SHOW REFUGEES WE ARE WITH THEM
On April 1, CWS launched Operation Refugee 2019, a fundraising challenge that gives you a chance to stand with refugees.
The challenge is to live on the same rations as a Syrian refugee OR walk in their shoes for a set distance. Choose to do the challenge between April and September—the default is 16-20 June, finishing on World Refugee Day.
Since Operation Refugee started in Aotearoa NZ, $140,000 has been raised, and this year funds will go towards food, healthcare and education for refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon.
Last year Archbishop Philip Richardson supported Operation Refugee through the following statement:
The movement of people as refugees and asylum seekers is at unprecedented levels, and the challenge to welcome the stranger in our midst has never been greater. Operation Refugee is a way that we can raise awareness and offer practical support either as a sponsor or as a participant. We can each make a difference. Here is a way to do so.
I strongly support this important initiative.
ABOUT CWS: Christian World Service has been turning small change into big change since 1945. For more than 70 years they have made sure people have food, water, dignity and justice. They are committed to tackling the causes of poverty as well as its effects, and work with local people in 20 countries and when disaster strikes.