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Who are the 110 Million Displaced People?

More people are displaced now than at any time in history. Whether fleeing war in Sudan, ethnic discrimination in Myanmar, or cartel violence in Mexico, the displaced are often vulnerable and lack

means to provide for themselves. The Worldwide Refugee Crisis program helps provide discipleship, food, clothing, and aid for refugees, migrants, and other displaced people.

Who are the 110 million people across the world without a place to call home?1 Here are the stories of a few of the people behind this number.

Razia* is a refugee from war-torn Sudan who lives in a neighboring country with her four children. Her husband is still in Sudan. As a refugee, she is charged a much higher rental fee for her apartment than many locals. Razia used to do cleaning work to provide for her family, but she lost her job after dental issues kept her from working for two days. Staff members who visited Razia to help deliver a food parcel said her home is “nearly bare.”

“I have recently needed to stir up a rice pudding to feed my baby,” said a Syrian refugee mother in Turkey. “She cries a lot more and doesn’t eat very well. Thank you so much for this! To me, this formula is way more important than all the other food and blankets you could give.”

“I have received training for the medical field and could have started working in a hospital with a good-paying job, but I have followed God’s call on my life to serve as a volunteer doctor here in the jungles of Myanmar,” says a doctor at a hospital that received medicines through CAM. “Thank you for providing the much-needed medical supplies, especially for the meds we cannot buy here in Myanmar. These meds are used to do surgeries that we cannot normally do unless we take our patients over to the Thailand side. Many times, these people die before they can receive help. These meds will help us save lives.”

1 UN Refugee Agency

*Name changed to protect identity.

Most refugees living in Turkey are Syrians who fled their country because of civil war.
This boat is loaded with medicines for refugees near the Thailand/Myanmar border.

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Refugee seeks a better life

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Emmanuel,* a young South Sudanese Refugee , fled from his home village in search of a better life after his wife was killed in the crossfire of a gunfight. After months of treacher­ous travel, Emmauel arrived on Lesvos Island, Greece. The four young children he had left in his village behind weighed heavily on his mind.

Through a Bible study group, Emmanuel met with CAM staff members and began working on the vegetable farm operated by the Refugee Discipleship Program. This agricultural project helps train refugees to start their own agriculture businesses. Emmanuel hopes to save up enough money to bring his children to be with him in Europe.

The influx of refugees from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East into Europe provides opportunities for CAM staff mem­bers in Greece to share the Gospel with people who may not hear it otherwise. Whether it is holding Bible studies or working alongside refugees on the agricultural project, their goal is to shine truth and peace into refugees’ lives.

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Pointing displaced people toward God’s kingdom

displaced people, Christian Aid Ministries

“When can I go home?” More than 100 million displaced people around the world long for an answer to this question. Many fled their homes because of conflict, persecution, or famine. Returning is often difficult and sometimes nearly impossible.

In the Middle East, Theraya’s* husband and twin children died during the war in their hometown. One day her teenage son went to look for food and never returned. Theraya tried to look for him, but the danger was too great.

Now she and her remaining children live in a tent in a refugee camp. When CAM staff members assisted with medical care in this camp, they visited Theraya to evaluate her seizures and headaches. She graciously welcomed them and often insisted that they stay for lunch even though she struggles to provide for her family.

Displaced people like Theraya and her children are forced to live as outcasts in the shadow of an uncertain future. We pray they will discover the security of belonging to God’s kingdom.

*Name is changed to protect identity.

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Displacement and famine in Ethiopia

famine, Christain Aid Minstries

More than a year of civil war in Ethiopia has killed thousands of people, displaced millions from their homes, and pushed many into famine. Children are dying from hunger as their families flee the conflict.

CAM provided food and other aid for displaced Ethiopians in 2021. One recipient wrote, “It has been three months since we left [our home] . . . we left all we had in our homes and it was robbed . . .
We are glad to get support in this hard time. I extend my thanks and say words of blessings to those who took note of our situation. This is life-saving support for us who are in a helpless situation.”


Did you know

Approximately 84 million people are displaced around the world.
The countries with the most displaced people are Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar.


We are preparing to supply 3,000 Ethiopian families with a highly nutritious flour made from soy and corn. To meet spiritual needs, we also plan to provide Bibles and Bible story books.

The last decade brought a dramatic increase of displaced people around the world. The number of people who fled their homes due to conflict, famine, and persecution doubled from 40 million to 84 million. CAM’s Worldwide Refugee Crisis program supplies assistance for displaced people, impoverished migrants, and other suffering people in the Middle East, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Greece, and other places. We see this as an opportunity to extend Jesus’ love in places that otherwise have little exposure to the Gospel.

To help support the Worldwide Refugee Crisis program, please click the button below to give a gift.


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