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Syrian Christians suffer as refugee figures soar

September 12, 2013

With nearly 10% of Syria’s population now in flight, those who remain face increasing hardship as a result of the country’s civil war.

“Villages are empty,” a former Franciscan provincial tells the AsiaNews service, and “hundreds of thousands of people have been surviving for months with no electricity, water, and gas.” Christian families have been driven into exile, with many expecting that they will never be able to return.


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