Refugees face deportation from Greece

By April 11, 2016

Turkey (MNN) – In a recent report by BBC, the European Union’s deportation of illegal immigrants–commonly referred to as refugees–from Greece to Turkey has resumed.

Map of Turkey

Map of Turkey

The deportations are a part of the EU’s deal with Turkey in an attempt to decrease the number of migrants flooding Europe. As part of the deal, any migrants who have illegally come into Greece since March 20 are to be deported to Turkey, unless said migrants apply for asylum.

As can be expected, applications for asylum have significantly increased. But regardless of whether refugees are in Greece or Turkey, Global Aid Network is there trying to help. Through its Disaster Relief program, GAiN is helping refugee families by providing survival kits for families. One kit feeds a family of five for a month.

And while a survival kit may not seem like a lot, when numerous countries and organizations are trying to combat what is being called the worst humanitarian crisis of this time, it is helping save both a culture and a generation.

(Photo Courtesy GAiN) Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country cross into Jordanian territory, near Mafraq February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

(Photo courtesy GAiN)
Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country cross into Jordanian territory, near Mafraq February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Think about it: without organizations like GAiN and partners, volunteers, and donors like yourself, people facing war and terror would be left on their own, and an entire country has the potential to be wiped out. Already nearly half of Syria’s children have not been able to attend school in the past three years.

If there was ever a time to act and help save a generation, a culture, it’s now. And you can help simply by donating to GAiN and help a family survive over the next month.

When you donate to GAiN, families receive necessities to survive physically–and spiritually. As GAiN workers hand out kits to families in need, they’re also able to share the Gospel and show these hurting and mistreated people the love of Christ.

(Photo Courtesy GAiN) Syrian refugees and their families rest after crossing from Syria into Jordan near Mafraq, to escape violence in Syria, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

(Photo courtesy GAiN)
Syrian refugees and their families rest after crossing from Syria into Jordan near Mafraq, to escape violence in Syria, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

As GAiN President and CEO Al Goff has said before, when others show these refugees and migrants love, they want to know why. The answer: Jesus.

Pray that God would continue to use GAiN to share the love of His Son, Jesus Christ.

To learn more about what GAiN is doing in Greece and Turkey, click here.

To donate a survival kit through GAiN, click here.

4 Comments

  • ANNE MARTIN says:

    RETURN THEM ALL TO TURKEY

  • Your Name says:

    Stop getting in the way your ‘help’ is causing the disaster creating more misery all round for immigrants and the many countries who DO NOT WANT ANYMORE! The mix is becoming more toxic by the day as you witness immigrant violence on many borders. Send them all home encourage the many men to help put their own country safe for their children’s future many appear to be cowards looking only for their own interests.

  • Angeleigha says:

    Wow, people. Asylum seekers have a right to peace. Wow, sure hope this rapture happens soon people are so cruel.

  • Ian says:

    How heartless those first two commenters seen to be.

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