In “In Somali diaspora, lessons for refugees—and their host countries” The Christian Science Monitor reports that “few people know better than Somalis what it is like to rely on the goodwill of countries that are not their own—or how quickly that goodwill can dry up without warning.… Kenya, which is home to nearly half of Somalia’s 885,000 refugees, … announced its intention to close the world’s largest refugee camp and begin sending its mostly Somali residents back home.” The Monitor continues, “but as the products of one of the world’s longest and most intractable refugee crises, the Somali diaspora’s experiences may also be useful guides for the people and host countries that come behind them. Particularly as conflicts in places like Syria and South Sudan grow deeper and more tangled, and their refugee populations larger and more sprawled, the experiences of Somalis may become crucial to the world’s understanding of what to do next.”
Ideas on this subject:
From the Bible:
I will not leave you comfortless.
From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.
— Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494
Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the human family with crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.
— Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 234
Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:
In “A biblical promise for refugees”: “. . . we find a message of hope in the Bible because its overall record is not one of man’s defeat because of violence, oppression, or limited opportunities, but of man’s triumph over them through a deepening trust in and understanding of God and His divine promise of good for all His children.” And “In divine reality, God has never-ending provision and infinite supply for all, and this spiritual truth, when known and cherished, can be proved in human experience.”
In “Giving shelter”: “When we look to God for a clearer understanding of His ever-presence and limitless love for all His creation—His spiritual ideas, embraced in His allness and goodness—we are establishing in our thoughts a spiritual foundation for constructive actions to help refugees, and to help those helping them.” And “Whenever we have the opportunity to give, we are also getting the opportunity to grow in grace, wisdom, and experience.”
The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.