Episcopal Migration Ministries
In 2017, Episcopal Migration Ministries and its network of local affiliates welcomed over 3,000 refugees and 900 SIV’s (Special Immigrant Visa) from 34 countries in 30 communities in 26 dioceses. Photo: Asher Imtiaz
For the first time since World War II, there are more than 65.6 million displaced people worldwide, including more than 22.5 million refugees. From the moment they arrive in their new communities, refugee clients receive care, hospitality, and assistance from professional affiliate staff and from the hundreds of generous church volunteers who welcome the stranger through this ministry each year.