Help The Persecuted Stands With Earthquake Victims in Syria

ALEPPO, SYRIA — Christian charity Help The Persecuted has mobilised field ministry teams in some of the worst-hit parts of Syria working alongside their local church partners to provide practical and spiritual support to those devastated by the recent earthquake. Their regional director Samar brings an update during one of their relief distributions in Aleppo.

The earthquake that rattled the Syria-Turkey border devastated areas that were already in ruin, crushed by the heavy burdens of war, poverty, and trauma. Persecuted Christians who were struggling to survive before the disaster have been hit with yet another catastrophic wave of suffering.

Help The Persecuted’s Field Ministry Team immediately jumped into action, focusing on the underserved and hard-to-reach areas of Syria providing food, water, shelter and heat. And Forming a pastoral care team focused on caring for grieving and traumatized believers and sharing the Gospel with others.

SamarHelp The Persecuted Regional Director:

The team of HTP tonight is visiting a shelter in the city of Aleppo. What we see is the way people are living if you look around me. This shelter is a school and in this school each family is living by themselves on the floor. I don’t know if you can see. They are living just a mattress on the floor and it’s freezing. It’s something to no human being can stand. Talking to the man and his wife they shared with me that they are team members and they all stay in this small room sleeping together.

They said the first night when the earthquake happened they spent two nights sleeping on the road but then they found this area. What we see is something no human being should live. We are doing all that we can, we gather some clothes as you see for the the kids, teenagers, we got some coats. We got some food for the church that is neighbouring this shelter. We’re doing everything we can but the people are really suffering so much.

And Help The Persecuted has also formed a pastoral care team focused on caring for grieving and traumatized believers and sharing the Gospel with others.

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About Help The Persecuted

Rescue. Restore. Rebuild. Help The Persecuted has been supporting suffering Christians with practical and spiritual help since 2011 and in 2018 was established as standalone charitable organization. We pray our efforts will empower the global Church to flourish not just in Middle East and North Africa, but also in the Western world as we share in their suffering and bear their burdens. Help The Persecuted is a 501(c)3 organization and a member of ECFA, the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability


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