Each Friday I want to post on a different Justice issue and spotlight some people who are doing work in that particular area. I want to start by focussing on Darfur and Chad and the displaced people there. A displaced person is a person who is forced to leave their home country because of war, persecution, or natural disaster; a refugee. Since 2003 more than 200,000 Sudanese have been killed and an estimated 2.2 million driven from there homes. Most of the displaced have made their way to camps within Darfur or into the neighboring country of Chad.

The people who remain in Sudan stay in camps for internationally displaced people. These camps are maintained by groups such as Unicef. It is very dangerous in these camps as people are abused, beaten, raped or killed, predominantly women. More than 12,000 relief workers deliver food, water and medical care to those in these camps.

When I think of displaced people I think of Jesus. Jesus was driven from His home when Herod wanted to kill Him. He also say’s that “the Son of man has no where to lay His head.” I believe that the displaced and the refugee are very close to Jesus heart. He is near to them in these camps. He feels their pain and understands as He was also there. He goes to them in the form of other people and organizations like World Relief and others.

Jesus, please be near to the refugee and the displaced tonight. Keep them safe and put your joy in their hearts.

Information Taken from Need Magazine

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