Refugees and IDPs
Imagine having to flee your home because of armed conflict, human rights violations, or a devastating disaster. Imagine the trauma in your home town is so real that you must make the heart-breaking choice to flee, even though you want to stay. And imagine leaving behind jobs, business, homes, friends, and everything familiar.
There are an estimated 60 to 65 million displaced persons in the world today. Some are refugees, who have crossed country borders. Some are internally displaced peoples (IDPs) who remain in their country, but are forced to leave their homes. Partner with BGR to show Jesus’ love for these families by providing items such as blankets, food packets, hygiene kits, as well as gestures of hope to those who are suffering.
Refugees and IDPs
Katia and her husband each fled their home country more than a decade ago, seeking refuge from war and violence. But, instead of stability, they have encountered desperate poverty. But, supporters like you have given them hope. Your dollars have helped purchase sewing machines for a school that teaches fashion design to refugees like Katia.
Life in this new place has been difficult for all of them. Refugees in this area typically struggle for work. Your gifts helped purchase machines and other materials so the brothers could begin manufacturing entire shoes, and therefore, have the chance to sell their wares in stores and bazaars.
Camps for refugees and internally displaced people dot the landscapes around our world, and in each makeshift settlement, children run and play between the tents. But, God is still taking care of these precious boys and girls—and He’s using your generosity to do it!
How much persecution could you endure before you gave into bitterness? Thomas once lived a normal life, but radicals who opposed his Christian faith chased his family out of their home country. Now, he lives in a new nation, and his family lives in hiding.
Huge needs like those among Iraq’s forcibly displaced families are opportunities for people to experience God’s grace and his glory to be made known, says David Platt, president of the International Mission Board.
Tariq and his family could not stay in their home. The fighting had grown too close. He feared for the lives of his wife and two young daughters. He feared that some group would come, take him away, force him to fight and he would never see his family again. He was tired of living […]
How would you feel if you were forced to flee your home because it was too dangerous? How would you survive in a new place with no job and little food? Nearly 50 million people around the world have left their homes because of war, famine, religious persecution or other tragedies. Hardship is their reality.