The number of people forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, generalised violence and human rights violations stands at an unprecedented 65.3 million globally. Often these displaced groups also face ethnic exclusion, as they are systematically blocked from rights, opportunities, and resources that are normally available to members of society and that are key to social integration. Whilst the causes of displacement and ethnic exclusion vary from country to country, they are characterised by repression and an inability of marginalised ethnic groups to participate fully in the normal relationships and activities, available to the majority of people in a society.
From the Democratic Republic of Congo to China, Worldshare works to provide spiritual care, security, education, health and economic livelihoods to these marginalised communities.
We believe loving like Jesus means transforming the lives of minorities and the displaced.
Heal Africa is a beacon of hope in a region devastated by ongoing conflict and poverty. The Medical Mercy Fund covers medical and associated expenses such as transport for the most vulnerable patients of Heal Africa hospital, who frequently either live in remote areas or are internally displaced, and unable to afford medical care.
Zhong Jiu Christian Church works mainly with the Yao minority groups. The Yao are predominantly mountain-dwelling farmers, with an average annual income below $100s who face exclusion and disadvantage in China. Our partner’s sponsorship program ensures that children are able to receive an education and community development projects can be implemented to benefit the whole community.
Many people in this area of Yanbian are ethnic minorities, facing exclusion and extreme poverty. Da Cheng Christian Church operates a Child Sponsorship program in JiLin, helping support children in Jilin to stay in school and receive an education and medical care to ensure a brighter future. Funds donated to this project assist in providing community development projects as well as medical care and schooling for those children without child sponsors.
Mugunga is an area in DRC with a long history of receiving thousands of internally displaced people and refugees from Rwanda. This project supports 200 children, many who are displaced and street children, to attend school. This project covers schooling fees, as well as equips the school with IT equipment to ensure children gain valuable IT skills.