Rome, Italy, Jul 17, 2019 / 23:23 pm
The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new fundraising campaign to aid Syrian Christians, whose lives continue to be devastated by violence and poverty.
"The war in Syria has still not ended, terrorism has yet to be defeated and our brothers have more need of our aid than ever," said Alessandro Monteduro, the director of Aid to the Church in Need in Italy.
Much of the region is still reeling from the destruction left behind by the Islamic State, while the ongoing Syrian civil war – now in its ninth year – continues to bring fresh devastation.
The city of Aleppo, once the most populous city Syria and its main economic and industrial center, was reduced to ruins during a bloody siege from 2012 to 2016.