Christians Blocked from Refugee Camps


Refugee Camp
Refugee camp
Photo: Voice of America

Christians who have fled war-ravaged areas of Syria are facing continued persecution while trying to seek refuge in camps set up in Jordan, Lebanon and elsewhere. A substantial number of them are being blocked by United Nations officials when attempting to enter the camps because the majority of UN officials working in these countries are Muslims. Subsequently, many of the rejected refugees are being forced to live in hiding elsewhere, risking the danger of deportation and/or possible death if found.

As few as one percent of the overall refugees sponsored by other countries are Christian because the applications of those from religious minority groups have been blocked by the Muslim officials responsible for screening them. Former Anglican archbishop, George Carey, is suing the British Home Office, claiming that Britain is complicit in this discrimination. A brief video clip providing further details on the refugee crisis can be viewed here.

Despite the dangerous conditions, other refugees who have been forced from their homes in Syria are finding faith in Christ! Greg Musselman travelled to Lebanon and Jordan where he met many new believers. You can view this informative documentary, featuring a few of these wonderful testimonies.

Intercede on behalf of the many believers presently facing danger in war-torn areas of the Middle East, asking God to grant them divine protection and strength. Praise Him for the blessing of salvation that many have received despite the terrible situations in which they find themselves. May the Lord continue to increase the great harvest of souls that's taking place throughout the world, and that those who have fled to other nations will be given opportunities to share their testimonies with others in their new homelands.

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