Refugee Crisis

Living in crowded camps, refugees face many threats to their health.

Around the world, violence forces families to flee their homes. We are bearing witness to the greatest refugee crisis the world has known.

Refugees arrive in makeshift camps injured, sick, starving and traumatized. Without medical care, they endure extreme suffering. We know that restoring health is the first step to restoring hope for refugees who have lost everything. Because every person deserves the chance for a better life. Because every person matters. To God and to us.


Stopping Infectious Diseases

Refugees have survived so much. It is unacceptable that they should die from a treatable illness. That’s where you come in. As soon as a refugee crosses the border to safety, your support welcomes them with loving care. How? By treating the sick and injured and vaccinating the vulnerable. By spotting diseases like malaria and cholera before they have the opportunity to spread. By easing suffering and meeting critical needs.

Caring for Women and Children

Life is hard for all refugees, but women and children face even greater risks. With your help, we protect and care for them. Pregnant mothers receive prenatal care and help delivering their babies. Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are offered compassionate counseling. Hungry children are given emergency therapeutic foods. Mothers and children who have lost everything are healed and comforted.

Empowering Refugees

Refugees are not helpless – they have much to offer their communities. Your support gives refugee volunteers tools and training so they can teach their neighbors how to stay healthy. They learn how to identify illnesses and refer people to the right care. Volunteers spread messages about health and hygiene far and wide so more people are spared from sickness and death.

 

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