Missions News & Stories

Missions Insider Report
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Volume 18, Issue 45

Syrian refugee girl in Turkey.

Refugee Needs Greater than Ever in Turkey

Her husband imprisoned amid Syria's civil war, Haya left everything behind when she and her children fled to Turkey four years ago and set up home in a dilapidated house with an outdoor toilet. Then last month neighbors set it on fire.
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Remains of burned out house.

Fleeing War, Battling to Survive  

More Syrian refugees in Turkey are taking refuge in deserted buildings as Turkish officials try to do away with tent camps, which is unsafe, and as the weather turns cold they are facing grave health risks. "Every day I get dozens of calls, especially from mothers pleading for baby food and diapers," the director of an indigenous ministry said. "Please pray with us that we will find places for homeless people and that nothing bad will happen to them." He knows of 56 families who are homeless and worried about the safety of their children. The ministry seeks assistance to provide food packs, diapers, baby clothes, blankets and bedclothes, as well as clean water and bathroom supplies. "It is very likely that many will face serious illness and death in the coming months, so we are anxious to move as quickly as we can," he said. Please consider enabling indigenous Christian workers to help desperate refugees.

 


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