Stories

  • Where the need is great: a Rohingya story

    Right now, almost a million Rohingya people are living in refugee camps just inside the border of Bangladesh after having fled violence in Myanmar. Almost a million individual stories of pain and loss in a place where, as spaces are overcrowded and sanitation is poor, a new and unseen enemy threatens catastrophe. Please don't look away.

  • Good thing where have you gone

    Coronavirus, conflict, disaster, climate change… the list goes on. Distress wrapped up in different names. It all got me thinking about a group of people long ago, escaping through a wilderness, who started to be killed by venomous snakes. Fear. Panic. Loss. And then God told the people to look up. (Numbers 21)

  • Thinking about the lovely things

    Sometimes it really is the small things that make a big difference. Fear and distress are all around us right now. Here, to help get you thinking about what might be good in your own life, we’re sharing a selection from our list of lovely things.

  • A loaf of bread and a loo roll

    March 2020 marks over five years of conflict in Yemen. While we all face the struggles associated with a world health crisis, 24 million Yemenis already needed aid and protection before coronavirus began to spread globally. The cost of a loaf of bread and a loo roll can help.

  • Finding hope

    Particularly in this time of global distress over Coronavirus, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. But hope is not lost. There is no shame in needing mental health support. It’s got nothing to do with ‘mad’. It’s got to do with finding the strength to take on what can feel like a very lonely and frightening battle.