Damascus, Syria, Oct 7, 2013 / 23:55 pm
Only peace can end the suffering of Syria's Christian refugees, say local Christian leaders who emphasize the need to give refugees hope alongside material support.
"It is chaos, it is violence, it is blood, it is death. Life has been paralyzed. We have lost everything," Archbishop Theophile Georges Kassab of Homs told Aid to the Church in Need. "What can I tell you more? Only one thing, in the name of the majority: enough, enough, enough!"
"Now, before anything, our people need love and devotion, the archbishop added. "They need material support as well. They need, really, everything, because they have left everything."
In a recent video report, Aid to the Church in Need focuses on the sufferings of Christians since the conflict between rebels and the Syrian government began more than two years ago. Over 100,000 have died and millions have fled their homes as refugees, many leaving the country.