1000s of Christian families URGENTLy need your help to provide food, clothing and shelter
“Either you leave – or you will be killed” Faced with this threat from Islamist rebel soldiers, Rana, Akram and their three daughters – the youngest of whom is 2 – quickly left their home near Homs, western Syria.
Fleeing to neighbouring Lebanon, the Christian family sought sanctuary in Zahle, in the Beqaa Valley which runs parallel with the Syrian border. In Zahle, refugees are looked after by the Melkite Church – an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with Rome – which has been providing aid for their suffering brothers and sisters since shortly after the war began.
Melkite Archbishop John Darwish told us: “We have about 650 Christian families in Zahle – but we receive no help from the UN”.
Christian refugees are relying on your help
Without your support, they wouldn’t be able to run projects like the St John the Merciful Table – which provides up to 1,000 warm meals every day – nor would they be able to support refugees to keep a roof over their heads.
The fighting in Syria may have abated, but there are still countless refugees needing care. Only through your kindness are we able to show the love of Christ to those who have fled extremism.