Who are they?
There are more than 60 million refugees, including forcibly displaced people, worldwide. Half of those are children.. (See “Facts and Figures about Refugees,” unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html.)
How can I help?
- Prayerfully determine what you can do—according to your own time and circumstance—to serve the refugees living in your neighborhoods and communities. (Linda K Burton)
- Go to IWasAStranger for more ideas
- Be Kind. It's that simple. I love this song by Michael Mclean about how we are all refugees.
I did a lesson a few weeks on Relief Society on how to help the refugees. Although I didn't go into a lot of details about the refugees themselves, we focused more on how to help them. I was awed and saddened by the pictures found in the Ensign of the refugees and felt they told the story better than I ever could. I put together a presentation with these pictures: