Over 65 million people around the world are currently displaced from their homes. Each day, that number grows by 22,000. Families are fleeing for their safety, looking for a new place to rebuild their lives.

World Relief knows that refugees need help at every step along their journey—internationally and here in the U.S. Here’s what we do:

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PROVIDE VITAL SERVICES
 

When families are forced to flee their homes, we work with local partners meeting refugees at their first point of safety to provide basic humanitarian assistance—clean water, tarps, hygiene kits and other essential items—to families living in temporary housing.

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RESTORE HOPE


As refugee families realize they may never return home, they often face an overwhelming loss of hope. World Relief and its partners provide psychosocial trauma counseling to those affected by violence and displacement, family strengthening programs including mother and parent groups and safe spaces and literacy clubs for refugee children to learn, grow and play.

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WELCOME REFUGEES


When a refugee arrives in the U.S., a new journey begins—one toward integration and belonging. We welcome refugees at the airport and help them find housing, learn English, pursue employment, build friendships and create long-term support systems. All of this with the end goal that refugees feel like neighbors, not strangers.

 

Your donation supports World Relief to serve refugees through our programs in the Middle East and the United States.

World Relief partners with local churches around the world to restore hope to refugees. Since 1979, we’ve welcomed and provided support to over 300,000 refugees in the U.S.

WHO ARE REFUGEES?

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Refugees don’t choose to be refugees.
International law defines a refugee as someone who leaves their country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for one of these five reasons:
     • Race
     • Religion
     • Nationality
     • Political opinion
     • Membership in a particular social group

 
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Refugees come from all over the world.
Over the past eight years, nearly 5.6 million Syrian men, women and children have fled from Syria into neighboring countries. But refugees flee from countries all over the world, including those in Africa, Asia, Central and South America.

 

 
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Refugees are a growing population.
There are more refugees today than at any time since World War II. The total number of refugees worldwide has more than doubled in the past 20 years. If all the refugees in the world formed their own country or state, its population would be larger than the state of Florida.

Learn more about refugees by downloading our free ebook,
“8 Things You Should Know about Refugees.”

Every man, woman and child deserves a place to feel safe and call home. Here are some of the refugees we’ve met and helped.

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HANA

After her home in Syria was destroyed by rockets, Hana fled with her children to relative safety in a bordering country. There, World Relief partners provided practical assistance like food and clothes and also helped Hana’s children continue their education, offering something potentially even more valuable—hope for the future.

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ANMAR

Ammar and Fatma's youngest child arrived at her school in Aleppo, Syria, only to find it in a pile of rubble. The family quickly fled to Turkey where they lived and worked in poor conditions with low pay. After 4 years, the family was resettled in the U.S. by World Relief. Now their children have a school and their son with special needs has health care. They live in peace.

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ANCILA

At sixteen, Ancila's father was killed when civil war broke out in Burundi, causing Ancila to flee. She spent the next 43 years as a refugee living in five different refugee camps until finally arriving in the U.S. Now she has a home and feels both confident and secure as she provides for her family and contributes to her community.

 

Your donation supports World Relief to serve refugees through our programs in the Middle East and the United States.

AL'S STORY

When violent extremists burned down his mother’s medical clinic and attempted to kidnap him, Al and his parents fled Iraq and were eventually assigned to resettle in the U.S. Watch his incredible journey.

 

Give to support refugees fleeing persecution and violence

Your gift helps World Relief and its partners bring hope and transformation to refugees from around the world. Your donation supports World Relief to serve refugees through our programs in the Middle East and the United States.

Your giving ensures sustainability to our work in some of the most vulnerable places in the world. Contributions will be used for the purpose specified in this campaign. If in the judgment of World Relief such purpose becomes impossible, impractical, unnecessary, or undesirable, World Relief will use contributions for its general purposes.