September Refugee Update
An update from the field and an inside look at a food distribution.
"They are here living in inhumane conditions…"
The violence of the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, has displaced hundreds of thousands of Iraqi families. The mayor of a refugee camp near the front line is appealing for help from the international community.
Fill The Container
Learn about how a local Californian mom is bring awareness and relief to those negatively effected by the crisis in Iraq.
"I forgot I was a refugee."
Watch this incredible video to see how hope transformed the heart of a twelve-year-old refugee at the hardest time of his life.
Let's lock arms and be the hero
Heroes are not limited by culture, distance, cost, or risk. Their only limitation is choice. A choice to stop and intervene on behalf of the helpless, or go through life with disregard. Heroes pay the price, take the hit, get their hands dirty for those who can never repay. Today we are the Church. We can be the good Samaritan. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Let's lock arms and be the hero.
HOW CAN I HELP?
You can be an advocate for hope by providing a relief pack to a refugee family living in the desert right now. These families have a vast number of needs, as most are living on almost nothing. The mayor of a new refugee camp outside of Erbil told us, “More than 100,000 refugees came to Erbil, in addition to the existing 750,000, and we can’t handle more refugees… They are here living in inhumane situations. We need air-conditioning systems, small refrigerators, and basically everything a human being would need, including food and water.”
World Compassion is helping to meet these different needs by providing a variety of relief packs. You can bring hope and cast our fear by sending a relief pack to a refugee family living in the desert today.
WHAT’S IN A RELIEF PACK?
There are various relief packs that are essential items every family needs to get on their feet during their first weeks in a refugee camp. Each pack helps meet the immediate needs of a family, and are supplemented by monthly distributions of food and necessities from World Compassion through local churches on the ground. Your gift towards one or more of these relief packs can give a family the hope they need to get through times of crisis.
RELIEF PACK OPTIONS
-includes: Rice, Tomato Paste, Cooking Oil, Sugar, Spaghetti, Cheese, & Bulgur
-includes: Tooth Brush, Tooth Paste, Soap, Shampoo, Detergent
-includes: Six Liter Thermos, Cooking Pot, Utensils, Drinking Glasses, Plates, Bowls, Tea Cups
-this stove is not only used to cook food but doubles as a heater for a families in winter months
-in the extreme desert heat these small air conditioning units provide much needed relief to families living in tents
Air Cooler – $144 (£85)
Stove/Heater – $66 (£39)
Kitchen Pack – $56 (£33)
Sleeping Mats – $38 (£23)
Blankets – $30 (£18)
Food Pack – $15 (£9)
Toiletry Pack – $9 (£6)
World Compassion Terry Law Ministries is not a part of nor affiliated with Compassion International. Your gift will be used for these projects and many other outreaches of World Compassion Terry Law Ministries.
“This is a human tragedy beyond all comprehension.” – Kurdish Regional Government
As the violence spreads from Syria to Iraq, the Jihadist group ISIS has conquered approximately 1/3 of Iraq, combining this with territory in Syria, and forming a new territory called The Islamic State. These terrorists have already displaced 1.2 million Iraqis and killed 2,000 in just the first month of violence in Iraq, destabilizing the entire region.
250,000 people from Syria and 600,000 from Iraq have fled to the federal region of Kurdistan for safe haven leaving approximately 850,000 refugees in Kurdistan from Syria and Iraq needing immediate help.
There isn’t much left of Syria today. The destruction to infrastructure is estimated in the billions, the economy has collapsed, and their currency has little value. Iraq seems to be following suit as the war between Sunni and Shiite Muslims rages on. The devastation to human life is incalculable, and has created the worst refugee crisis in modern history.
In Syria alone there has been over 2.5 million people displaced outside their country, and 6.5 million internally.
The Gospel Welcomed
“We will protect Christians and any Muslim that chooses another faith.” – Minister of the Interior, Kareem Sinjari
Freedom of religion is written in the constitution of Kurdistan. Current government officials have expressed their desire to see religious freedom become a reality in their semi autonomous region of Iraq, presenting a historic opportunity for the Body of Christ to rally together and minister the gospel in the Middle East. We have the opportunity to bring hope and preach the gospel through humanitarian aid and to train and empower the local church to establish new churches among those reached.