5 Ways to Support Refugees

Families fleeing violence across Syria and those who remain in temporary shelters and tenements need your help now more than ever.

Ways to Support Internally Displaced Syrians & Refugees through IOCC

Internally displaced Syrians and those around the region need your urgent help. The conflict, ongoing since 2011, has destroyed homes, schools, and infrastructure. Millions have fled from their homes to seek safety elsewhere—whether inside Syria or in neighboring countries.

IOCC is working with and through the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East's Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development. IOCC projects offer vital assistance to the Syrian people across the country, particularly in urban centers and other areas with large populations.

Below are a few ways in which you can provide support for Syrian people in need:

  1. Pray
    Join us in praying for all those affected by the ongoing conflict.

    A Prayer for Refugees
    O Lord Jesus Christ, our Hope and Salvation, have mercy on those that are driven from their homelands and seek refuge elsewhere. Guide their steps as You did Your holy family who fled the murderous rage of Herod, and keep them from every danger, evil and disaster as they flee from war, unrest, persecution and cruel injustice. You Who declared that the foxes had dens but You had no place to lay Your head, grant rest and succor to those who are weary, wounded and unprotected. And to those cities and lands to which they travel, grant peace, wisdom and compassion to receive those who come in great numbers and in great distress. Bless and multiply what they can provide as You multiplied the loaves and the fishes to feed multitudes, blessing those who give as well as those who receive. Enlarge them in bounty and spirit that they may be havens of rest and relief to those in need, that Your hospitality may overcome the madness of evil men and chaos of natural disasters. Forgive every transgression of those who are forced to leave their homes and have mercy also on those who receive them and offer them shelter, for You are good and the lover of mankind.
    To You our gracious Lord and God, we ascribe glory, together with Your Father Who is from everlasting and the all-holy, good and life-giving Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.
    Prayer provided by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the United States of America

  2. Learn More
    IOCC serves refugees and displaced people around the world. Read about how and where you help us do this:

  3. Fundraise 
    Set up your own IOCC fundraising page to raise money for emergency efforts. Your support will ensure that we can provide immediate help when it's needed. Start your campaign here.

  4. Donate Now
    You can help families affected by conflict and poverty around the world with a financial gift to IOCC's International Emergency Response Fund. This money helps provide both immediate relief and long-term support as needs change. To make a gift, please click here.

  5. Get Social
    Show your solidarity and share updates provided by @IOCCRelief on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Follow #Refugees and #IOCCRelief for the most up to date information.

Thank you for your continued support and compassion.