We are helping asylum-seekers recover from forced displacement in Vienna. We are doing this by offering educational assistance intended to prevent displaced children from falling behind during this vulnerable time in their lives. We are raising awareness of this need among local churches and schools, inviting them to join us in becoming part of the solution.
Austria was overwhelmed in 2015 when nearly 90,000 men, women and children sought asylum there. In order to try and slow the influx of asylum-seekers, the government plans to erect fences along it's borders with Italy, Slovenia and Hungary.
There are over 65 million forcibly displaced children, women and men in the world. That's 1 in every 113 people alive today. Another 34,000 people are uprooted every day. The last time there were this many refugees was during World War 2.
Three reasons why we refuse to lose hope.
First, God is alive and well along the refugee highway today. Second, Refugees are more than people in need. They are an important part of the solution. And third, God has begun a worldwide movement of his people to welcome and love refugees.
Whether by joining the support team of one of our missionaries or by joining one of our teams yourself, you can show up in the lives of refugees. Explore the unique work of IAFR in Africa, Europe and the USA.