Churches Housing Muslim Families Fleeing Violence in Iraq, Says World Vision

These are Yazedis who were displaced from Sinjar and fled into northern Iraq. The photo of the building, taken Aug. 14, 2014, shows the unfinished building where many families are seeking refuge.

These are Yazedis who were displaced from Sinjar and fled into northern Iraq. The photo of the building, taken Aug. 14, 2014, shows the unfinished building where many families are seeking refuge.               (Photo: World Vision)

August 22, 2014

While Iraq is struggling to cope with the severe humanitarian crisis that has seen close to 1.2 million people flee their homes on the run from terror group ISIS, Christian Churches are opening their doors and housing Muslim families in acts of generosity, Christian humanitarian group World Vision has said.

Refugees, who are constantly increasing in number, are in need of basic necessities and are praying for the end of hostilities, which have disrupted the lives of millions, including many children who are now unable to go to school.

The Iraqi government has been locked in a battle against ISIS, which has captured large amounts of territory in Syria and Iraq, with humanitarian groups playing a crucial part in providing relief to the millions of people in need.

Kathryn Taetzsch, World Vision’s Senior Emergency Response Leader in Iraq, detailed relief efforts in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, in an email interview with The Christian Post on Friday.

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