Syria

Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!

— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

As we welcomed a new granddaughter recently, our hearts also ached for these children born as refugees. May this gift, however small, alleviate some hungry cries. We continue to pray for peace.

— Ron and Natalie T., MD

Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.

— Von Morgan, MN

Top 5 People Groups

Syrian Arab: 11,101,000

Alawite: 1,361,000

Kurd: 1,352,000

Najdi Bedouin Arab: 1,208,000

Palestinian Arab: 473,000

Religion

Muslim: 90.1%

Christian: 6%

Evangelical: 0.2%

Non-Religious: 1.6%


Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

Wikipedia

About Syria

Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic, is located in the Middle East and shares borders with Turkey, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel. Its capital of Damascus is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Ethnically and religiously diverse, the population is composed of Arab Sunnis, Alawite Shias, Assyrians, Turks, Armenians, Kurds, Christians, and Druze.

During ancient times, the area was occupied by a series of civilizations that included the Amorites, Hittites, and Phoenicians. The Persians took control of Syria and were succeeded by the Greeks and Romans. In the 1500s, Syria was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire. After World War I, Syria became a French mandate and did not gain its independence until 1946.

Following several military coups, the government was led by Hafez Assad for 30 years and his son Bashar has been president since 2000. Since March 2011, the country has been embroiled in a brutal civil war that started as an extension of the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East. More than 2 million Syrians have fled their homeland and sought refuge in the neighboring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, and Iraq.

Before the outbreak of war, the population was 90 percent Muslim and 6 percent Christian. Although a minority, Christians enjoyed freedom and stability. Many have emigrated as a result of the war and the new wave of persecution by radical Islamic groups in the country.

Christian Aid supports the work of indigenous ministries in the region that are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis. Gospel workers have distributed food packets, milk and diapers for babies, blankets, and shelter materials. They have also handed out New Testaments and other Christian literature to those who are interested in hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.

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