Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham brings this update on their response to this Venezuela Refugee crisis from Cucuta, Colombia.

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…

Samaritan's Purse is helping to meet the overwhelming physical and spiritual needs of thousands of migrants, Venezuelans in crisis who are daily entering Colombia.

Samaritan’s Purse is helping to meet the overwhelming physical and spiritual needs of thousands of migrants, Venezuelans in crisis who are daily entering Colombia. This may be the largest migrant crisis in Latin American history, and they’re offering relief from multiple locations—providing overnight shelter, hygiene kits, food, and primary medical care. As they serve, they…

The 2019 religious freedom report identifies 16 countries that engaged in or tolerated egregious violations. China sits prominently on that list.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its annual report in the aftermath of attacks on mosques in New Zealand, churches in Sri Lanka and synagogues in the United States. “It’s coming at a time when religious freedom concerns, for lots of reasons, are getting more attention across the board,” USCIRF Commissioner Johnnie…

In the midst of this environment, evangelist Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – alongside more than 450 local churches – proclaimed the Gospel message of God's love in Cúcuta on Easter weekend.

CÚCUTA, COLOMBIA — Cúcuta, Colombia, is a beautiful, quiet city, surrounded by mountains and lined with palm trees. Its joyful and passionate residents love their “small town” (with a population of approximately 800,000). While Cúcuta has a rich and complex history — including being recognized as the area where Colombia was born — it has…

Every Village is an non-profit organization that aims to live up to its name by reaching every village in South Sudan with the Gospel and community development through a 3-step ministry program: water, missionaries, and radio.

SOUTH SUDAN – Every Village’s radio network supports the work of long-term missionaries, broadcasting the gospel and community development teaching through solar-powered, hand-held radios distributed in local communities. As a result of this they are seeing remarkable community transformation across South Sudan. Christian charity Every Village is on a mission to bring transformation to every…

Christian Aid is appealing for donations to assist communities affected by Cyclone Idai, which has killed hundreds across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Christian Aid is appealing for donations as it assists communities affected by Cyclone Idai, which has killed hundreds and devastated communities across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The charity is providing emergency assistance to communities affected by the cyclone but it also wants to build resilience to help them be better prepared for when the next…

Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are on-site in Dodge County, Neb., one of many areas that has been inundated with an historic level of flooding.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are on-site in Dodge County, Neb., one of many areas across the Midwest that has been inundated with an historic level of flooding. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts called the disaster – which was caused by a combination of factors including a bomb cyclone, deeply frozen ground,…

People are terrified. They’re wondering if their lives will ever be the same. Please stop whatever you’re doing and pray on behalf of families impacted by this cyclone

A Virginia-based Christian aid group is facilitating relief to Zimbabwe following a devastating cyclone earlier this week. Cyclone Idai, which besieged southern Africa last Sunday, tore across Mozambique with over 100 miles per hour winds and struck Zimbabwe with brutal force, causing floods and landslides. The nation has declared a state of emergency. In an…

The situation resulting from Cyclone Idai is “shaping up to be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere.”

International relief organizations are responding to an increasingly devastating humanitarian crisis after a tropical storm and powerful cyclone tore across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Current estimates confirmed by President Filipe Nyusi indicate that some 1,000 people may have been killed in Mozambique alone. “Officially, we have a record of more than 84 dead but everything…

After Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were pummeled with winds up to 170 mph, a Red Cross worker described the damage as “massive and horrifying.”

MOZAMBIQUE – After Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe were pummeled with winds up to 170 mph by Cyclone Idai in mid-March, a Red Cross worker described the damage as “massive and horrifying.” As is almost always the case following large-scale hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons, the countries are suffering massive flooding. According to Missionary Aviation Fellowship (MAF),…

“If heaven is made for ISIS and their belief, I would choose hell for myself instead of being again with them in the same place, even if it's paradise.”

KOBANI – Open Doors’ most recent World Watch List noted that, although persecution of Christians in the country at large appeared to have diminished, there was “a spike in violence” against Christians perpetrated by ISIS-backed rebels. Expression of Christian faith are strictly prohibited in areas controlled by radical Islamic forces. Countless church buildings have been…

Christian broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company, www.febc.org) has launched a year-long initiative to distribute a record number of its free “missionary radios” to unreached people groups, most of whom have never heard the name of Jesus.

FEBC plans record distribution of free radios to share the gospel in countries where poverty and political restrictions keep people from hearing about Jesus LA MIRADA, CA – Christian broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) has launched a year-long initiative to distribute a record number of its free “missionary radios” to unreached people groups, most…

Venezuela Crisis — "The political unrest is creating a humanitarian crisis. One of our partners on the ground said it’s the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world right now."

Due to Geopolitics and the Declining Economy, Venezuela Finds Itself in the Middle of a Hunger Crisis FOREST, Va. — Venezuela was once considered the wealthiest country in South America. Today, however, growing discontent due to power cuts, food and medicine shortages, the plunging price of oil and political upheaval, has left this nation in…

Refugees are suffering physically and emotionally. Brewer recalled one little girl living in a refugee camp with severe burns across her entire body...

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…

In GFA’s “Forgotten Christmas” campaign, the Christmas gift catalog helps thousands of Asian families helped to break out of extreme poverty.

‘Forgotten Christmas’ Campaign Helps Raise Struggling Families Above Poverty Line in AsiaWILLS POINT, Texas—As holiday shopping in the United States is predicted to top $1 trillion this year, Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) is urging Christians in the West to make the season more Christ-centered by adding someone they don’t know to their gift list….

Since mid-April, Nicaragua has been embroiled in a civil conflict that has left hundreds dead, thousands wounded and countless missing.

FOREST, Va. — Since mid-April, Nicaragua has been embroiled in a civil conflict that has left hundreds dead, thousands wounded and countless missing. But the unrest hasn’t stopped World Help from launching relief efforts to help the people of Nicaragua. Working with local partners, the Christian humanitarian organization aims to provide food supplies and medical…

Christian humanitarian organization World Help has activated its crisis response program to provide relief to victims of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami.

FOREST, Va. — Christian humanitarian organization World Help has activated its crisis response program to provide relief to victims of Indonesia’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. This past weekend, the Southeast Asian island nation was rocked by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, which triggered a massive tsunami that swept over the city of Palu. The twin disaster has left at…

SANA, Yemen –  “More than 25 percent of children (1.8 million) are malnourished; 900,000 people in the governorate are desperate for food and 90,000 pregnant women are at enormous risk. Families need everything–food, cash, health care, water, sanitation, emergency supplies, specialized support, and many need shelter. It’s heart-breaking to see so many people who need…