Posts Tagged ‘ Christian refugees ’

Diapers for Refugees Program Expands in Small But Important Way

Apr 21st, 2017 | By
Young Christian mothers stand in line to receive diapers in northern Iraq.

March diaper distribution marks start of year two: In March more than $18,000 was transferred to our ministry partner in Iraq to begin year two of the Diapers for Refugees program. The first distribution of 160,000 diapers was conducted last year in March. The cost has remained stable over the last year and our cost

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With Genocide, Words Are Not Enough

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

Last year, former Secretary of State Kerry declared that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities, however the Administration fell short on necessary follow through. Today, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House panel on global human rights, urged the new Trump Administration to step in and close the gap created

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Chairman’s Report For March 17, 2017

Mar 17th, 2017 | By

In this issue of the newsletter New:        Radical feminists rally around leader who is convicted Muslim terrorist Update:   United Nations should not be the ones “vetting” refugees to the US Update:   New wave of Christian refugees flee city of Mosul where they were trapped Convicted Muslim terrorist leading “Women’s March” Woman gained US citizenship after

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Iraqi Government Still Fails to Protect Persecuted Religious Minorities

Feb 6th, 2017 | By

Transcript: In a recent TV interview, Yazidi Iraqi MP Vian Dakhil said that the Kurdish Regional Government had bought back 2,750 Yazidi women and children from ISIS, but that the Iraqi government had done little to support the effort. “Now let’s see what the [Iraqi] government has done. We have a Ministry of Migration and

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Trump To Prioritize Christian Refugees, Reversing Obama Policy

Feb 3rd, 2017 | By

President-elect Donald Trump and wife Melania arrived in Washington, D.C., on eve of inauguration Jan. 19 America soon may be headed in a new direction in refugee policy. President Trump is supporting the idea of a 120-day moratorium on new refugees so the government has time to form a plan that prioritizes Christians suffering from

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Tell Congress: Stop the Genocide of Christians Now

Feb 2nd, 2017 | By

Under President Obama none of the millions of dollars in aid sent to the Middle East reached persecuted Christians. Worse, Middle East Christians were placed at the back of the line for immigration. Under President Trump these practices must stop. Congress must give President Trump the authority and the funds to take action now.

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Displaced Iraqis Start Returning Home

Jan 25th, 2017 | By

On Wednesday, January 25, hundreds of families who were forced to flee Mosul will start to return to their homes in the biggest wave of returns to the city. Iraqi forces have completed recapturing the eastern part of Mosul, where thousands of people fled from since the start of the massive offensive against Islamic State

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New Proposed Legislation Could Mean Relief For Persecuted Christians

Jan 13th, 2017 | By
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On January 10, 2017, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (CA-18) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation that would provide emergency relief to survivors of genocide and ensure accountability for perpetrators. The Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390) is an enhanced version of the bill they introduced in the 114th

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Nineveh Plain Authorities Vow to Rebuild Churches in Mosul

Jan 12th, 2017 | By

On January 11, Al-Mosuliya TV aired a report showing local officials touring the ruins of a church in Mosul destroyed by ISIS and vowing to rebuild it. Hassan Al-Sallaf, the deputy governor of the Nineveh Province, promises to rebuild the church, which is shaped like a ship, “along with all the other houses of worship,

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Gearing up for 2017 with Diapers for Refugees

Jan 5th, 2017 | By

In December, the Diapers for Refugees program delivered 160,000 more high-quality disposable diapers to the Ashti 2 refugee camp in Ankawa, Iraq. This marked the final delivery for 2016. Earlier in 2016, the Diapers for Refugee program set a goal of delivering 640,000 diapers to Christian refugee families that have been ignored by the Islamic-run

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