As the Afghanistan crisis continues to unfold, many of us watch the news and wonder, “What we can possibly do to help?”
Resurrection is partnering with several organizations to respond in Afghanistan as well as here in Kansas City. In the past few years, we have supported UNICEF in Lebanon to support education for Syrian refugees. UNICEF also has a presence in Afghanistan and has been there for the past 65 years working to promote and protect the rights of children and women.
UNICEF was at the airport when the bombings occurred working to unite displaced children with their families. They’ve recently reunited 7 children, and will continue to do so as long as is needed. Since January, more than 390,000 people have been internally displaced in Afghanistan – over half are children. UNICEF is working to get access to safe water, hygiene products, food, and tents to these displaced people. While they’ve had to make a few changes to ensure they keep their staff and those they help safe, they continue helping children and families and have no intention of leaving.
With the support of our generous congregation and visitors, we are sending funds to support the work UNICEF is doing in Afghanistan on behalf of children and women.
Locally, Resurrection is looking into ways we can help resettle refugees in the Kansas City area. If you are interested in possibly helping in the future, please sign up here.
The Syrian civil war continues to create a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scale. In Lebanon, the on-going crisis is sharply evident, as the small country is home to more than 1.5 million refugees, many of whom are school-aged children.
In partnership with the Church of the Resurrection, the Safe Spaces School in Saida, Lebanon held its grand opening on October 2, 2018, to serve more than 200 children — providing both educational and psycho-social support. Living up to its name, the school truly is a safe space where all are welcome and where a future with hope is made possible.
UNICEF is on the front lines of many crises around the world, serving its most vulnerable children. Church of the Resurrection donates funds to help in their efforts to provide education, health care, clean water and nutritional support to refugee children and families.
Visit our Local Impact Refugee & Immigration page to learn more and get involved with great organizations in Kansas City.