The Middle East, once the cradle of Christianity, has been regarded as the world’s number one trouble spot for many years. Syria and Iraq, in particular, face complete destabilisation, with hundreds of thousands of victims of war and terror, millions of refugees and a largely destroyed infrastructure. Providing help to threatened and distressed Christians in this crisis region is therefore particularly important to us.
Every day, the media show us the consequences of IS violence in Iraq, and a Syria that has been devastated by war. In 2016 in Syria alone, 13.5 million people and a further ten million people in Iraq were dependent upon humanitarian aid. Christians who live here are also threatened each day by violence and persecution. Families live without basic material amenities, not to mention the psychological effects they face.
» Our material aid assures the survival of Christians, and at the same time, encourages them to remain in the Middle East. «