Many governments are opening their borders and offering refuge, and many individuals, churches, and other communities are putting out the welcome mat. However the hard work is yet to come, the hard work is in fulfilling the welcome.
The challenge right now is how to provide both aid and development. We must provide the immediate resources required for a crisis of this scale, but we must also invest in sustainable solutions. This crisis is not being fixed any time soon, nor is it going away. Millions of people are needing to start their lives over, from nothing. And potentially in countries where there is no familiarity, where they do not know the language, how to navigate, or how to move forward. The challenges are enormous.
We can, and must, have an immediate response, to give of our resources to those who are in need. And there are a great number of organizations doing amazing work all around the world.
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