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Statements from UCC, Global Ministries partners and Worldwide organization about families seeking asylum in the United States 

Statements from UCC, Global Ministries partners and Worldwide organization about families seeking asylum in the United States 


Keep Families Together Update


Refugee Justice Sunday

UCC Refugee Justice Sunday #UCCRefugeeJustice


Annual refugee admissions are down

"The flow of refugees to the United States has slowed nearly to a halt, demonstrating that what President Trump’s administration could not achieve by executive order, it is accomplishing by bureaucracy."

The steepest decline has been in the number of Muslims who have been resettled. In fiscal 2016, 38,900 Muslim refugees came to the United States, according to statistics from the State Department. The following year, that number fell to 22,861. This fiscal year, just 2,107 have arrived.

This story was written by Liz Robbins and Miriam Jordan

For the full story please visit the NY Times. 


ACT Alliance Appeals for Darfur

"The UCC stays involved for the long-term." Mary Schaller Blaufuss, Team Leader for Humanitarian & Development Ministries of UCC, remembers back to 2005 and the UCC “Tents of Hope” Darfur in 2018 continues as a crisis that now has been largely forgotten by the world. In this long-term crisis, priority is on enhancing the resilience of people and communities.


ACT and CARITAS Multi-Year Darfur Programme

Since 2004 Act Alliance and the Darfur Program has reaffirmed its commitment to support the people and communities of Darfur and South Sudanese. Act Alliance estimated that approximately 1.1 million of the IDPs are still found in South and Central Darfur where the Darfur Program is intervening due to years of war. “During 2017, the level of armed confrontations in Darfur has continued to decrease but the situation remains highly volatile; increased criminality, the spread of firearms, inter-tribal fighting, the absence of law enforcement and unleashed militia are still major challenges.”


Church World Service Rejects the Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019

Church World Service Rejects President Trump’s Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019. Two weeks ago President Donald Trump announced his budget for the 2019 Fiscal year, in his budget he is requesting $1.5 billion to deport and detain refugees and $2.9 billion to build a wall to keep refugees from entering our country.


Democratic Republic of Congo Refugees Fleeing

The Act Alliance of Uganda along with the help of LWF and Finn Church Aid is planning on submitting a funding proposal to provide water facilities, shelter kits and non food-items to ensure that the refugee’s needs are met within humanitarian standards.


Are 45,000 refugees going to be resettled?

Advocacy groups and politicians are calling for Congress to commit to Refugee Resettlement.

On January 27, 2017 President Donald Trump signed his first executive order barring immigrants from majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Two separate revisions have been signed during this year; The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the third iteration of the President’s Muslim travel ban, the latest executive order has been allowed to go into effect until a ruling is issued.


Your Support Has Helped Many Refugees Stay Warm

People like you are saving children and families, who have been forced to flee their homes and way of life due to war and persecution. The normalcy that they once new is now gone. The hope and dreams that parents once had for their children has dissipated. The comfort of sleeping in one’s own beds, playing in their neighborhoods, going to church or a mosque, walking to school have all been forgotten.


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