Sixty years ago, a generation of Christians decided they would not stand by whilst people suffered in refugee camps amidst the aftermath of the Second World War. Inspired by the teaching of Jesus Christ, they could not sit back while their neighbours suffered. They shared Jesus’ outrage over injustice and were prepared to do something about it.
That dedication and generosity led to the creation of Christian Aid Week, which today unites 20,000 churches across the country that come together to achieve incredible things to continue to support our global neighbours in need, who are suffering through no fault of their own.
Today, tens of millions of people – fathers, mothers and children – across the globe are still fleeing their homes, and making dangerous journeys in search of safety. Christian Aid continues to support refugees around the world, who are fleeing their homes due to conflict, war and disaster.
While the majority of today’s refugees seek sanctuary in poor countries, in 2015 some one million people crossed into Europe. With borders in Europe now closed, thousands of desperate refugees are finding themselves stranded in countries including Greece and Serbia – and in need of urgent help.
You can help to change the lives of refugees fleeing conflict and crisis this Christian Aid Week (14-20 May) by donating online at www.caweek.org calling 08080 006 006, or texting ‘GIVE’ to 70040 to give £5.
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