More Christians killed in Iraq
As churchgoers left mass on July 12th, a car bomb exploded in front of the gates of St. Mary’s Chaldean Church in Palestine Street in Baghdad. Initial reports indicate that seven have been killed and around 30 were injured, with 18 requiring hospital treatment.
Persecution and violence in the last six years have forced more than 200,000 Christians to flee to nearby countries including Jordan, Syria and Turkey, while upwards of 50,000 have sought refuge in the north of Iraq.
ACN has provided food and medical aid for Iraqi refugees in other Middle Eastern countries. The charity has also supported religious Sisters distributing basic food parcels to displaced families in the north of Iraq, who were living in poverty.