Fr Stephen Smuts

Syrian Christians Face Starvation, Deadly Attacks

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Minority Christians in Syria’s largest city Aleppo said Friday, December 7, they face starvation after dozens of believers already died in targeted attacks rocking Christian areas of the war-torn country.

“Bread isn’t found since last week, there is no wheat in the city and of course fuel is not available so…bakeries are not working,” said Majd Ajji, whose father runs a Baptist church in Aleppo, where airstrikes and gun battles transformed buildings into heaps of rubble.

Witnesses saw children fighting for food.

Most of the city, 310 kilometers (193 miles) northwest from capital Damascus, is now reportedly under rebel control but the situation remains tense, Ajji said in an email obtained by BosNewsLife.

“Fighting didn’t stop in the city,” Lebanon-based Ajji wrote on behalf of his father, Reverend Mouner Ajji, who remains in besieged Aleppo

Christian aid and advocacy group Open Doors said it received a letter from a Christian in Aleppo, claiming some hundred rebels invaded a Christian area and infiltrated a main street. “The Syrian army quickly retook the zone and no lives were lost,” it said…

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Written by Fr Stephen Smuts

December 10, 2012 at 18:57

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  1. Can anyone give any advice as to how Christians in other countries can help? My understanding is that Humanitarian organisations have been barred from entering Aleppo as the Regime will not allow them into the country.I’m sure there are many who would want to help those who are suffering as a result of this terrible conflict.Please advise if any readers have information on how to go about giving aid to the many innocent victims who are caught in the crossfire of this dreadful conflict.

    Michael Rossouw

    December 10, 2012 at 19:43

    • The Patriarchate of Antioch is receiving donations of money, which is then converted into food, medicine, clothing, etc, and distributed to anyone in need – regardless of religion. I’m not sure how you actually go about getting money to them, though.

      Stephen M

      December 10, 2012 at 19:58

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