Resources for Serving Unaccompanied Refugee Youth
Thousands of children and youth under the age of 18 arrive alone on Europe’s shores every week to seek asylum, a new home, and a secure future. In 2015 and 2016 , 170,000 unaccompanied and separated children applied for asylum in Europe. They arrive after often treacherous journeys across deserts, oceans and hostile borders where their lives were likely in danger many times. And they arrive without the guidance, protection, and reassurance that they’d have if there was a parent by their side.
There are many ways that you can make a difference for unaccompanied refugee youth. From prayer to awareness to action, individuals and churches have many opportunities to be beacons of hope.
Unaccompanied Refugee Poster
Unaccompanied Refugee Postcard
This prayer initiative is designed to remind us twice each day to lift our hearts and voices to God on behalf of refugee children. Around the world, in a multitude of languages, we pray that God shows us how to welcome these children into our midst and into His Kingdom. We invite you to join this initiative by praying for refugee children at 9:36 a.m. and p.m. each day.
A brief Bible study on unaccompanied children. Learn what the bible says about unaccompanied refugee children. Explore four biblical passages that resonate with unaccompanied child issues, and might point us forward to action.
How Can I Help: A Guide for Individuals
A guide for individuals to activate their church and community in helping unaccompanied refugee children and youth.
How Can Our Church Help?
Ideas and ways for churches to help unaccompanied children and youth.
To connect with others, learn more and access additional resources,
join the Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors (MUM) Facebook Group.
For additional information, contact the MUM organizers.
Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO), World Without Orphans (WWO), the Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP), and the MUM (Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors) Network are collaborating this Orphan Sunday 2017 to raise awareness and provide resources to engage the Church across Europe in the issues impacting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and youth.
Learn more here: