Supporting Iraqi Christian Refugees in Jordan
FHL have shown solidarity with Iraqi Christian refugees forced to flee their
homes because of their faith. Through the direct help of Fr Mario Cornioli we support
around 100 Christian families living in a Latin Parish in Amman and it is hoped,
funds allowing, this programme will continue.
In January Peter will visit Amman again to assess another project made known to us, this time by Fr. George Kopti, the Vicar of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. This could result in the support of an additional 128 Christian refugee families who have been displaced by ISIS from the City of Mosul and the Nineveh Valley in Iraq. These families prefer to stay close to the local Christian churches in Amman, where they are benefiting from social and spiritual support, rather than setting up home in a refugee camp. Under Jordanian law they are not allowed to work so they are in need of immediate financial assistance. We have received a detailed bid for funds for these 77 adults and 51 children, to include food coupons, medications, urgent house appliances and help with house rentals.
This application, along with many others we receive, uncovers the continuing severe difficulties faced by many Christian families across the region and leads us to once again ask for your support in helping them. As our Charity grows, we hope to meet the needs of more Christians in the community.