Helping people survive and recover from forced displacement
We are helping people survive and recover from forced displacement in Malawi. We are doing this in partnership with refugee churches in Dzaleka refugee camp.
We break the isolation of our displaced brothers and sisters through regular visits to the camp. We work to connect them with the church-at-large in ways that help meet their needs and accomplish their mission. Their ministries include church planting, youth ministries, Bible training, pre school and primary school, income generation projects, community development, as well as caring for orphans, widows, single mothers and the disabled in the camp and surrounding host community.
Located in the highlands an hour away from the capital city of Lilongwe, Dzaleka refugee camp offers shelter to around 25,000 forcibly displaced women, children and men. Dzaleka had been a political prison before it was transformed into a refugee camp in response to a massive influx of refugees from Africa's Great Lakes region in 1994. Primary countries of origin represented in the camp include D.R. Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia.
We thank God for our close partnership with There Is Hope Malawi!
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.