Today the Washington Times reveals that Coptic Christans are fleeing Egypt: "A report released last month by an Egyptian nongovernmental organization estimated that 93,000 Christians already had fled the country since March, a figure some are predicting could top 200,000 by the end of year."
Last year thousands of Iraqi Christians became refugees.
BBC News: "The UN High Commission for Refugees said about 1,000 families have left Baghdad and Mosul province since an attack on a church left 68 people dead. It said the flight of Christians to other parts of Iraq and abroad has become 'a slow but steady exodus.'"
Thousands of Sudanese, many of the Christians, resettled in Australia to escape civil war and famine.
These Christians fearing persecution join millions of refugees worldwide seeking safe living conditions.
At the end of 2010 the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that 43.7 milion people were homeless because of conflicts. In 2005 the UNHCR estimated 100 million homeless.
The United States is one of the most popular destinations for people seeking asylum. According to Global Frontier Missions, "In the past 10 years over one million people have immigrated to Atlanta from all over the world."
In the first half of 2011, the UNCHR reports an estimated 36,400 applications for asylum were submitted in the United States. Many of these asylum seekers come from China and Mexico.
Some Christian organizations offer job training and assisted housing. Another way churches are helping refugees is by offering English as a Second Language classes. Some churches use the Bible as a textbook.
Helping resettle refugees is an excellent way for Christians to show the love of Christ. After all, Jesus said
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." -- Matthew 25:35-36