More than 300,000 people have risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea so far this year. Over 2,600 didn’t survive the dangerous crossing, including three-year-old Alan.
Facing this serious refugee crisis since World War II, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees said, ‘No country can do it alone, and no country can refuse to do its part.’
In the past few years, there were 4 million Syrian refugees fleeing from civil war to neighbouring countries and Europe, another 760 million were displaced internally. There were also
3 million Iraqi people becoming refugees or internally displaced person (IDPs) because of ISIS.
The member agencies of Integral Alliance* have been providing humanitarian aid to refugees and IDPs in Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, and also trying to respond to the needs of refugees in Europe through churches there.
Pray for our neighbours:
- Pray that the war and conflict in Syria and Iraq will end soon.
- Pray that the humanitarian aid of Integral Alliance’s* member agencies will alleviate the desperate situation of people there, so that they do not need to make the long and dangerous journey fleeing to other nations.
- Pray that God will raise up His churches in Europe to be the neighbours of refugees, and to offer much needed care and help to people in desperation.
- Pray that all nations will work together to have a good arrangement to provide temporary settlement and long-term resettlement to the refugees.
*Integral Alliance is a global alliance of 21 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. CEDAR is one of the member agencies.