Some Iraqi refugees ‘at great risk’ of death
Catholic World News - August 20, 2014
Many Christian and Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq are at increasing risk of death from starvation, thirst, and exposure to the elements, the Assyrian International News Agency reported.
Refugees who have fled to Erbil, the city of 1.5 million that is the capital of the semiautonomous region of Kurdistan, have received adequate assistance. Many, however, have fled to Dohuk, a city of 350,000, and Dohuk “does not have the infrastructure to service the refugees,” according to the report.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Sunni jihadist group that now controls approximately one-third of Syria and Iraq, continues to plunder the homes that the refugees have abandoned.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($13,733 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!