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Focus on Faith-based: 3 examples of organizations supporting refugees

These are particularly tough times for people in vulnerable areas. Since World War II, the number of refugees and internally displaced people has never been higher. Thankfully, the well-being of these vulnerable people is a significant issue for various faith-based humanitarian organizations. These organizations do everything in their power to alleviate the suffering of refugees by coming up with multiple ways of meeting their day to day needs, with sustainability in mind.

Record number of refugees

A record 65.6 million people are either refugees, asylum seekers or internally displaced across the globe, according to a recent report by the UN refugee agency. The estimated figure for the end of 2017 is an increase of 300,000 on the previous year. Of the 65.6 million, 22.5 million are refugees, 40.3 million are displaced in their own country, and 2.8 million are seeking asylum.

Most refugees come from war-torn Syria with 5.5 million people who were forced to flee their homes. From Afghanistan, there are 2.5 million;and 1.4 million people have fled South Sudan due to inhabitable conditions. The millions of refugees are mostly hosted in the region with Turkey hosting 2.9 million, Pakistan 1.4 million and Lebanon 1 million.

World Relief This faith-based organization’s mission is to empower the local church to serve the most vulnerable in the society, such as refugees. With initiatives that focus on refugee and immigration services, they work with the local church to help the sick, widowed, orphaned, alienated, displaced, devastated, marginalized and the disenfranchised. Islamic Relief Islamic Relief has been serving humanity for 32 years as an independent faith-based humanitarian and development organization. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, they strive to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty, including many refugees. World Vision This faith-based organization partners with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision focusses on sustainable development for communities, emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster and they promote justice seeking to change unjust structures affecting the less privileged.

We proudly contribute to the actions of faith-based organizations by arranging their travel to many remote locations. At Raptim, everything is focused on helping the people who help the vulnerable. If you want to learn more about our inspirations, vision, and goals as a travel management company, then browse through our daily updated News & Community section.