Tens of Thousands of Christian refugees from Iraq are lining the roads into Jordan, Syria and Turkey, fleeing from the approaching war.
They are contacting churches and Christian families in these countries, seeking shelter.
Indigenous churches and other evangelical ministries want to care for these refugees, but they are completely overwhelmed. They are calling for help from fellow believers in America. Christian Aid is responding as gifts are received to help the refugees.
Ministries in Syria report that roads are lined with refugee tents all the way from the Iraq border to as far as Damascus and Aleppo. They are asking for food, fuel, blankets, heaters and medicines.
Families with small children are being given water, soap, diapers, milk and emergency food supplies. Many Christian families in Jordan, Syria and Turkey are taking Christian refugees into their homes so they won't have to go into the tent camps. But their food supplies have been quickly exhausted, so they need our help.
Christian Aid has been sending financial assistance to indigenous evangelical ministries in all these countries for several years. Compassionate native workers are on the scene to help the refugees that are pouring in. Many have done all they can for now, until more help is received.
Gifts may be sent online at www.christianaid.org or by credit card at 800-977-5650. Checks can be sent by mail to Christian Aid Mission, P.O. Box 9037, Charlottesville, VA 22906. All contributions are tax deductible.