slavic Gospel Association is continuing to help resource churches across Ukraine as they provide vital aid and transportation to rescue countless families trapped in the conflict there. SGA’s President Michael Johnson explains how they’re standing with the Baptist Union of Churches of Ukraine. As the conflict continues to devastate countless lives across Ukraine,… Continue reading Standing with Ukrainian Churches in Ministry to Refugees

Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

MUKACHEVE, UKRAINE — As Ukrainian refugees continue to head West of the country to places of safety, Living Waters Church in the small town of Mukacheve has become a place of refuge for many people coming to worship Jesus. Pastor Joel Brown shares the many opportunities God is giving His fellowship to serve thousands of… Continue reading Western Ukraine Church Packed with Worshiping Refugees

Helping the Refugees at the Borderline of Siret, Romania

SUCEAVA, ROMANIA— Most of the Ukrainian refugees are entering Romania through Siret Custom from Suceava County. The last days were critical for everybody because of the low temperatures in the zone. Nelu Prodan – Director Natanel Center Suceava: The last three weeks were critical, as you know, there were many refugees waves in many points… Continue reading Helping the Refugees at the Borderline of Siret, Romania

Providing Shelter for Ukrainian Refugees

UKRAINE — Vitaliy Smolin, director of Open Door Foundation, is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse in Ukraine to provide shelter for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the fighting. Vitaliy Smolin – Director, Open Door Foundation: My heart for Ukraine is to help the orphans, to help the children, because that’s what God’s heart is. As soon as the… Continue reading Providing Shelter for Ukrainian Refugees

SAT-7 Gifts Provide Learning Access to Syrian Refugee Children

BEIRUT, LEBANON — Five Syrian refugee children have received a new way to access learning from Christian broadcast ministry SAT-7 from the comfort of their home. “They cannot go to school, so we took school to their home,” explains Mostafa, one of the young visitors. Three Syrian boys from SAT-7 ACADEMY program Puzzle visited a… Continue reading SAT-7 Gifts Provide Learning Access to Syrian Refugee Children

Syrian Refugee’s Life-Changing Move to Lebanon

LEBANON — The civil war forced a Syrian, Jouan and his family to flee Syria to live as a refugee in Lebanon. But while there his cousin Pastor Nihad led him to faith in Christ. Watch his powerful story here. Jouan – Syrian refugee: “We used to live in a nice house. We had our… Continue reading Syrian Refugee’s Life-Changing Move to Lebanon

Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

GERMANY — Millions of refugees fleeing war and economic hardships in the Middle East and Africa have made their way to Europe. They must learn a new language and learn how to deal with schools, transportation, banks and everything else. But a Christian foundation in Germany has created a unique housing project to help refugees… Continue reading Refugee Housing Community Includes German Christians

Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

TURKEY — Kouroush* is an Iranian Christian now living in Turkey, after he fled to escape persecution, leaving everything behind. We hear how, with Open Doors’ support, he is now opening a Center of Hope to help care for fellow refugees. Kouroush*, name changed for security purposes: “I didn’t murder anyone. I didn’t steal anything.… Continue reading Persecuted Iranian Christian Opens Refugee Center in Turkey

Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report update on the typically under-discussed looming global water crisis.  Water problems are often big news, whether it’s ongoing crises in American locales… Continue reading Water Stress: The Unspoken Global Crisis

Mozambique Pastor Opens Up Home to Feed Refugees

MOZAMBIQUE — When Reverend Romeno Carico saw the thousands of refugees fleeing to his community in Northern Mozambique to escape the conflict with Islamic militants he knew he had to do something to help. With what little resources he has he opened up his home to feed families traumatised after losing family members in the… Continue reading Mozambique Pastor Opens Up Home to Feed Refugees

Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

ARMENIA — On Nov 10th a Russia-brokered peace deal was agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh. It brought to an end six weeks of war in which thousands of people were killed and displaced. As the refugee crisis is growing with reportedly more than 150,000 people urgently needing help Mission Eurasia… Continue reading Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

Helping Refugees in Raleigh, NC

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RALEIGH, NC – Refugee Hope Partners’ (RHP) name pretty well explains why the organization exists. RHP is a relatively small ministry, but its services are a big deal for refugees from around the globe who have settled in Raleigh, North Carolina. More than 60 million people have been displaced worldwide. Unfortunately, these people often become… Continue reading Helping Refugees in Raleigh, NC

