Thursday, June 20, 2013

World Refugee Day...

Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. Did anyone notice...

* The 27 Million internally displaced persons in the world? These are people living in their own countries but have had to flee their home for reasons of war, poverty, hunger, or persecution.

* The 16 Million people who have not only had to flee their homes but their countries? Together with the IDPs of the world, this constitutes about 43 M people worldwide

* That more than half of the wold's refugees come from five countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and  Sudan?

* The major refugee host countries are: Pakistan, Iran, Germany and Kenya?

* Almost 50% of the world's refugees are 18 years or younger?

Jesus said in Matthew 25,...

"I was a stranger and you took Me in..." (v. 35)

Over 43 M people in the world cannot go home tonight. As followers of Jesus Christ, what are we doing to minister to these "least of these?"

No comments:

Post a Comment