Sarah Wilson writes about two important areas: the refugee families who are flooding out of Syria (what risks would you take if you thought your children would be slaughtered otherwise?) and the “Live Below the Line” Poverty Challenge, which takes place this year on 21st September, to support those in our global family at home and abroad, who continue to live in poverty.
It’s a heartening image isn’t it – a German toddler welcoming a Syrian toddler to her nation. And some photographs, like the one of little Aylan, are plain heart wrenching. We’ve seen so many moving photographs, and while we complain about the rising cost of living in our own backyard, more than 11 million Syrians are misplaced, having fled their homeland.
‘This is a moment in history.
The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since WWII.
7.6 MILLION SYRIANS ARE DISPLACED WITHIN THE COUNTRY, AND 3.8 MILLION HAVE SOUGHT REFUGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THE UNHCR’S LATEST FIGURES SHOW THE CRISIS IS GETTING WORSE. FAMILIES ARE MOVING NOT TO SIMPLY BETTER THEIR LIVES, BUT TO LITERALLY SAVE THEIR LIVES’.
The magnitude of this crisis is mind boggling. But when the world is in catastrophic crisis, we can choose to respond. We can be moved by the heart of God into…
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