Iraqi Christians Attacked And Persecuted

You can hear the terror in the voices of women and children

 
This video is very distressing to watch, but as you watch it I'm sure you will feel, as I did, that something must be done to help these people.
 
Last Friday I received this short live video from our friend, Khalil, in Nala, Northern Iraq.
 
You can hear the terror in the voices of the women and the children as their farms are once again subjected to indiscriminate bombing from fighter jets. These are the very same farms that Family & Life have provided seeds and equipment for years.
 
Nala is home to eight Christian villages. The villagers have been rebuilding their homes since the defeat of ISIS. They have rebuilt schools and factories in the hope of encouraging those displaced during the war to return.

Turkish jets have bombed the land around these villages on the pretext that they are pursuing elements of the opposition Turkish Worker’s Party. But this is not true.
 

What you see in this video is a calculated attempt to intimidate the Christian population from their ancestral lands and dissuade other Christians from returning home.

Khalil told me that no-one was killed in this attack, but there was significant damage to farm equipment and the irrigation network, which is vital to their crop survival. He asked if we could help him, and I said I would do everything possible! That’s why I’m asking you, today, to make a special gift in solidarity with the Christian farmers in Northern Iraq.

Help us, help them rebuild their farms and stand up to intimidation. Please give what you can. Thank you
 
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
Adrian.