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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

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

Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

Sequel of Hope – a new video released by Middle East Christian broadcaster SAT-7 for World Refugee Day, June 20 – features Myriam, an Iraqi Christian girl who stunned the world when she forgave ISIS for their terror rampage.

Iraqi girl who ‘captured millions of hearts’ urges Christians to pray, bring hope to refugee childrenEASTON, MD — A refugee girl in the “cradle of Christianity” – who captured the hearts of millions on TV and social media with a message of hope and forgiveness – is calling on Christians to take action on World… Continue reading Christian TV Network SAT-7 Releases ‘Sequel of Hope’ for World Refugee Day, Featuring Myriam – Girl Who Forgave ISIS

World Refugee Day – Are We Missing the Point?

WILLS POINT, TX – June 20th is World Refugee Day. The annual observation is particularly important this year as we are currently facing the worst refugee crisis in recorded history. Measuring the Problem According to the UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, at least 68.5 million people around the globe have been displaced from their… Continue reading World Refugee Day – Are We Missing the Point?

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How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

“If you could eat only one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?” This is the way we often speak about food. It’s a hobby, a pastime, and a vehicle for community. For many, however, food and hunger isn’t just about fun. It’s a matter of life and death.… Continue reading How Much Do You Know About the World’s Hunger Crisis?

After the Disaster – Resettling the Refugees

MYITKYINA, Myanmar – Crises like floods, famine, earthquakes, and war make great headlines, followed only by stories of relief efforts. Reporters move from one crisis to the next drawing our attention with them. We tend to forget about the aftermath that usually lasts much longer than the crises themselves. The refugees running from crisis endure… Continue reading After the Disaster – Resettling the Refugees

Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

PAMPLONA, Columbia – Operation Blessing has provided relief to millions of people in 90 different countries and all 50 of the United States over the past 41 years. Founded in 1978 by Pat Robertson, the faith-based NGO provides aid in areas where people’s lives are threatened by poverty, disasters, and persecution. Like similar faith-based organizations… Continue reading Operation Blessing Mobilizing to Aid Venezuelan Refugees

Seeing Christ in the Syrian Crisis

The Syrian Civil War has been an epic crisis as the Assad regime attempts to retain its rule whilst ISIS rebels and others seek to wrest control as part of an attempt to establish an Islamic caliphate. About half of the Christian population has disappeared from the country either by death or diaspora. Yet, despite… Continue reading Seeing Christ in the Syrian Crisis

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Don’t Forget Suffering Syrian Refugees, Implores Christian Aid Group

For many Americans, Christmas is the “most wonderful time of the year” — but that’s not the reality for millions of refugees living in overcrowded displacement camps across the Middle East. Vernon Brewer, founder and CEO of the Christian humanitarian organization World Help, recently traveled to refugee camps near the Jordan-Syria border to deliver aid… Continue reading Don’t Forget Suffering Syrian Refugees, Implores Christian Aid Group

[Update] Yemen Is “World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”

RIMBO, Sweden – December 10th marked the fourth day of peace negotiations in Sweden between the warring Houthi rebels and the representatives of the government of Yemen. Meanwhile, the United Nations has described the conditions within Yemen as “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” If we have learned nothing else over the past two millennia, it… Continue reading [Update] Yemen Is “World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis”

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World Help Brings Christmas to Refugee Camps Near Syrian Border

“Resources are scarce in refugee camps around the world, and this is the most dangerous time of the year for refugees. Please help us help them.” – Vernon Brewer FOREST, VA — For most Americans, Christmas is a season of family time, gift giving and joy — but that is not the case for millions of… Continue reading World Help Brings Christmas to Refugee Camps Near Syrian Border

Venezuelan Situation: “The Biggest Crisis in The Hemisphere”

CARACAS – The Venezuelan economy is collapsing. One-twelfth of the country’s population has left the country hoping to find a better life. More than three million are now displaced and seeking refuge somewhere outside of the Venezuelan borders. How bad is it? The Washington Post calls it: “The biggest crisis in the hemisphere.” USA Today… Continue reading Venezuelan Situation: “The Biggest Crisis in The Hemisphere”

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Heart for Lebanon Ministers in Rukban Refugee Camp

RUKBAN – Situated at the far northeastern corner of the border berm between Syria and Lebanon, Rukban is an arid desert site that is home to more than 50,000 Syrian refugees. Heart for Lebanon, a faith-based NGO headquartered in Black Mountain, North Carolina, is committed to helping refugees in Lebanon in what the United Nations… Continue reading Heart for Lebanon Ministers in Rukban Refugee Camp

The Mission Society Highlights Plight of Refugees – And the Struggles to Practice Compassion of Christ

The latest issue of Unfinished, The Mission Society’s quarterly publication, provides readers with eyewitness accounts of the plight of refugees, including detailed accounts of how to help through prayer, donation and active engagement.

