For more than two years, many ISIS victims have lived in dusty refugee centers without basic hygienic and medical necessities. Some live in tents, others in broken or makeshift buildings. Because of their forced relocation, these families often suffer injuries and unsanitary living conditions, but we have found a practical way to help during their time of great need. Imagine families like this receiving a care package from fellow Christians that included bandages, soap and other necessities. This is a concrete way we can serve our brothers and sisters.
The Voice of the Martyrs has collected more than 5,000 Family Med Packs this year to help meet the needs of Christians living in refugee camps in places like Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Nigeria, but the demand from the field is still great. Family Med Packs filled with simple items such as medical tape, gauze, soap, bandages and toothbrushes do more than meet physical needs. They serve as a tangible reminder to our persecuted brothers and sisters that they are not forgotten.
Fleeing Christians have little time to gather supplies when they are forced from their homes by terrorist groups such as Boko Haram and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS). Some arrive at refugee camps with little more than the clothes on their backs.
When you provide a Family Med Pack, you are sending much-needed help to persecuted Christians in refugee centers. You can order bags to fill yourself or sponsor packs that VOM will fill for you. Show your love for the body of Christ to those who have sacrificed all to follow Him.
Hear a VOM Radio interview about delivering the first Family Med Packs to Christians in the Middle East.