I recently returned from a trip where I visited our relief projects with Syrian refugees. I was overwhelmed by the needs that we saw and was amazed at the courage and boldness of our partners who are distributing food, medicines, and making their faith known in word and in deed.
Southern Baptist relief efforts are touching lives in significant ways as an estimated 2 million refugees have fled Syria for neighboring countries. One makeshift refugee town has grown from 20 families to 100 families. Southern Baptists are facilitating ongoing projects with Syrian refugees in four countries that are distributing food packets, hygiene kits and temporary shelter.
October 3rd, 2013October 2nd, 2013
While $250,000 has been donated to help Syrian refugees, more than $1 million has been expended.September 19th, 2013
We were delivering food packages, hygiene kits, and basic medicines to Syrian refugees in northern Jordan. When I saw we were pulling up to a beautiful, three-storied mansion, I was sure we had made a wrong turn.September 5th, 2013
At home in Syria, he was a lawyer. Today, he is a refugee in a neighboring country, looking for any type of work to support his wife and children—and his nieces and nephews who had fled the country with them. There are 20 of them in all.August 6th, 2013
The Syrian crisis is driving thousands of families from their homes. Included in this mass migration are Syrian Christians.July 15th, 2013
The war inside Syria has been going on for more than two years, leaving thousands of people dead.July 9th, 2013
Thousands of Syrians continue to flee the crisis in their country, in fear for their lives.May 8th, 2013
As the violence broadens and intensifies in Syria, refugees continue to flee to neighboring countries.March 19th, 2013
Conditions for civilians in Syria have deteriorated so badly that Southern Baptist humanitarian leaders have decided they must expand relief efforts inside the country.December 28th, 2012
Syrian families continue to seek refuge in a neighboring country as they flee the violence at home.November 16th, 2012
Syrian families continue to flee violence in their home country, with record numbers crossing into neighboring countries. Christian relief workers say God is moving in remarkable ways among the refugees, giving them more opportunities to share God’s love than they can handle.October 20th, 2012
As up to 1,000 Syrians driven from their homes by war stream across the border into Jordan daily, Christian workers prepare bags of food: rice, oil, sugar, and other basics.October 18th, 2012
Fawaz,* age 4, wants to be just like his father, 22-year-old Muhammad,* right down to the “cast” on his arm.October 17th, 2012
Aisha* (right), age 10, has dreams like any other child, but it’s been nearly two years since she attended classes in Syria.October 15th, 2012
When 4-year-old saw the soldier approaching, he raised his arm and appealed: “I beg you, Uncle, don’t hurt us. Have mercy on us.”September 17th, 2012
The situation of people in need is continuing to worsen. The numbers of refugees and displaced persons is growing daily. The ability of our partners to minister and help them is being stretched to the limits. On top of this, winter is quickly approaching.September 11th, 2012
More than 100,000 Syrians fled the country in August, the highest monthly total since the crisis began 17 months ago.August 22nd, 2012
BEIRUT (BP)—Could Syria’s headlong descent into war and chaos get any worse?July 3rd, 2012
The number of refugees fleeing Syria spiked July 2, raising concerns about neighboring countries’ preparedness to help them.April 26th, 2012
Southern Baptists are reaching out to the growing numbers of Syrians fleeing violence in their country, but financial reserves are inadequate to meet the needs.March 20th, 2012
Ongoing violence in Syria is driving refugees across borders into neighboring countries
When it comes to engaging a world in need, we value prayer above everything else. But Jesus specifically commanded his followers to "Go," and Baptist Global Response (BGR) encourages God's people to personally take the love of Christ to people in need. Each project described below includes contact info to learn more about how volunteers can help. General information about volunteering through BGR can be obtained by e-mailing email@example.com.
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October 9th, 2013
This project provides a centralized gathering spot in a new community for Syrian refugees. BGR partners will be able to feed volunteers and Syrian families as they build their new homes. They will also be able to store all equipment in the center while they are building. After the community and homes are built, the center can be used for community activities. Pray for these families as they begin their lives again. Pray that this center will be an encouragement to them during this difficult time.June 7th, 2012
Reports are circulating of civilian massacres in Syria's ongoing turmoil. Women and children reportedly are being killed. Observers are warning about the prospect of sectarian civil war in the country. Please pray that the cycle of violence in Syria will end. Ask God to protect innocent life and show himself strong for families being driven from their homes. Pray for BGR partners who are ministering to refugees across the border from Syria.
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