Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of “semi-permanent structures” built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. Save the Children, World Vision and Terre des Hommes Foundation said in a joint statement the government made a decision Read more

Trump signs new law to help religious minorities Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

US President Donald Trump has signed a new law to help ensure humanitarian relief reaches the members of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria. The legislation aims particularly to help groups targeted for genocide by Islamic State militants. It enables financial and technical assistance for the humanitarian, stabilisation and recovery needs of former Read more

Ignoring Assad’s crimes won’t work Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Ignoring Bashar al-Assad’s crimes will not lead to peace. Mazen Darwish, who is a Syrian lawyer and Director of the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression, says Assad’s victims deserve justice. “To deny them justice is to make a mockery of all that they have suffered. We must realize the extent of what’s Read more

How much sleep did you lose over the Syrian children? Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Let’s start by telling the truth: we love a tiny fragment of the world’s population. I didn’t lose a wink of sleep over the Syrian women and children who died because of chemical weapons. I don’t feel a twinge of guilt when I eat my dinner and think of hungry, homeless families sleeping under interstate Read more

Pope Francis and Syrian Patriarchs react to airstrikes Comments 0

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Church leaders including Pope Francis and the Syrian Patriarchs are condemning last weekend’s airstrikes by the United States (US), Britain and France. War planes and ships launched over 100 missiles at three chemical weapons storage and research facilities near Damascus and Homs. The airstrikes sought to punish President Bashar al-Assad for a suspected chemical attack Read more

Has the world forgotten about Syria? Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The war in Syria is by no means over, but it rather carrying on under the radar of the usual barrage of news stories we prefer to read about. In the last week or so, the Assad regime is dealing with the last remaining rebel enclave near Damascus, Eastern Ghouta. This enclave has a population Read more

Muslim extremist surrenders life to Christ Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A Muslim extremist in Syria surrendered his life to Christ after experiencing the hospitality of Christians and hearing the Gospel from a local pastor. According to Open Doors USA the pastor was talking about a church event involving feeding the people who were still in the city and sharing the Gospel to those who were Read more

Simple technology helps prevent refugee sex trafficking Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Refugee protection

When Syrian refugees leave their camps, they pack three items: food, water, and light. The first two generally come in the form of packages from the United Nation’s World Food Program or other nonprofit organizations. The latter, however, traditionally came in the form of kerosene lamps, which are less than ideal. In fact, they’re often Read more

Half Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled their homelands Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Iraqi and Syrian Christians have fled their homelands in huge numbers since 2011. About half of them have have left so far, says a report released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. Read more Related Posts:Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and…Iraqi archbishop caught by US ban on visitorsUK Catholics welcome Read more

Church condemns US Syria missile strike Comments 1

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Church leaders have condemned Friday’s US missile strike in Syria. They say it will only extend the country’s civil war, with Christians being its primary victims. The Pentagon says the missile strike was a retaliatory move following what appeared to be a chemical attack  that killed 80 civilians in Syria’s Idlib province. While many  Catholic Read more