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Supporting refugees

"I was a stranger and you welcomed me"

Matthew 25:35

Mothers’ Union has a long history of helping refugees across the world and each year we bring emergency relief to approximately 25,000 people fleeing conflict, violence and persecution. We are experienced in dealing with large-scale crises and in many countries we have the potential to help churches and communities right at the grassroots level which maximises the support we can give – through prayer, through advocacy and through practical support.  Here are just some of the things we provide as support for refugees:

  • Training to people who come across young refugees in their line of work, such as church professionals, lawyers, social workers and the emergency services. We equip them to better understand and respond to the issues faced by refugee children, and improve understanding of those children’s rights and safeguarding needs
  • Humanitarian aid such as food, shelter, clothes and water to refugees 
  • Fund post-trauma counselling and support.