Iraqi Christians (Assyrians also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) have been suffering since 2003 when AL-Qaeda and their affiliates were determined to slaughter their people. This continued in 2014 with the brutality perpetrated by ISIS and the remaining Christian community in Iraq became even more devastated.
Prior to the outbreak of Covid-19, a large number of families were accepted into Australia and Canada. However due to imposed restrictions, the migration process came to a halt. As of September, the process slowly resumed in some but not in all countries. Due to the surge of the pandemic, the migration process continues to remain fluid.
This uncertainty only adds to anxiety and trauma of the families who have been waiting to be resettled in western countries for many years.
As of Novemeber 2020, the following are the approximate updated numbers of the Iraqi Christian refugees who currently reside in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon.
Given this info, there are still many families who continue to face rejection from such countries as United States, Canada, and Australia.
The following conditions are what these asylum seekers face every day:
They are forbidden to work, therefore they:
The majority of the children are not able to attend school because they are bullied or lack funding.
There are no clear reasons why many of these families are not granted refugee status.
These are people who once were proud citizens of Iraq with careers, businesses, and comfortable lives.
These families have lost everything and live in limbo. Haven't they suffered enough?
These are people whom once were proud citizens of Iraq with careers, businesses, and comfortable lives.
These families live in Limbo. Haven’t they suffered enough?
Will your family help provide them with food?
On average, the monthly cost of living in these countries is between $500 to $700 US dollars. Although this amount may seem large, TOGETHER, we can ease their suffering.
If you choose to be a monthly donor at level $100 ($3.33/day) level and above, we will assign a family to your donation specifically and send a video, pictures and a report on the family's living conditions and resettlement case on a quarterly basis.
TOGETHER, we can ease their suffering.
The families who are living away from their homes as asylum seekers have needed help for years.
We have been present in the lives of these refugees for many years and now we are grateful that you have opened your heart to them, also.
Because of your support, we will be able to ease the suffering of these victims one family at a time, one day at a time. Your generosity will enable them to have better food every day and will help them with their monthly rent. All of this gives the parents peace of mind which is priceless.
We are deeply honored to have a supporter like you who would show not just in word but action that you are a true ally of some of the world's most vulnerable believers in Christ.
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