You Can Make a Difference: Update on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

by | Jan 25, 2018

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The Rohingya are Muslims who have lived in Myanmar for generations but are now facing genocide. The majority of the Rohingya are Displaced People, living in refugee camps.

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Satellite images reveal the destruction of Rohingya communities in Myanmar has been severe.

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The BBC wrote an excellent article about the Rohingya, which I used as my key source.

To view their article to see the arial maps of the Rohingya crisis.

Please keep reading to learn how you can pray. 

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There are currently 8 camps with over 242,000 people.

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Friends took the following footage near the end of 2017 showing the plight of these precious people and how we can intercede for the widows, the orphans, the displaced.

The children are traumatized, malnourished, and prey to illness.

There is no safe place to play.

Daily, children die – receiving aid too late.

Many children are so traumatized they cannot speak.

Orphans are at high risk.

Human trafficking is a fact. It happens.

How can you make a difference?

Pray for protection from predators.

Pray for people who love Jesus to minister Christ’s love to them.

Pray for adequate food, clean water, good medical care.

Widows, girls, young women are in danger

There is no safe place to bathe.

Females are targeted.

Many have suffered rape by Myanmar soldiers.

In the camps, they are being re-traumatized.

Pray safe places will be provied so they can bathe without fear.

Rape is an act of violence that steals one’s voice and covers the victim with shame.

Victims are blamed for the rape and viewed as lacking value.

Pray victims of rape will be set free from shame and trauma.

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Pray they will be treated with respect.

Pray women, children, and youth who have been raped will experience the healing touch of the Lord Jesus.

Pray for these precious individuals to find hope in Christ Jesus.

Only Christ can take their shame and cleanse them from the evil perpetrated against them.

Only Christ can bring true hope and enable them to walk in dignity.

May the Lord Jesus take what Satan meant for evil and bring many sons and daughters to Himself out of this crisis.

For God, who said “Let light shine out of darkness,” is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.(2 Cor 4:6).

Lord, help us pray for the Rohingya. In your loving kindness, shine into these dark camps, into the tents, into the broken hearts of men, women, and children.  Please draw them to the Light, where they may find hope and be cleansed by the blood of the Lamb and find Life in Jesus, the Light of the world.

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If you’re interested in more ways to help, please refer to the comment section in my last blog on the Rohingya.

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