Wednesday, May 11, 2016


  1. a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
    "tens of thousands of refugees fled their homes"

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,”

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:

Tents in a refugee camp

Children in a refugee camp

Woman in a refugee camp

Family in a refugee camp
Aid worker surrounded by children in a refugee camp
Greeting a refugee family
Aid worker embracing a refugee