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What is a refugee? Facts, FAQs, and how to help

There are more refugees in the world than ever before, and their needs have never been greater, not only for the basic necessities of life, but for hope and opportunities to be self-sufficient. Find out more about the global refugee crisis.

Prayers

Matthew 25: Pray for refugees, disaster survivors

God is with people suffering from disaster — refugees, earthquake survivors, families facing famine. Join us in prayer for all who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

Voices

‘Nobody wants to leave home and the people they love’

World Vision U.S. President Edgar Sandoval Sr. learned something true of all people: Nobody wants to leave home and the people they love. It’s tough to start over in an unfamiliar and often unwelcoming place, where you’re not treated the same as others and you have to work twice as hard for everything. But his situation was a far cry from the way some people leave their homes today.

Voices

Rohingya refugee crisis: 5 signs of hope I never expected

Kindness, dignity, and hope might not be the traits you’d expect to find in a refugee camp. World Vision writer, Kari Costanza, didn’t either. But when she visited the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh, she was surprised by the hope she found there. Learn five signs of hope she never expected to find among refugees.

Change Makers

Lopez Lomong runs for refugees and clean water

Two-time Olympian Lopez Lomong, a Lost Boy of Sudan, was kidnapped and imprisoned, spent 10 years in a refugee camp, and was eventually adopted by a U.S. family. Today, he continues to run and to raise funds and advocate for clean water and South Sudanese refugees.