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In Aleppo, Syria, COVID-19 adds to ongoing suffering, especially for the poor

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“The number of Christian families, of all denominations, in Aleppo before the war stood at around 30,000. Now that figure has fallen to around 10,000.”

From a nun in Syria, a message of hope and faith in the time of the coronavirus

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“To all our ACN donors, we say very sincerely: ‘Thank you for your enormous generosity. You have helped us for so many years and continue to do so.’”

Christians in Syria continue to face brutal circumstances

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“It’s horrible, people can no longer buy anything to eat. Some people survive on bread and water. I would like to ask people to join us to pray for these people who are in such a situation.”

Syria, a country in agony, is ‘living an anticipated Lenten fast’

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The situation is so serious for some families that they can “barely afford to buy food and there is a shortage of fuel for heating the houses; the electricity supply is interrupted almost every day and people’s money is worth less and less each month.”

This Christmas, ACN donors bring smiles to 19,000 children in Syria

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“[ACN] brings smiles to more than 19,000 children all over Syria because of your Christmas gifts.”

In Homs, Syria, a Christian family finally goes home for Christmas

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“I can’t even begin to describe the joy I am feeling. After so much suffering and uncertainty, I feel safe again. I am filled with hope for a better life. Christmas reminds me of the feeling of security that comes from being in a family.”

Aid specialist warns that Christians in Iraq and Syria face new risk of genocide

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“Christians are the soul of the country and they play a very important role in Middle Eastern societies. They are the peacemakers. Christians work for peace and peaceful co-existence and collaboration for the good of the country.”

Priest is murdered in Syria—‘We continue to feel the presence of ISIS’

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“So far we don’t know who killed him, although it appears that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. What we do know is that Father Hovsep was dressed in his priestly attire and was consequently identifiable as a priest.”

Christians in Syria reject war, are ‘weakest link’

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“The only thing we know for certain is that the bombings and above all the massacres committed by Turks against our community are forcing more and more Christians to flee.”

Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria strikes a blow against Christians—exodus looms

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With the Kurds now likely to engage Turkish forces in battle, Christians and other minorities are afraid they will be left without protection. This confrontation may trigger an exodus, further depleting the Christian population of Syria, which has already shrunk by 80% since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011.

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