A call Dominican Sr. Diana Santleben received about 14 Africans on a parish doorstep in Sydney in 2000 led ultimately to her founding Zara's House Refugee Women and Children's Centre in Newcastle, Australia.
In a modern Christmas story, refugee families from Chile and Brazil travel more than 7,000 miles, mostly on foot, for two or three months. They're seeking new lives in Florida, but often find there's no room at the inn.
Despite grabbing global attention for its own crises, Zimbabwe hosts refugees from across Africa. At the Tongogara Refugee Camp, Carmelite Sr. Mildness Chinake is a project director with the Jesuit Refugee Service.