More than 170,000 refugee children and youth have arrived in Europe alone since 2015(1). Many have been without family for months or even years. They exist in a state of limbo – not knowing how or when they will be welcomed into a caring, safe community or reunited with family. Many are losing hope and we're hearing devastating stories of self-harm and suicides. We are committed to helping restore their hope.

This is an opportunity – and, more so, a call – for the Church to be the community that welcomes, loves and shares hope.

Refugee Connect exists to engage the local and global Church as well as caring individuals. Our focus is to:
  • Raise awareness of the needs and challenges faced by these youth
  • Connect ministries and individuals across Europe that are helping them
  • Provide resources and programs to support these ministries and fill gaps
Learn more about who unaccompanied minors are, how you can help, the global situation, etc., on our Overview page.

Access materials, awareness campaigns and events on our Resources page.

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Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors (M.U.M.)

A Vision to Help 170,000+ Refugee Youth

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One of our biggest initiatives is the MUM Network. This is a network of churches, ministries and individuals that help unaccompanied refugee children and youth across Europe. Our goal is to work together to offer welcome, provide guidance, share resources, and help these youth recover and thrive. 

What was it like to live as a child in "The Jungle"? Here is Samir's story: 

Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders, August, 2016

We need your help to help these children.....

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