Open Doors is responding to immediate and urgent needs in northern Syria after Turkish troops invaded last week.
David Curry, CEO of Open Doors, says Christians in the region are especially vulnerable during the chaos of war; the organization is assessing the situation on the ground and providing needed assistance.
“Open Doors partners are on the ground in Northern Syria, providing relief and rehabilitation to those afflicted,” said Curry.
“Immediate relief includes emergency food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and hygiene kits to those left without access to basic provisions. Long-term, Open Doors partners will continue to help the affected communities rebuild by equipping them with educational support, vocational training, home repair, and trauma counseling.”
Open Doors’ World Watch List, a ranking of the 50 most dangerous countries for Christians, ranks Syria at No. 11, and Turkey at No. 26. Christians living in both countries suffer from Islamic oppression.
Syrian Pastor and partner of Open Doors in Al Qamishli, “George,” reports that Christians are leaving in large numbers. “Each day there are more than 10 buses taking people from all religions or denominations towards other cities like Homs and even Damascus,” said Pastor George.
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SOURCE: Assist News