World News & Stories

Displacement

From the Field

Syria refugee crisis: Facts you need to know

What is happening in Aleppo? Why are Syrians fleeing their homes? How is the war affecting children? How can I help those affected by the Syria refugee crisis and show them God’s love? Read on.

Change Makers

From Seattle to Syria: When worlds collide

They did not know each other, but simultaneously, their lives were plunging into an abyss. Seattle software programmer Cari Conklin was on a collision course with the Alhamdens, one of the millions of Syrian families caught in the crossfire of Syria’s civil war.

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 those who find themselves “strangers,” as Jesus calls them in Matthew 25:35.

From the Field

Humanitarian world news: Famine in South Sudan

Famine has been declared in part of north central South Sudan’s Unity state. A million people are on the brink of famine, in addition to the 100,000 facing imminent starvation, according to U.N. agencies, including the World Food Program (WFP).

From the Field

Humanitarian world news: Rich-poor food disparity increases

Humanitarian world news brings you a weekly selection of events and trends impacting people and the humanitarian community worldwide. This week’s top news includes a new study that highlights the widening rich-poor food disparity, the UN’s new leader, child workers freed in India, and the mistaken bombing of refugee camp in Nigeria.

From the Field

Forced to flee: Top 5 countries refugees are coming from

More than 65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, the most since World War II, the UN Refugee Agency says. Almost 21.3 million of them have fled outside their own countries as refugees. Here’s a look at five countries that produce the most refugees.