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P. Samir Youssef
Pastor of Amadiya: Mosul’s Christian refugees, torn between emergency aid and the longing to return home
In a letter Fr. Samir Youssef describes the situation of refugees, exiled from their home for more than two years. They are closely following the offensive to retake Mosul, although their homes and churches "are for the most part" burned or destroyed. With the arrival of winter there is a serve lack of heating oil, clothes, food and money to pay for their children’s school bus. An appeal to continue to support the AsiaNews campaign.
23/11/2016 15:47:00 IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": A Christmas gift to survive winter
As Iraqi troops advance in the Nineveh Plain and Mosul, a new wave of refugees could overshadow the fate of other refugees who found hospitality in Kurdistan. People need kerosene, winter clothes, aid for children, and money for rent. The campaign AsiaNews launched two years ago is more urgent than ever. Give up a superfluous gift to offer refugees an essential gift for life.
13/03/2017 13:24:00 IRAQ
Fr. Samir Youssef: Lent, a special time to support refugees from Mosul (PHOTOS)
Food, clothes, money, kerosene for heating: These are just some of the many needs. The offensive against the Islamic Republic in recent weeks has generated a new wave of refugees, and needs. The period of preparation for Easter an opportunity "to feel the need of others, and be close to them."
08/08/2014 ITALY - IRAQ
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul" to respond directly to Iraq's emergency
AsiaNews is launching a fundraiser to support Christians targeted by the Islamic State, thus responding to a request by the Patriarch of Baghdad and Pope Francis's urgent appeal "to guarantee all necessary assistance - especially the most urgently needed aid - to the great multitude of people who have been driven from their homes, whose fate depends entirely on the solidarity of others." More than 100,000 people have been forced to flee their homes leaving everything behind and now have nothing to live on. To help them, five euros a day are enough. The funds raised will be sent to the Patriarchate of Baghdad, which will distribute them according to the needs of each family.
04/08/2016 12:14:00 IRAQ
Louis Sako: Two years on from expulsion of Christians from Mosul and Nineveh
In a message issued today, the Chaldean Patriarch remembers the tragedy, while rumors of a Daesh defeat and a possible return of families to their homes spread. The call to rebuild the Iraqi nation by rejecting vengeance, the use of religion as a weapon against others; to combat terrorism by stopping the authors, but also those who bank-roll and preach violence. A new social pact for Iraq of coexistence among different races and religions.
"Adopt a Christian from Mosul": Archbishops’ thanks as first aid arrives
Msgr. Amel Nona, the Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, who is also a refugee himself, thanks all the donors to the AsiaNews campaign. The situation is increasingly difficult given the huge number of refugees and the arrival of winter and snow, making outdoor shelters and tents impossible. The crisis, an occasion that activates the faith of Christians.
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