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Christians Affected by Middle East Turmoil Have Been Forgotten, Says Reporter

  • Amanda Casanova
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2015 Dec 10
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Christians affected by the turmoil in Syria have been forgotten, Chris Mitchell writes in a column for CBN News.


Mitchell says that the Christians have been overlooked as the world debates Muslim entry into the U.S. and other issues.


“They drive on dirt roads, exist in cramped caravans (campers) and are strangers in their own land. For many Christians, this has become their way of life.”


Mitchell writes that in Kurdistan, a refugee camp holds several thousand people, who have been living in the camp for more than a year.


"It's really very bad because we don't have jobs and we have nothing to look forward to," one refugee told CBN News.


The refugees have said they cannot go home.


"It's impossible to go back to our towns because ISIS took even the tiles from the floors and there's nothing left for us," another woman said. "Even if we went back, we cannot rebuild our homes again.  That would take a long time and a lot of money."   


Another said: "We feel we have no aim here. We are still in our country, but still we are feeling we have no aim for our life because we are people of life.  We are not the people to stay inside caravan for all our life. We are live people. We are not dead people." 



Publication date: December 10, 2015