The Latest: Syrian Refugee Crisis Response

by Church Resource Team on December 8, 2015


More than 12 million people have suffered the loss of loved ones, homes, jobs, and all sense of wellness and security since violence broke out in Syria during the Arab Spring of 2011. To visualize how immense this tragedy is, imagine everyone in the Los Angeles metro area being forced to pack up and leave their homes.

According to the United Nations, those who have left Syria number 4.1 million, and 7.6 million Syrians have fled one region of the country to another, seeking safety. Half of those uprooted are children. World Vision began helping Syrians shortly after fighting began. Since May 2011, we have provided refugees in Lebanon with essential goods and services. We expanded our response to Jordan in February 2013, and to northern Syria the following month. This year we extended help to families who have taken refuge in Turkey. To date, your church has been a partner in helping World Vision bring lifesaving assistance to more than 2 million people who have been forced from their homes by violence.

LEARN MORE: Download the latest report about our response around the region


Our NEW Refugee Sunday kit has powerful resources to help inspire your congregation to respond to the urgent needs of child refugees. 
  • Videos, photos, and story cards to connect your congregation to the stories of child refugees
  • Talking points and sermon topics for your weekend services
  • A 25-day Advent Guide for your small groups
  • Ideas for a refugee lobby experience
  • An interactive, week-long text campaign to help your congregation experience the lives of child refugees.

Your church can respond to the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today by hosting a Refugee Sunday.

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