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

Providing Warmth for the Weary

Many displaced people groups struggle to navigate abruptly migrating to a new country. You helped one displaced Central African community survive a challenging winter! Read more about your impact in refugees’ lives.

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My Brother, the Infidel

Abdallah’s flight from his native country led to unlikely friendships and a renewed sense of purpose.

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BGR school teaches, feeds and changes refugee children

As Syrian refugees, they lacked educational opportunities in the foreign nation where they lived and waited for violence to cease at home.

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Restored – A Refugee Family Finds a New Life

With only the clothes on their backs, a family was forced to flee their home. Read how this family of seven found refuge and a new hope.

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A Gift Through a Fence: Food bag lifts faith of refugee couple behind bars

A bright yellow bag of food is enough to bring the light of Jesus into a place as hopeless as a refugee confinement center. Read how you helped five Ohio Baptists restore a couple like Cung and Lin’s strength to keep trusting in the Lord.

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A Place to Lay Their Heads: Household items help refugee family find rest

Labib and Bushra’s sons have a pillow under their heads and they’re sleeping peacefully. When they fled as refugees, a hard floor was the best these parents could give. You helped them give their family a sense of safety.

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Restored – A Refugee Family Finds a New Life

With only the clothes on their backs, a family was forced to flee their home. Read how this family of seven found refuge and a new hope.

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Love in a New Land: A Refugee Love Story

Imani fled persecution in his home country and traveled to a new nation in the developed world. And, amid the pain of displacement, he found Ida. Read this beautiful love story of two refugees.

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Four Ways to Greet the New Year with Generosity

Can you believe we are approaching the end of January 2019? Make this the year you place generosity at the top of your to-do list. Here are four easy ways to kick off the New Year with open hands and an open heart. 1. Make a New Year’s resolution that’s not about you There’s nothing […]

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Blankets provide refugee family only source of warmth in cold weather

Tonight, as you wiggle into the warm covers of your bed, don’t forget to pray for families like Nandie’s, whose only source of warmth are the blankets you helped send them. Read Nandie’s story.

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Pray for Syria

Pray that God will bring a supernatural, divine comfort, unrelenting peace and swift resolution. 

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Kids Prayer Calendar | BGR Kids

Download an 8.5×11 printable prayer guide at the bottom of this page or preview below.

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Responding to God’s Call in Syria

The Syrian Crisis may be overwhelming, but Southern Baptists are stepping in to help. Find out how your donations to BGR have been used to make a difference for Syrian refugees! Find out how you can help on BGR’s Syria Crisis page: gobgr.org/syria Download this video at the bottom of the page!     WATCH […]

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The Refugee Crisis Media Kit

Printable resources to help your church or friends and family champion the cause of refugees. Use for a Refugee Sunday, World Refugee Day, or with a small group.

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Abella’s Story Flyer | Refugee Story

Click the Download button at the bottom of the page to download or if you wish to print the flyer as half sheet click here.       If you would like to order printed copies of this resource, visit our free materials page! ORDER NOW

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Gift Catalog Flyer – Refugee Relief | Refugee Story

Check out other categories for the Gift Catalog Flyers to share with your friends, family, and church!   If you would like to order more catalogs, visit our free materials page! ORDER NOW

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Noora’s Story: Making Dreams Come True | Refugee Story

After her mother disappeared into the chaos of Syria’s civil war, 16-year-old Noora* became the caretaker of her four younger siblings. Having abandoned all hope of her own dreams being fulfilled, she now lives to see her siblings’ dreams come true. (*Name changed) Learn how you can help families devastated by Syria’s civil war by […]

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Khalid’s Story: The Syrian Refugee Crisis | Refugee Story

A young father shares the story of his family’s escape from the Syrian civil war and their struggles finding a new life in Jordan. His heartbreaking story is just one of hundreds of thousands of refugees. You can provide food, blankets, and love to refugees. Find out how you can help on BGR’s Syria Crisis […]

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The Refugee Crisis Infographic

Click the Download link at the bottom of the page for a printable 8.5″x11″ to use for a Refugee Sunday, World Refugee Day, or with a small group. WATCH ALL THE STORIES FROM THE FIELD VIDEOS! SUBSCRIBE TO YOUTUBE DOWNLOAD ALL FROM VIMEO

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The Refugee Crisis Flyer

You can make a difference! Download this information sheet to share with your church or small group about how they can help meet refugee needs around the world.   Click the Download button at the bottom of the page to download or if you wish to print the flyer as half sheet click here.   WATCH […]

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David Platt- Iraq’s needs are opportunities for God’s grace

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.

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Tina McDonald 3 months ago

What is BGR doing to help with the current refugee crisis on the U.S southern border?

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Natalie Sarrett 2 months ago

Hi Tina, BGR has tried to coordinate with partners at the border, primarily on the non-US side, to provide assistance to those seeking asylum. At this time, we continue to have those conversations, though no significant projects have been established.

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