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
As a doctor put a stethoscope to Adar’s heart, Adar began to talk.
For a while, this 6-year-old simply laid on the ground each day in the displacement camp where her family lived.
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.