World Refugee Sunday

Date(s) - June 19, 2016
All Day

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According to UNHCR, there are more than 59 million refugees around the world, half of which are women and children.

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has a longstanding commitment to welcoming and assisting refugees which has been significantly strengthened through the work of the Refugee Highway Partnership and the WEA Refugee Task Force.

​In 2001, WEA sponsored a global consultation of Christians serving refugees that became the Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) – an international network of churches, agencies and individuals serving forcibly displaced people. The RHP is creating and sustaining a community that helps facilitate more effective ministry, stimulate strategic initiatives, and envision and equip the church so that refugee ministries are strengthened and more refugees are served. The RHP is a Global Partner of WEA and is led by its Leadership Council.

In 2015, WEA launched our Refugee Task Force to help facilitate a coordinated response from the global to grass roots level and strengthen collaboration between various Evangelical Alliances, agencies, churches and partners that serve the needs of refugees while also addressing key concerns related to the protection of the most vulnerable communities. The task force works closely with WEA’s United Nations team in New York and Geneva, along with leaders of Regional and National Evangelical Alliances and a growing number of partner organizations.


The WEA Refugee Task Force and RHP work closely together as we advocate on behalf of refugees and serve the body of Christ by helping connect and equip her to welcome and assist refugees. An important joint effort includes the promotion of World Refugee Sunday.

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