Nearly 84,000 people have been made homeless by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Aceh province last week. In Myanmar, the Rohingya people continue to be persecuted. Tens of thousands have fled the country, just to face sickness, starvation and even death at sea after being pushed away by neighbouring countries. During this Christmas season, in the midst of our celebrations, let us also not forget our brothers and sisters facing adversity and suffering. Let us pray for them, and the lives lost.