Today, there are over 80 million people around the globe who have been forced, or made the painful choice, to leave their home. After years of fleeing violence, famine and extreme poverty, their greatest hope is that they’ll find a safe place to rebuild their lives and call home.
Sadly, this hope remains unattainable for many of our immigrant neighbors who feel marginalized, lonely and afraid. Rather than finding opportunities to flourish, many are losing hope as they struggle to overcome unexpected vulnerabilities and systemic barriers to integration.
You Can Help Make a Difference
If you’re like us, this breaks your heart. And you want to know what you can do to help.
Here’s the good news. When you join us today, you can.
At World Relief, we’ve welcomed, advocated for, and helped integrate over 400,000 immigrants in vulnerable situations to communities all across our nation. And we’ve done so with the help of bold and compassionate women and men just like you.
You can join our global network of over 95,000 volunteers positively impacting our world by dedicating your time and resources as a volunteer.
You can seek justice and mercy for the most vulnerable, using your voices to influence those in positions of power who can save lives.
When you give today, you join us in bringing hope, healing and restoration to millions of suffering men, women and children around the globe.
With your help, we can continue helping immigrants in vulnerable situations in the United States find hope and rebuild their lives, creating communities of love and welcome that we all feel proud to be a part of.
Here’s how we do it:
Provide vital services
We provide newly arrived refugees and other immigrants with access to basic necessities and begin them on the journey to belonging through english classes, immigration legal services, employment services, and more.
Build just and welcoming communities
We equip churches and community members with the information they need to educate, advocate and take action on behalf of our immigrant neighbors. And we work to change systems and resulting injustices that marginalize refugees and other immigrants in the U.S.
Bring people together
We connect churches and community members with immigrant families to foster transformative relationships, where both new and long-term community members flourish and find a sense of unity and belonging.
“Partnering with World Relief Durham has opened up our lives to wonderful individuals and stories from many cultures - a diversity of people that has been so enriching in our lives. The refugee crisis is only growing around the globe and breaking apart so many lives. We have been so honored to partner with World Relief Durham to combat that brokenness in our little corner of the world. Our lives are so much richer because of it."
-Tim, World Relief Volunteer
“More than an immigrant support organization, World Relief and its partners make us feel like we are part of a group of friends. They are a blessing from God to our family. May God bless the gift of your service so that you can continue to be a blessing for other immigrants. Thank you!”
- Rivero Tarre Family, World Relief Client
"I would like to extend my gratitude to you, the great people who have supported me so much during my most challenging times. I appreciate it so much. You have helped me become an independent and self-reliant woman.”
-Selena, World Relief Client
News & Stories
Durham extended its melody of providing solace to the stranger this week as County Commissioners Wendy Jacobs and Nida Allam announced that the Bull City is one of several cities across the country that will soon receive an unspecified number of Afghan refugees. “It is my understanding that we could receive up to 90 refugees in September,” Jacobs…
‘Nobody wants to live in that situation’: Local Afghan refugee watches news coverage of home country
“There are explosions. Explosives in schools, mosques; nobody wants to live in that situation.” Milad Ghaznavi, 18, from Afghanistan, shares his experience fleeing from the Taliban and being reunited with his family here in Durham.
Fatema Mohammadi, an Afghan refugee who came to Durham, N.C. from Kabul, Afghanistan with some of her family members, shares her thoughts and fears on the Taliban takeover of her home. Her younger sister, Zahra Mohammadi, translated her words. BY JULIA WALL
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