June 20th is World Refugee Day, an international observance of the refugee crisis around our world. The purpose is to raise awareness, highlight ways people can make a difference with organizations that focus on refugees, and breakdown misconceptions about refugees. While there are so many ways to make an impact on this day, we want to give you one helpful step you can take. It’s a literal step.
The UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, is the world’s leading organization when it comes to global impact for refugees. Their focus is to bring refugees protection and empowerment with hope and opportunity. It’s staggering that 1 in every 110 people around our world is either an asylum-seeker, internally displaced, or a refugee.
Resource From: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/figures-at-a-glance.html
UNHCR is inviting you and others who stand in solidarity for refugees, to cover one billion miles in 12 months, the same number of miles refugees worldwide travel each year to reach the nearest point of safety. This is the literal step you can take. Are you a runner or cyclist? Do you enjoy getting outdoors and hiking? Why not add your miles to this cause and share about how you’re participating in helping UNHCR to reach 1 billion miles for refugees? It’s simple and easy. All you have to do is:
Log your miles
Post on social media about your participation OR tell a friend about you’re doing
Share with #StepWithRefugees
Pray For Refugees
Pray for FCC global partners in the Middle East who are working to meet the needs of refugee families. These specific families do not have access to United Nations programs or other international/local relief or aid. They are reliant on our partners and their own means. Pray for refugee children and families to not only be encouraged by the resources and support given, but also to see these things as a result of the larger hope Jesus brings. Pray for opportunities to open up allowing them to fully settle and rebuild their lives in new homes.