Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Partners Blog: "From the comfort of my lounge room"

Steve and Oddny Gumaer started Partners Relief and Development in response to the needs of refugees and displaced people from Burma, and now in the Middle East, as well. Their mission is to demonstrate, through holistic action, God’s love to children and communities made vulnerable by war in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and other conflict zones.

From the comfort of my lounge room

Recently I sat in my lounge room in Australia watching a documentary that was telling the story of a young Rohingya girl. Several years before, her mother and siblings fled Myanmar, leaving their father behind because they could not afford for him to accompany them. Her family had been subjected to severe persecution and they had witnessed violence, death and the burning down of their entire village. As was their indelible human right, they sought refuge elsewhere, hoping for a future that would be secure and provide opportunity for education and well-being ...

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Partners Relief and Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. "We’re a small, grassroots nonprofit passionate about making a big impact in communities affected by conflict and oppression, demonstrating God’s love to children and giving them the opportunity to live free, full lives." For more information aboput Partners, visit their website at partners.ngo/

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