LEAD THE WAY
Share the Journey
Share in the reality of families forced from their homes.
Every minute, nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution: terrorism and civil war, gang atrocities, drought, famine and disease. Dire situations across Africa, Asia, Central and South America drive innocent people to risk their lives and abandon all they have for unknown destinations and uncertain futures. Many die en route, become victims of trafficking and abuse–or both.
Share in their pursuit for a better life.
Fleeing violence means leaving quickly, abandoning homes and livelihoods, often with only the clothes on your back. Millions of families arrive in neighboring countries having lost loved ones, and without the support of money, contacts or the ability to speak the language. They need the most human essentials to get from one day to the next: food, a safe place to sleep, urgent medical assistance. As they await next steps, they need ongoing care and education for their children.
Share your support.
As migrants and refugees wait for their fate to be determined, we cannot. Our faith calls us to love our neighbor by providing for our brothers’ and sisters’ basic needs. But their suffering won’t cease if war, poverty, environmental degradation and instability continue. As Catholics, we must work for peace and justice by imploring our leaders to lead the way with diplomatic solutions, humanitarian relief and development assistance.