Photo Essay – European Refugee Crisis
Responding to Huge Needs
Pioneers in Europe are responding to the refugee crisis as travelers from Syria and Iraq make their way to Western Europe. These victims of war live daily in hopes of finding a new place to make a home for their families. And Pioneers on the ground help meet their physical, emotional and spiritual needs as they are in transit.
Refugee Ministry Photos
This train station in Budapest, Hungary, became a temporary refugee camp for Syrians, Iraqis and others trying to travel to Western Europe.
People sleep on the ground inside the large tents.
Some wait to board a bus.
Refugee life involves a lot of waiting in lines: waiting for transportation, food, paperwork and more.
Hungarians use a chalk wall to write notes welcoming the refugees, while those passing through will write their names on the wall to mark their presence in Budapest.
Another chalk wall is marked with Arabic instructions for travel along with messages of solidarity from people of other Arab nations.
Volunteers from aid organizations and missionary agencies help distribute food to refugees while they are in transit.
One Pioneer passes out hot coffee.
These workers are istributing hygiene kits with essential items for people on the move.
People take space where they can get it to rest and sleep. The media, meanwhile, publicize the crisis and stir people to help.
These travelers are happy about the newly acquired tickets that will help them continue their journeys into Western Europe.
- Read the story of one miracle God did for a sick, pregnant Syrian refugee at this Budapest train station.
- Refugees are found in many places! Take a look at another photo essay about the Rohingya refugees in Southeast Asia.
- See a broader view of what Pioneers is doing to help refugees through the Victims of War project.
Stories from the pursuit
Video – From a Forest Temple
Tom first learned about Jesus from a tract that made its way to a Hindu temple in the forest. Today, he uses new media to share the gospel with many more.
Finding Faith in a Himalayan Village
Tom was expected to follow his grandfather into the priesthood, but he follows Christ instead and uses media to share the message of salvation.
Video – Starting From Scratch
A young missionary from America has two passions: baking and Jesus. Watch as Lindsey figures out how to combine the two in France—one of the culinary capitals of the world.
Helping Ukrainian Refugees: A Dispatch from Poland
Pray for Pioneers teams in Eastern Europe as they partner with local believers to offer physical relief and spiritual encouragement to refugees from Ukraine.