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Christian Aid Urges Supporters to 'Light the Way'

                                                                                                                                              Wednesday November 2 2016

HOME is ‘a distant memory’ for 65 million people fleeing danger and insecurity this Christmas, according to the charity Christian Aid.

Launching its 2016 Christmas Appeal Light The Way, the charity urged the UK public to remember the millions of people fleeing conflict and violence in what it says is ‘the worst global displacement crisis of our time’ as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.

The charity says it is is not just the conflicts of Syria and Iraq which has forced millions of ordinary people from their homes, but also ongoing violence and instability in South Sudan, DRC, Afghanistan and Nigeria – among others – which has resulted in the movement of desperate people.

Loretta Minghella, chief executive of Christian Aid, said: “We may never be touched by the same desperation or fear of violence. But the same sun warms us, the same stars guide us, and the same light can bring us each out of darkness."

For information, or to donate to the Christmas Appeal, visit


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