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Hope for Refugees and Persecuted Christians

Working in: Canada, Israel, Jordan and Syria

In 2017, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that there are 22.5 million refugees around the world.* The majority of these refugees are from South Sudan, Afghanistan and Syria. They are now scattered around the world, received by host countries, including Canada.

Every day, thousands of people have to leave their home and everything they own and flee, because of circumstances that threaten their lives, security, and religious freedom. Unfortunately, refugees, then face different kinds of struggles that challenge their physical, mental and emotional endurance. They are in desperate need of hope, encouragement, and assurance of a better life.

God’s Word can meet these needs and more! This is why the Bible Societies in Israel, Jordan, and Syria are working hard to reach out to refugees in their countries, in partnership with the Canadian Bible Society. They are not only making the Bible available in the heart language of people, but also offer trauma healing sessions, introducing them to God’s healing Word.

John 3.16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

A girl walking in a refugee camp
A young Syrian girl carries water containers in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which is home to more than 120,000 Syrian refugees. The Bible Society of Jordan is helping hundreds of Syrian refugees living outside the refugee camps by providing relief packages and offering emotional support. (Photo: Danish Bible Society/Synne Garff/Lotte Lyng)
Refugee woman with three children
Refugees on their way to the border of Croatia. Majority of the Syrian refugees are in neighbouring countries of Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. (Photo: Clare Kendall/The Bible Society of Serbia)
Three women with booklet for refugees
Refugees at Traiskirchen Refugee Reception in Austria receive the “On the Road” booklet. (Photo: United Bible Societies)

Source: UNCHR Statistical Yearbook – Figures at a Glance http://www.unhcr.org/figures-at-a-glance.html
** Name changed to protect privacy

What your gift of $50 can do:
  • will give 6 refugee families Scriptures in Canada
  • will provide 8 facilitators with a set of trauma healing resources, which includes a handbook and activity booklets for children

Support this project by selecting “Refugees and Persecuted Christians” when you donate.