Restoring Hope to Rohingya Refugees

BANGLADESH — Thousands of Rohingya refugees are fleeing what’s being described by the UN as ethnic cleansing in Myanmar. In response to their desperate needs OM Bangladesh is restoring hope to these many marginalized refugees by providing safe playing areas for children, education, stress debriefings for mothers, sanitation training and hygiene packs. The United Nations… Continue reading Restoring Hope to Rohingya Refugees

New Dangers for Desperate Syrian Refugees

BEIRUT – Triumphant Mercy Lebanon recently shared rising concerns about dangers being faced by displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Lebanon.More than 1.5 million people have fled from the civil war that has raged in their home country since 2011.In mid-2015, the Lebanese government ceased registering displaced Syrians officially as refugees. Unregistered Syrian refugees… Continue reading New Dangers for Desperate Syrian Refugees

USCIRF Urges Thailand, Malaysia to Protect Rohingya Muslim Refugees Stranded at Sea

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WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls on the governments of Thailand and Malaysia to admit boats carrying Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded at sea. “Thai and Malaysian authorities must recognize their obligations under international law to refugees fleeing ethnic and religious violence,” USCIRF Chair Gayle Manchin stated. “USCIRF urges… Continue reading USCIRF Urges Thailand, Malaysia to Protect Rohingya Muslim Refugees Stranded at Sea

World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

NEW YORK — June 20 is observed annually as World Refugee Day. The United Nations defines a refugee as “someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.” While that definition seems to be… Continue reading World Refugee Day Report: 80 Million Displaced – 40 Million Are Children

Crisis in Lebanon Impacting FBOs

BEIRUT – CNN reported this morning on the growing and potentially crippling crisis in Lebanon. A crisis of which most of us have been unaware. The National Crisis “Lebanon [is] mired in its worst economic crisis since its 15-year civil war. The country is buckling under a severe liquidity crisis, with informal and irregular capital… Continue reading Crisis in Lebanon Impacting FBOs

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The Hidden Persecution of Christian Refugees

BEIRUT, LEBANON – Missions Box News has published myriads of articles over the past several years informing our readers of the global refugee crisis. The families displaced by the Syrian conflict have been a major focal point of the crisis for global media outlets.Recently, reports have begun to surface, not only about the common plight… Continue reading The Hidden Persecution of Christian Refugees

Syrian Refugees Receive Critical Aid

SYRIA – Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency relief to Syrian families displaced by Turkey’s recent incursion along the border. The violence has created a humanitarian crisis, displacing more than 100,000 people. Some have crossed the border into northern Iraq while others remain displaced within northeastern Syria. Samaritan’s Purse is meeting the desperate physical needs of… Continue reading Syrian Refugees Receive Critical Aid

No More Room at the Inn: Lebanon’s Lesson about Refugees

BEIRUT – Lebanon has declared a national “state of economic emergency.” President Michel Aoun told the Lebanese people, “We have to unite our efforts to come out with solutions to the economic crisis that is strangling the dreams and hopes of our people.” One of the leading factors that have driven Lebanon to the edge… Continue reading No More Room at the Inn: Lebanon’s Lesson about Refugees

Tensions Rising in Rohingya Refugee Camps

GENEVA – Nearly a million Rohingya are interred at refugee camps in Bangladesh, having fled their homes to escape persecution in their native Myanmar. Tensions have been rising over the past several months and have reached a point where remaining in Bangladesh may become as dangerous as of being back in Myanmar. The UN Office… Continue reading Tensions Rising in Rohingya Refugee Camps

New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC— On October 1, 2019 Heart for Lebanon will open a new Hope Ministry Center in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, home to approximately 350,000 of the poorest refugees in Lebanon who have fled the violence of war. The situation is considered the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II. Current statistics… Continue reading New Hope for Bekaa Valley – Heart for Lebanon Opens Ministry Center for Refugees

Refugees Discover They Can’t Go Home Again — Emily Towns | The Christian Post Voices

Emily Towns of World Help, an international, Christian humanitarian organization serving the needs of the impoverished around the world, discusses the danger refugees in the Middle East and other parts of the world still face, not being able to go back to their homes. Refugees in the Middle East are being told to go home… Continue reading Refugees Discover They Can’t Go Home Again — Emily Towns | The Christian Post Voices

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