Posts Tagged ‘ refugee camp ’

Christian Persecution Increases In Middle East

Apr 11th, 2017 | By

The world has a disturbing way of moving past its most glaring and persistent crises, but Hussam cannot move on, because he and his family are stuck in a refugee camp. Once a young professional with a promising career in one of Iraq’s largest cities, Hussam was forced to flee his home with his family.

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The plight of displaced Iraqi Christians who fled to Kurdish areas

Oct 6th, 2015 | By

A first hand report from Iraq By William J. Murray, Chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition: (Erbil, Iraq) Dozens of skeletons of large multi-story buildings rising above the streets in Ankawa and Erbil, Iraq, are now home to Christians fleeing the Islamic State. Not so long ago construction was booming in the Erbil area, which

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Syrian Refugees Flee To Safety In Jordan

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

It feels like an open prison, this camp in the desert a half-hour’s drive from the nearest town. White metal sheds line the horizon, warehousing about 15,000 Syrian refugees in rows of bedroom-sized boxes. Days here consist of chores and memories — dragging jugs of water through rocky streets, walking to the distant, overpriced grocery, recalling green countryside and lost family.



Syrian war refugees find crowds, crime, contagion at camps

Nov 6th, 2013 | By

Kilian Kleinschmidt, a hardened veteran of international humanitarian crises, finds it too painful to listen to the stories of death and destruction from refugees fleeing Syria’s relentless civil war, as they flood across the border to a crowded camp in northern Jordan. “I am avoiding talking to people who come in as much as possible because the stories are horrendous,” Mr. Kleinschmidt, who runs the Zaatari camp for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a phone interview from Jordan.