Issue of ‘Unfinished’ Magazine Describes On-the-Ground Outreach NORCROSS, Ga. – As the refugee crisis continues to grow, The Mission Society’s magazine ‘Unfinished’ 2016 issue took an in-depth look at the situation’s complexities, examining the issues facing Christians who feel called to help but have misgivings about the process. In the summer edition of The Mission… Continue reading The Mission Society Highlights Plight of Refugees – And the Struggles to Practice Compassion of Christ

Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Continues to Deteriorate — Idlib in Imminent Danger

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BEIRUT – According to the Thomas Reuters Foundation, “A Syrian army offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib would have a “catastrophic” humanitarian impact and cause levels of civilian suffering unprecedented in the seven-year war, aid agencies have warned.” Joelle Bassoul from Care International said that a large-scale military offensive in Idlib would be catastrophic,… Continue reading Syrian Humanitarian Crisis Continues to Deteriorate — Idlib in Imminent Danger

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Finding Solutions to Humanity’s Need for Pure, Safe Drinking Water in a Global Clean Water Crisis

Refugees waiting to get water and satisfy their thirst in a camp in Dadaab, Somalia.

Global Clean Water Crisis – a Special Report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Written By Karen Burton Mains The “Blue Marble” photo of Earth shot from Apollo 17, the last of NASA’s Apollo missions as the rocket ship was hurtling toward the moon, wasn’t the first satellite image of our planet, but it was the… Continue reading Finding Solutions to Humanity’s Need for Pure, Safe Drinking Water in a Global Clean Water Crisis

Turkey Provides Education to Refugees

Turkey agreed with the European Union (EU) to provide an education for refugees entering their country. Per Daily Sabah, “Turkey, the European Union and UNICEF have formally launched an EU-funded project aiming to encourage Syrians and other refugees in Turkey to enroll their children in schools and prevent them from dropping out.” Parents are promised… Continue reading Turkey Provides Education to Refugees

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Iraqi refugees return home

Photo by Christiaan Briggs Iraqi refugees have returned to their homes in the Nineveh region. Yet, what they discovered deeply grieved them. According to Fox News, “There were gasps, followed by tears at a small church in northern Iraq as a group of Christians returned to their parish Sunday to find that everything had been… Continue reading Iraqi refugees return home

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Paris Mayor announces new refugee resettlement center as “The Jungle” closes

  After an estimated 2,500 refugee drownings in the Mediterranean Sea and scores of immigrants settling in makeshift camps throughout Paris, Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced a new plan for her city. “Paris will not stand by and do nothing as the Mediterranean becomes a graveyard of refugees,” Hidalgo said as she announced the establishment… Continue reading Paris Mayor announces new refugee resettlement center as “The Jungle” closes

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Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is building emergency shelters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia for hundreds of families who were forcibly displaced from their homes due to armed conflict. In the past month, their staff designed a basic emergency shelter that can largely be built from local materials. After securing a site, teams started… Continue reading Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

SUNRISE, FL – People respond with a bit of je ne sais quoi when they learn that SONSHINE GLOBAL PARTNERS is headquartered in Sunrise, Florida. If that doesn’t happen immediately, it almost certainly will when they discover that SONRISE is located on Sunset Strip in Sunrise. This story is not about how or why SONSHINE… Continue reading Open up Your Heart and Let the SONSHINE in

Feeding Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

COLOMBIA — Venezuelan families who have fled to Colombia to escape their country’s crumbling economy give thanks to God for food provided by Samaritan’s Purse. Yancy: Things are becoming horrible in Venezuela. Food cannot be found. Maria: Venezuela was in crisis. I think the pandemic made it worse. Osmerys: It’s very difficult there to get… Continue reading Feeding Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

COLOMBIA — A Colombian pastor praises God for the ministry he shares with Samaritan’s Purse to help feed hungry families, many of whom are Venezuelan migrants, and share the hope of the Gospel with them. Pastor Yahir: Today Samaritan’s Purse delivered food in Maria Auxiliadora. It was a miracle from God. Today the heavens were… Continue reading Colombian Pastor’s Beautiful Answer to Prayer

Healing the Wounds of War

ARMENIA — Samaritan’s Purse is bringing urgently needed medical care to people who have been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan—and sharing with them the love of Christ. Due to the recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, there are thousands of displaced people in the Caucasia region.… Continue reading Healing the Wounds of War

Serving Fleeing Families in Armenia

ARMENIA — Samaritan’s Purse is in Armenia working alongside Christian charity Mission Eurasia and their church partners on the ground to provide tons of warm clothing and blankets to help families who are fleeing war and need to prepare for the oncoming winter. John Freyler, Samaritan’s Purse: Every nation and people are precious to God,… Continue reading Serving Fleeing Families in Armenia