Syrian Refugee Crisis: How your church can help
In its fifth year, the war in Syria has unleased one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. We’ve all seen it on the news, and it’s heartbreaking. Children and families forced to flee their homes, are suffering in makeshift camps, hoping for the day they can return home. Jesus calls us to take on the greatest needs of our day. Will your church answer His call to help?
Host a Refugee Sunday
The best way we’ve found to engage your entire church in responding to the refugee crisis, is to host Refugee Sunday. It’s an experience your church will never forget. Your congregants will have the opportunity to become a Refugee Responder by giving a monthly gift to children and families that fled their homes and are in need of basic necessities.
Equip churches to serve refugees
Now, through our church-to-church program, your congregation can give an offering and equip churches in the Middle East to help ease the suffering of refugees at their doorstep. Your church’s gift will provide supplies like food, shelter, clean water, and more.
Give life-saving supplies and relief
Even in its fifth year, the Syrian refugee crisis is still in need of your emergency response. Your church’s gift will provide food, clean water, shelter, Child Friendly Spaces, and more to the most vulnerable children and families.
Provide Promise Packs for child refugees
Send urgently needed supplies like toiletries, school supplies, and more to Syrian children living in refugee camps.
Pray for displaced children and families
Use this prayer guide to help your church learn how to pray for Syrian child refugees.
can provide items for a newborn baby
can provide hygiene and sanitation items for a woman
can provide one month of food for a refugee family
can provide access to education for a child with a disability
The Syrian Refugee Crisis
and its affect on families
Learn More About this Crisis
What Church Leaders Need to Know
A survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of World Vision in February found that when presented with a list of prominent humanitarian crises over the past twenty years, 4 out of 5 Americans did not believe that the Syria crisis affected the most people.
Where is the Church? by Steve Haas
In light of the greatest migration of refugee people in our lifetime, the Church is standing in a critical gap, showing the love and compassion of Christ to their neighbor. Given the reticence of the world to take notice of victims of a senseless and bloody conflict, the question posed to each of us continues to have weight: Where is the Church indeed? Do we care?
World Vision Board Member "It Could Have Been Me"
Dr.Vinh Chung's life story in some ways mirrors that of the Syrian refugee famiy that has been in the news this week when their desperate journey ended with the death of the mother and two sons.
6 Videos Your Church Can Use to Help Syrian Child Refugees