Food and water is handed out to hundreds of refugees by staff from our partner. Photos: Horvathne Lovas Ildiko/Tearfund

Following the tragic scenes of hundreds of thousands of refugees attempting to flee to Europe from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea and many other countries, Tearfund has launched a new Emergency Fund to bring desperately needed help and support.

For some time already, Tearfund has been working with partners in many of the affected nations from where the refugees are coming.

Now we are partnering with church groups in Europe, enabling them to offer care, support and aid to those that have already fled and are in huge need.

The Tearfund Emergency Refugee Fund is supporting this vital work in Europe, as well as helping some of the millions who are displaced or refugees within the Middle East itself. Please note that due to the overwhelming generosity of supporters, Tearfund’s work based in Europe is currently fully funded. However the need in the Middle East itself is vast and support is still urgently needed.