Abbey United Reformed Church, Romsey

Christian Aid and the world of refugees

This item is taken from a Christian Aid 'thank-you' letter to donors.

The images of refugees packed into lorries and unstable boats is a distressing reminder of the 1945 crisis that lead to the formation of Christian Aid. Humanitarian aid to these desperate, vulnerable people, either in transit or in the most basic of temporary shelters, is channelled through a range of partners and churches in Europe and the Middle East.

For example, over 2,000 refugees are arriving on three small Greek islands every day, and the International Orthodox Christian Charities are providing food and non-food items, improving reception centres, and water, sanitation and hygiene conditions.

By mid-October 2015 the Hungarian Interchurch Aid organisation had helped 5,500 people with non-food items in their country.

Christian Aid also continues to support partners in the countries in and around Syria, Iraq and Lebanon. They have provided essentials such as food, cooking fuel, blankets, hygiene and sanitation kits, water containers, cash and psychological support to tens of thousands in the area's refugee camps.

Clearly this is no short-term crisis but while governments seek a long-term solution, Christian Aid and their partners, along with many other aid organisations in Europe, will do all they can to alleviate the terrible pressures and conditions of these desperate people.


  • 28 November 2021  

    10.30 Morning worship for 1st Sunday in Advent led by Revd Mike Perrott


    28 November 2021  

    18.30 Christian Aid Advent Service


    1 December 2021 2pm-4pm - Kettle's On - in Abbey Hall Lounge

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     the Daily Service at 9.45 on Radio 4 long-wave
     The Sunday Service on Radio 4 at 8.10am
     Songs of Praise Sunday 1.15pm ish on BBC1
     Choral Evensong Sunday Radio 3 at 3pm and repeated on Wednesday Radio 3 at 3.30pm
     Tim Daykin Radio Solent Sunday 6-9am for worship songs, interesting information and a feeling of connectedness




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