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The Refugee Campaign is about enabling Christians in Europe to respond well to the refugee situation within Europe.

 

EEA, in partnership with the Refugee Highway Partnership and other experts, has created and gathered FAQs and resources to help you to understand, reflect biblically, pray and respond practically or in advocacy.  We continue to link with networks of ministries across Europe so that together we can understand the trends and help one another respond.

 

We invite you to get involved in local projects, to take part in the annual World Refugee Sunday, to create opportunities for dialogue by showing “The Peace Between” and to join us in political campaigning to encourage Europe to live up to its Judaeo-Christian values in treating every migrant and asylum seeker with dignity and fairness.

 

For now, the media do not often feature migrants, asylum seekers and refugees because they think that Europeans no longer care. Let’s pray that this will change.

 

For many of us, the “refugee crisis” is no longer an issue.  Journalists rarely report on it. There are no more refugees arriving in our nation.

 

But the crisis continues.

·         From January to the end of October 2020, nearly 55000 people crossed the Mediterranean looking for a new life in Europe. But there were an estimated 563 deaths. Source: UNHCR

·         They mainly came from Tunisia, Algeria, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, the Syrian Arab Republic and Morocco.

·         Only a few European nations are willing to accept them as refugees.

·         Too many remain in desperately overcrowded refugee camps or simply disappear. Many end up as trafficking victims.

·         The politics of the situation is too difficult. Politicians know that they will lose votes if they advocate for a policy of welcoming more people.

·         The situation is unsustainable already. If numbers of refugees grow again, what will Europeans do then?

That’s the sad and bad news.  And we need to pray.

 

But there is good news too.

There are countless churches, NGOs and local projects reaching out in humanitarian aid and in befriending refugees, helping people settle well into European life.

There are wonderful stories of churches growing dramatically due to the arrival of Christian refugees. Or they have seen many former Muslims come to faith in Jesus.

Let’s pray for more good news.

 

We pray that the many FAQs, resources and articles featured on this site will inspire you to keep loving our foreign neighbour.  And we pray for God’s blessing on all the fabulous organisations and churches who created these resources and are doing amazing work to love their refugee neighbour.

Why and How to Get Involved

Why and How to Get Involved

FAQs

FAQs

World Refugee Sunday

World Refugee Sunday

Resources

Resources

Advocacy Work

Advocacy Work

The Peace Between Dialogue Project

The Peace Between Dialogue Project

Who Can Help You

Who Can Help You

We believe that hope overcomes fear.

 

Together we can speak out, learn and make a difference. The Hope for Europe Refugee Campaign aims to combine Christians, churches, member- and specialist organizations to be the response to the asylum Crisis in Europe.

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