Refugee and Internally Displaced Persons Appeal
in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan
About Our Partners
The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon; Assembly of Evangelical Churches in Iraq
Even as the fighting in Syria has ended, and the insurgency of ISIS in Iraq has been stopped, the crisis of those affected by these disasters continues. Despite news coverage from Europe of Middle Eastern refugees in places like Germany and Greece, most of these refugees never left the region and continue to be a humanitarian burden of nearby countries. Our Presbyterian partners in Lebanon and Syria (the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon) and Iraq (Assembly of Evangelical Churches in Iraq) have been on the frontline of offering humanitarian assistance. The Outreach Foundation is also supporting similar efforts of the Middle East Council of Churches (Jordan), along with other faith-based partners in the region. Special emphasis has been made to support ministries with infants, children, orphans and university students.
There are 3.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq and 7.6 million IDPs in Syria. In addition, 4.2 million Syrians and 400,000 Iraqis are refugees. The Outreach Foundation is providing resources for our church partners in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Jordan to care for neighbors – Christian, Muslim, and Yazidis – who have had to flee to a safer area in their own country or find a haven across a nearby border.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $50,000 to provide resources for partners who are bringing hope and healing in Christ’s name.