IAFR Dzaleka

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi

KEEPING ME ALIVE

June 4, 2021

When attending one of the UNHCR gatherings in Geneva, Tom Albinson, President of IAFR, and myself had the opportunity to participate in a discussion/working group on Faith Sensitivity in Humanitarian Spaces.  The session began with a panel member sharing the story of talking with a woman in a refugee camp.  The woman pulled out her Bible and said, “This has kept me alive”.

Many of us recognize the power of the Word of God.  Unfortunately, many people who have been displaced left their Bible behind in the midst of the circumstances that caused them to flee.  On visits to refugee camps, we are often asked if we can help find Bibles for the people.  And we have made it one of our priorities, with churches and individuals helping to make it possible through their financial support.

One of our great joys has been to provide Bibles for our partner churches in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp.  May many more be encouraged and strengthened through these gifts of the Word of God.

- TIM BARNES

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About IAFR in Dzaleka

IAFR has been serving people in Dzaleka Refugee Camp since 2009. About 50,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution, and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Dzaleka 2-3 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Dzaleka page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with There Is Hope - a local Christian agency founded by a former refugee serving people in the camp and surrounding host community. We also partner directly with refugee churches in the camp.

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